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How to Catch Up on Content Knowledge for the MCAT After Remote Learning

By Connor Hatfield (Blueprint MCAT Tutor) If you experienced remote coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic, you know that it was far from perfect… Amidst the stress of a global pandemic, colleges and universities had to pivot from an in-person learning model to a fully online model in a matter of weeks. Though public schools and

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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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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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Don’t Psych Yourself Over Psych! 

By Nikhil Jaganathan  Seemingly endless vocabulary terms. Complicated experimental designs. Deceptive graphs and figures. This is the last stretch of the MCAT—you’re almost done! Many students consider the MCAT psychology/sociology section to be the easiest of the exam due to its more content-based nature compared to the other sections. Rather than applying countless formulas to

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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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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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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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