The Best Free MCAT Prep
- Dec 21, 2021
- MCAT Blog, MCAT Prep
Preparing for the MCAT can be really expensive and can feel really inaccessible. Not to worry! There are plenty of free MCAT prep resources that can help you boost your MCAT score and put you in the best position possible by the time test day rolls around.
Free MCAT Prep Practice
One of the most important things you need to incorporate into your prep is practice, practice, practice! The MCAT is an application-based exam, so the more practice questions you do, the better you’ll be able to perfect your test-taking strategies.
Another added benefit of doing practice problems and practice-tests is that you’ll be able to make like a physician and diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. Doing so is the most efficient way to spend your time, as you can focus on turning your weaknesses into strengths as opposed to trying to broadly attack everything you need to know for the MCAT (which is a lot!).
One way to get in your MCAT practice is through MCAT practice exams. Blueprint offers a free half-length diagnostic MCAT exam and a free full-length MCAT practice test in the free Blueprint MCAT account.
Both of these tests come with customized score reports where our powerful analytics diagnose your strengths and weaknesses by giving you a detailed breakdown of what you got right and what you got wrong by science topic and by question type, your demonstrated mastery of the AAMC content categories, how long it took you to answer questions/read passages, what happened after you changed your mind and chose a different answer, and SO much more. It takes the guesswork out of reviewing your full-length practice exams.
To provide additional practice that you can do on a daily basis, our 99th percentile MCAT team sends out MCAT Question of the Day emails with comprehensive explanations and tips on how you can sharpen your MCAT skills in just a few minutes a day.
Additionally, the most valuable test prep resources you can have access to are offered by the AAMC. The AAMC offers a free sample test that you can use to get the most accurate gauge of your current strengths and weaknesses. There is also a practice test tool that you can use to get used to exam features and get used to the user interface of the MCAT exam. Get that AAMC practice in closer to your test day to be ready for the real thing!
Free MCAT Content and Strategy Review
The MCAT is a mile wide and an inch deep when it comes to content, but that still means there is a TON of information you need to know to do well on the exam. Get familiar with the content on the MCAT by downloading our free MCAT Content Checklist.
Once you know what will be on the MCAT, it’s time to get down to your review. You can sample some of our modules from our self-paced MCAT online course (which has been proven to increase student scores by 13 points on average) when you sign-up for a free account.
You will also get access to our online study planner, the only MCAT online study planner that allows you to map out what you are studying and when. Creating a plan that ensures you digest all there is to know for the MCAT in bite-size chunks will guarantee that you continue making progress towards the score of your dreams.
You won’t be expected to memorize a ton of facts and figures, but there are certain terms and information that high-scoring test takers are able to apply quickly and reliably. From organic chemistry to physics and atomic structures, MCAT flashcards can help you review and internalize key concepts to lead you to a higher score! Blueprint MCAT experts created a deck of 1600+ flashcards full of high-yield content—all for, you guessed it, free!
Listening to podcasts on walks, during workouts, or even during commutes can be a great way to fit more studying into your day without majorly inconveniencing your schedule. Some of our favorites are The MCAT Podcast, The Premed Years, and Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A.
Free Access to MCAT Instructors
There are so many opportunities to hear from the best MCAT instructors! In our free MCAT webinars and classes, our instructors provide invaluable study tips and strategies and answer questions you may have.
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