A Simple Study Technique To Skyrocket Your MCAT Score

Are you looking to get yourself prepared to completely crush the MCAT this year?

If so, great. You’re in the right place.

At MCAT Mastery, we’re anxious to help students like you who want to get the highest score that is in their capacity.

Here’s a quick tip that isn’t repeated enough and isn’t taken too seriously.

We suggest you take it seriously if you want to see some powerful improvements in your MCAT score.

Always conduct practice tests under test-day conditions.

Do this with your first practice test and do it with your last.

When you do it with your first, you’ll see exactly what you’re up against when it comes to the MCAT.

You’ll have an OBJECTIVE idea of it in your mind. Unlike most people, you don’t want to have ‘just an idea’ of what the MCAT is going to be like.

And trust me, after you do this the first time, it’ll scare you. But that’s okay, because that fear will motivate you for the next few months as you prep for the MCAT.

Eventually, you’ll be glad you took that first practice test under real testing day conditions.

Practicing under test day conditions will show you the kind of time pressure you’re going to have to get comfortable with.

Imagine you realize the intensity of that pressure when you’re just a few weeks away from test day! You’d be drenched in fear and worry.

Unfortunately, that’s what is happening to most people writing the MCAT – those who aren’t putting this and many other MCAT strategies into practice.

If you’ve already started preparing for the MCAT and haven’t done a practice test under test day conditions, don’t worry, just do it as soon as you can.

With that said, here’s how you’re going to simulate test-day conditions during practice:

  • Start at 8am or as close to it as possible
  • Try to use a desktop computer with a mouse
  • Bring snacks and lunch you’d eat on test day
  • Eliminate distractions (turn music off, don’t go to coffee shop, etc.)
  • Don’t go somewhere too quiet because the test room will have ambient noise from other testers (chairs, bodily noises) – library is probably best choice
  • Time yourself with test-day timing
  • Take all the time during breaks
  • Take the test in proper order
  • Never go over the time limit
  • Always answer every question (timing will help you pace your question-answering)

So what’s the point of doing this? What are the benefits?

  • You will develop an accurate understanding of your timing abilities
  • You will discover a balance that works for you between reading passages and answering questions
  • You will learn to skip hard questions for later in order to first answer as many easy questions as possible
  • Your test endurance will increase and get stronger
  • Your ability to focus for longer and not get tired
  • Your concentration will be more precise
  • Your overall performance will increase
  • You will get a greater sense of confidence for the real test
  • By the time you actually write the real MCAT, it won’t seem any different than what you have already experienced
  • On real test day, you will be confident in your answers – and that feeling is priceless

Also, if you’re going to simulate the actual test day, might as well go ALL OUT once or twice before the actual test.

What do I mean by “all out”? If you’re truly determined, you can even test how your diet, sleep, mood, caffeine-intake affect the way you perform on MCAT practice tests!

Figure out what physical state gives you the best results, and leverage that for actual test-day.

If you can take this concept to that level, we have no doubt that you’re truly dedicated to destroy the MCAT this year.

MCAT Mastery was created for future doctors like you, who are willing to go the extra mile to get what you want in the smartest way possible.

We wrote an entire article on how those who study less but study smart, always rank higher than those who study a lot but inefficiently. You can read that article here.

We’ve done the research and we know for a fact that in order to achieve a high score on the MCAT without the frustration, anxiety, and stress that comes with it, you need to apply powerful MCAT prep strategies like the one you just read.

Once you take a strategic approach to studying for the MCAT, you will crush it with a competitive MCAT score that will help you get into med-school…

We promise you that.

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