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Studying for the MCAT While Taking Classes

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, MCAT prep is a substantial time commitment, especially for students studying for the MCAT with full-time school or a job! The average med school student (e.g., ~501 MCAT score) studies for 240 hours so that they can obtain a good MCAT score. So let’s explore how a full-time

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What’s the Fastest Way to Raise Your MCAT Score?

For most pre-med students, the MCAT is unlike any test they’ve ever taken. The length, the level of complexity, and the amount of content knowledge required can make the Medical College Admission Test feel overwhelming at times. In addition, pre-med students are often pressed for time to study. They might be studying for the MCAT

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Tips for MCAT-Life Balance: Can I Party on My Birthday?

Let’s face it – MCAT prep can be a grueling process! Most MCAT test-takers set an MCAT prep schedule of about two to six months (sometimes more!). During the time that MCAT prep might last for, it’s inevitable that you will wrestle with the question of how to balance MCAT prep not only with other

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Studying for the MCAT With Full-Time School or a Job: Seven Steps for Success

By Nikhil Jaganathan Studying for the MCAT by itself is a daunting task for many. Studying for the MCAT while having a job simultaneously may seem unfeasible. But in reality, many students are able to ace the MCAT while balancing multiple extracurricular activities, including jobs.  I’m currently a Blueprint MCAT tutor. I took the MCAT

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What’s Going to Be on the MCAT in 2023?

For individuals preparing for the upcoming 2023 MCAT, a question at the forefront of their minds is likely, “What is going to be on the MCAT 2023 exam?” It is understandable to be curious about what will be different or newly challenging about next year’s exam or any of the exams offered in the future.

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The Best Free MCAT Prep

Preparing for the MCAT can be really expensive and can feel really inaccessible. Not to worry! There are plenty of free MCAT prep resources that can help you boost your MCAT score and put you in the best position possible by the time test day rolls around.  Free MCAT Prep Practice  One of the most

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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?

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The MCAT Secret that Kaplan and Princeton Review Don’t Want You to Know!

The big test prep companies have giant multi-million dollar marketing budgets devoted to hiding one simple fact from you: MCAT prep can be done very well for very little money (or free!). Let’s start with the basics: the people who make the test, the AAMC, publish lots of material to prep for the MCAT and

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