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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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Preparing for the MCAT As a Bad Test-Taker

We’ve all heard it before, either from people around us or maybe even our own mouths. “I don’t feel like I’ll ever do well on the actual MCAT; I’m just bad at taking tests.” But what does it really mean to be a “bad test-taker”? This article will help break down some of the reasons

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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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Why Is the MCAT So Hard?

By Nikhil Jaganathan The Medical College Admission Test, or the MCAT test, is infamously one of the most difficult standardized exams and may be one of the most important, ultimately determining your ability to achieve medical school admission. Knowing how to stop procrastinating and how to memorize the content you learn in your MCAT prep

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How Long Do I Need to Prep for the MCAT (for Real)?

How Long Do I Need to Study for the MCAT? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states that the average MCAT student studies for 20 hours per week for three months, summing up to 240 hours of studying. Average MCAT Scores Do you know what is the average MCAT score? The average student scores

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How to Start Prepping for the MCAT

Many people don't know how to start prepping for the MCAT. But, it's not so scary if you plan ahead.

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