It's exam day. You're taking the MCAT and you come across the hardest section you’ve ever encountered...
What do you do?!
Of course, you start panicking...
Is all your hard work going to waste?!
In this article, we're going to tell you how 515+ scorers dealt with a situation like this. Be sure to read to the end 🙂
Are you struggling to stay motivated for the MCAT? Do you find yourself burning out constantly and wanting to procrastinate?
Recently we've been spending time with top MCAT scorers figuring out how they kept themselves motivated for the MCAT.
An exam of this length with this extreme amount of content to know, requires a whole new level of motivation than the exams you're used to.
We realized that someone who has mastered the ability to motivate themselves during MCAT prep, can make progress in their MCAT score at a MUCH faster rate than someone who studies for this exam like it's their regular college exam.
It seems obvious, but we know that if we're dedicating ourselves to providing you with the tools to skyrocket your MCAT score in the quickest amount of time, then the topic of MCAT motivation needs to be addressed.
Some will dismiss this as 'soft' skills that don't matter...
Those who are smart, will take this seriously and master themselves.
When you master yourself, you'll be able to master the MCAT, and more importantly you'll truly be ready to take on med-school...
Dear future doctor,
If your MCAT score isn't increasing fast enough....
If you got a horrible score on your recent practice exam...
If you feel like you have a super long way to go before you reach your MCAT score goal, that you absolutely NEED in order to open doors to med-school...
The first thing we want to say to you is...
It's going to be okay.
How do we know?
What if we told you that almost every 90+ percentile MCAT scorer felt the same way, at some point during their MCAT prep?
What if we told you that there came a point in every "current med-schoolers" MCAT prep journey where they felt 'stuck', where they felt like there was not enough time, where they feel like there was way too much information to study, where they felt like med-school admission might just be unattainable...
Yet today, those same students are on their way to becoming physicians.
Over the the years at MCAT Mastery, we’ve seen premeds who have improved their MCAT scores from 499 to 512, from 489 to 509, from 500 to 521, from 505 to 517, from 50th percentiles to 90th percentiles (and the list goes on)... in a matter of weeks.
Clearly, something "clicks" for these top scorers that enables them to skyrocket their MCAT score very quickly. There comes a moment where they just 'get it'. Our goal is to give you the key insights you need to make it 'click' for you too.
The highest score you can get on the MCAT is a 528.
In this article, we're about to show you how you can go about achieving the closest score you can possibly get to that elusive 528. We're going to show you how you can achieve your maximum MCAT score.
Achieving your maximum MCAT score isn’t a result of just studying “harder” or studying more. It’s about studying better and studying smarter.
If you’re not seeing your score progress, it’s because there's something missing from the way you're studying for the MCAT, or there's something you're doing that's holding your score back.
If you want to get your score as high as it possibly can be, you need to raise the effectiveness of your current MCAT study habits, mindset, and strategies...
If you're like most premeds, the effectiveness of your MCAT prep is probably much below 70% and with some simple tweaks and changes to your MCAT prep style, you can maximize your efficiency, and consequently, your MCAT score.
In this article, we're going to cover proven ways to maximize your MCAT prep mindset, habits, strategies, and more, so that in the next week or two, you can start seeing tremendous progress...
As you know, we love talking about the unconventional concepts; those ideas that other MCAT prep companies never address.
We know that these are also essential pieces of the puzzle that will lead to your MCAT success, that must not be ignored.
In this article, we want to talk to you about the beliefs of top MCAT scorers.
One of the biggest failures we see in those who are studying for the MCAT, is that they don't invest time and energy into maximizing their mental and physical performance abilities during this critical phase of their lives...
A phase on which the fate of their medical future rests.
Most students feel like the MCAT and fear go hand in hand. If you're writing the MCAT, you may have just accepted fear as part of your daily life, dealing with it until test day is over.
That's an unfortunate but common situation; premeds are spending months chasing a higher MCAT score, but struggle to reach it because of one thing that they refuse to let go of... fear.
Throughout MCAT prep, you’re likely going to come across several disappointments. How do we know? Because everyone does. We’ve seen it over the years. Even those who end up scoring 520+...
Maybe you’ll write a practice test and won’t see your score increase. Maybe you’ll see it decrease! Maybe you just can’t seem to get your score up in a certain section. Maybe you forget key pieces of information during the exam, that you remember easily when not writing the test. Maybe you wrote the MCAT, and scored way lower than you expected. The list of MCAT failures and disappointments are endless…
But here’s the key: the way you deal with these struggles, plays a critical role in you eventually scoring 510+ on the MCAT, and eventually getting into med-school. So how do you deal with them? How do top scorers deal with them?
The way a scientist would.
Top MCAT scorers know a cold truth about the MCAT that most average scorers don’t (and they use this to their advantage)...
They know that the MCAT was designed, as it’s main purpose, to identify the most viable med-school candidates; those who are most likely to succeed in med-schools.
They want to identify the outliers – those who clearly stand out from the average applicants.
So how do they ensure that only the outliers reveal themselves?
Have you ever wondered how some premeds just simply ‘get’ the CARS section? How they easily master CARS with scores over 129?
Don't you wonder what they're doing differently than others who can’t stop scoring in the low 120s?
We wondered it too...
So we did some research on strictly 130+ CARS scorers (several 132 scorers). If they didn’t score 130 or more, we weren’t listening. We kept it exclusive.
We heard what these CARS Masters had to say and we discovered A LOT of powerful CARS strategies that most premeds don’t know about and aren’t applying.
And of course, we did this so we can share their secrets with you.
A lot of times, while studying or beginning to prepare for the MCAT, our mind gets bogged down with thoughts that make us feel anxious, nervous, or worried.
At MCAT Mastery, we know exactly what you’re going through because we’ve experienced it ourselves. There’s pressure from everywhere...
Time pressure especially!
So how do you stay calm in such stress-provoking times?
We'd like to share some guidance and insights that we leverage when we're getting incredibly stressed.
When we hear from you and all students in our community, that you're scared of the MCAT coming up, we completely get it.
You might be feeling like people around you, those who are closest to you, don't get you and your current fear that you're facing!
Truth is, they probably don't get it.
They don't know what it's like to work so hard at getting the grades, racking up the extra curriculars, competing for great research and clinical opportunities, while ALSO figuring out how to improve your MCAT score to your score goal mark.
They don't know what it's like to have the fate of your dreams rest on one standardized test that is known to be one of the hardest standardized tests out there.
So yeah - prepping for the MCAT can get scary. We get it. What’s scarier is that as you move forward in your medical career, this fear is going to show up more often...
It’ll show up when you’re going through interviews, filling out applications, waiting for acceptances, your first day of med-school, and so on.
In this article, we're going to show you how you can quickly alleviate these negative, mind-clouding emotions... not just for the MCAT, but throughout your entire doctor journey.
What if fear could become your own powerful weapon? What if you could use fear, as a tool to succeed?
In this post we're going to show you how you can use this 'negative' state as a way to boost your productivity and learning during MCAT prep.