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THE RULE OF TWO: HOW TO LEARN FOR THE MCAT
Sometimes it seems like colleges try to help you learn everything EXCEPT how to learn. My own college made me take classes in philosophy, art, science, sociology, even phys ed! But the one thing they never actually taught me was HOW to go about learning something. To understand how to learn, we need to start READ MORE
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MCAT Retakes — Free Podcast
Bryan from the Next Step team just did a free podcast with Ryan Gray, MD from Med School HQ. You can check out the interview here: http://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-059-mcat-retakes-change-and-improve-to-get-the-score-you-want/ They cover how to study for a MCAT re-take. Thousands of students take the MCAT two or more times, and it’s critical to know what to expect during that READ MORE
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MCAT THx
The day after the MCAT, students begin The Dreaded Wait. That interminable 4-6 week period after the MCAT is over but before you get your scores back can feel like years. Once you finally get that email indicating that your test has been scored, you need to ask yourself, “Okay so what does this score READ MORE
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Average MCAT Scores
One of the surprises the MCAT has in store for students is the difficulty of the curve. Students expect a 30+ score — but soon find that 30+ scoring MCAT students are actually in the minority. Here’s the data: The mean MCAT score for 2020 (including all test administrations of applicants) was 506.4. (In 2019, READ MORE
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More Free Verbal Reasoning Practice
Let’s ring in the new year with some more free VR practice!   Passage III   The Navy has long had a particular focus on developing non-lethal antipersonnel weapons and a recent one, the electromagnetic personnel interdiction control (EPIC) system, has found a surprising use in medicine in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo READ MORE
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Free Verbal Practice Passage
Let’s do a full verbal practice passage for this week’s free practice:   The video game is an art form with infinite malleability. The game creator can communicate any artistic message and achieve – or at least try to achieve – any aim. While the images presented on most screens we interact with are intended READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry Discrete Question
Remember, if you’d like to receive an MCAT question every weekday, rather than just one a week on the blog, be sure to sign up for our mailing list!   Item 16 What is the azimuthal quantum number (l) for the orbital to which a fluorine atom gains an electron to form an F– ion? READ MORE
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MCAT 2015: How to Get Started Interview
MCAT 2015 Podcast Online Education Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Next Step Test Preparation on BlogTalkRadio Audio Transcript   READ MORE