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CARS Strategy: I Always Run Out of Time; What Should I Do?
Worried about getting a low CARS score on the MCAT? The MCAT has a strict time limit on each section. For the CARS section, you must complete 9 passages containing 53 questions in 90 minutes—that’s an average of 10 minutes per passage or about 100 seconds per question! This timing is tight, and many studentsREAD MORE
Are You Prepared for the MCAT?
One of the most common scenarios MCAT students find themselves in is: “The MCAT is in a week, but I don’t feel like I’m ready. Should I reschedule or should I just take it?” This is certainly an understandable feeling to have. The Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT, is one of the hardest andREAD MORE
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 MCATREAD MORE
Why Is My CARS Score Low? Five Fatal Mistakes with CARS
By: Nikhil Jaganathan CARS – four letters that almost every pre-med student despises with a passion. The Critical Analysis and Reading Section of the Medical College Admission Test, also known as the MCAT, is notorious for its passages with complex arguments and vocabulary built on top of unforgiving time limits. The MCAT CARS section isREAD MORE
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 otherREAD MORE
5 Tips for Staying on Top of Your MCAT Prep During the Holidays
The holidays are upon us, but so are January MCAT dates. Find out how you can maximize prepping for the MCAT during the holidays!READ MORE
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 MCATREAD MORE
When MCAT Prep Isn’t Working
Almost everyone who took the MCAT has been there. You’re practicing passage upon passage for CARS and regularly taking FL exams, but you can’t get that score up. Every Chem/Phys section on every FL exam seems to have those select few topics you didn’t review hard enough and forgot a formula for. How do youREAD MORE
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