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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!

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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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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 you

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Avoiding The Empty Brain Feel: Managing Content Anxiety on the MCAT

As a pre-med, you’ve taken an exam or two (though it probably feels like 200!). When test time came, you may well have experienced testing anxiety. Sweaty palms, nausea, heart palpitations, racing thoughts, going “blank”, hyperfixation, and catastrophic thinking are just a few of the symptoms of an anxious test taker. For an exam like

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How Many Times Can You Take The MCAT?

For many pre-med students, the MCAT isn’t a “one and done” deal. Maybe you didn’t receive the MCAT score you were hoping for, or perhaps you simply felt like your nerves got the best of you on test day—in either circumstance, you are not alone! Rest assured, it is possible (and not uncommon) to take

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9 MCAT Mnemonics You Need to Know

Stalactites hold on tight; stalagmites might reach the roof one day. This might not help you on the MCAT, but we explain 9 MCAT mnemonics devices that will!

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How to Stay Motivated During MCAT Prep

Need some MCAT motivation? Read more for our best tips for how to stay motivated during your MCAT prep.

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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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