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Next Step Public Office Hours – Diagnostic Review

  • by Allison Chae
  • Oct 26, 2016
  • MCAT Blog, MCAT Prep, MCAT Public Office Hours, Premed Webinars, Webinar

A diagnostic exam is the best way to begin your MCAT prep. Next Step understands the importance of this analysis of your skills, which is why we offer a free half-length diagnostic with our free practice bundle. Bryan Schendeker, Next Step’s National MCAT Director, discusses the importance of reviewing your diagnostic once it’s been completed.

He goes over what can be determined from the results of your diagnostic exam. Do you have any weak sections or topics? Do you need to work on your timing? Can you handle sitting for a long exam without growing tired? How can you optimize your prep based on these results?

You will learn how to get to your diagnostic exam within the Next Step testing platform. Then, Bryan will show you how to review the diagnostic passages. He will go over how to approach each passage, why you should be highlighting or taking notes, and briefly explain how to look at tables, graphs, and data within passages. Students were able to ask questions throughout, so watch the recording below to see if your questions were answered.

Unlike the lesson videos, this is not just a lecture. The office hour sessions are intended to be interactive. They will be conducted by one of our senior MCAT experts and will focus on specific MCAT content, but students will have the ability to ask and answer questions on mic. If you have a question, you can simply type your question into the chat box or click the “raise your hand” button and ask.

Our goal at Next Step is to make sure that you have the resources needed to prepare for the MCAT and your future career. This public office hour session is a sampling of what our course students have access to on a regular basis. If you’re interested in our online MCAT course, click here. We also have several practice test bundles, including a free practice bundle, as well as one-on-one MCAT tutoring services. If you utilize our tutoring services or enroll in our course, you will receive customized plans that work at your pace and focus on the areas where you need to improve the most. What works for some may not work for all, so we are doing away with the cookie cutter approach and making sure that your study plan works for you.