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BLUEPRINT MCAT BLOG

At Blueprint, we believe in educating first. Our MCAT blog was created to reflect this value. Our articles are written by the same MCAT experts who write our MCAT books, MCAT practice exams, and our MCAT course materials. We also partner with guest contributors regularly, both professionals and industry experts, to make sure that you are getting information that is not only relevant, but accurate.

Learn from the best with this free MCAT resource, updated with new articles regularly. If you need to know about a specific MCAT subject, changes being made to the MCAT exam, and general information about the MCAT, our blog is the perfect place for you.

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Secrets to a 99th-Percentile MCAT Score-September 2020

How hard is it to get a high MCAT score? Hard, but not impossible! Our MCAT expert Phil Hawkins is showing you how to get a 99th-percentile MCAT score!

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CARS Master Class 2021

Why is CARS necessary? It's certainly not a science section and won't help you in your career as a physician, right? Answer: False.

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How to Improve Memory and Recall for the MCAT March 2020

The heavy content load on the MCAT requires you to remember a seemingly endless amount of facts, figures, rules, and laws. How do you even remember all of that? MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins helps you unlock the best strategies to improve your recall and memory for the MCAT. Click here for slides from this presentation. Watch the

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Intro to the MCAT – January 2020

Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you’re gonna watch this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, will be discussing the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test, what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few sample

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MCAT Math – November 2019

There’s no way around it; you’re going to have to use some math skills on the MCAT. Fortunately, though, it’s mostly confined to how they relate to science topics including chemistry, physics, and stats. But what specific math skills will you need to understand to do well on the MCAT? MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins goes

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CARS Master Class November 2019

This free Master Class will be covering the CARS section (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section) in its entirety.

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Secrets to a 99th-Percentile MCAT Score

To earn a 99th-percentile MCAT score, you’ll need  discipline, personal accountability, and enough time to study. Admittedly, there’s a lot more to it than that, and no one can describe it better than someone who was in your shoes and knows exactly what you’re going through. Next Step Test Prep MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins divulges

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MCAT Master Class: Metabolism and Glycolysis – August 2019

You might already have a basic understanding of metabolism—at the very least, you should know it slows down as we age. However, to fully understand metabolism as it relates to the MCAT, we need to take a deeper look into Bioenergetics. What is glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway? How does thermodynamics play into

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