10 Must-Do Tasks the First MCAT Study Week
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SO. MANY. OPTIONS.
We know what it feels like: being inundated with the ocean of content the MCAT supposedly covers.
If you are reading this: rest assured - you finally have a straight and narrow path to your 528.
The only way to traverse a map is a straight line: which happens one step at a time.
We've paved a route. Explore it to your medical future....
Day 1 is incredibly important to place on your calendar. If you are reading this post: it should be within the next few weeks. Don't postpone your MCAT study D-Day. Or the war will already be over.
Day 2: Supply Day
This is your supply day: where you prioritize your first essentials - an AAMC account, AAMC official test prep supplies, and supplies we recommend from our website.
Regarding MCAT Adventure, journey-specific supplies will always be listed before the relevant journeys. Scout out your trails and order beforehand so you aren't left waiting.
Day 3: Environment Destination Day
Day 4-5: Scope the ENTIRE MCAT
Day 6: Combat Training
Without a taste of the battle - you'll likely NEVER be ready.
Today, you do a single passage of each of the four sections. Like a dive into a cold swimming pool - it may feel horrible. But you are now in.
Ideal Study Laptop
Respectful of your budget, a laptop is not only an investment for MCAT prep: it is - more importantly - an investment for your future career as a physician.
Prioritize your AAMC expenses first: MCAT exam and official practice materials. After this; we highly recommend considering the laptop you use.
I used to hate Macbooks. After the death of my third Windows Laptop - I decided to cave into a Macbook Pro. It paid for itself in four months.
With the processing power - I was able to juggle a research job, MCAT prep, an artist side-career, and coding. Moreover, it runs Windows.
MCAT Study Environment
This is precisely the study environment step 4 will teach you how to set up.
In case you were wondering, that book in the background is the Amino Acid Legend. It's a book we are quite proud of - because it is, as far as we know, the first ever mnemonic storybook for Biology's alphabet. You WILL be tested on amino acids in the MCAT.