Friday, May 11, 2012
Now the Real Work Begins
Since my diagnostic MCAT exam was not nearly up to where it needs to be, I will be working 8 hours everyday to give myself the best chance possible of succeeding. My weakest area is physics, so of course I will put off studying that as long as possible because let's be honest - physics sucks. Biology is so much more kick ass than physics! So I will start with biology and get to where I am a biology master as fast as possible. Then, because physics is the bane of my existence, I will move on to general chemistry. Hopefully, by then I will sufficiently be into MCAT study mode where I can focus on the beast. I've read several posts on student doctor network that organic chemistry is too low yield to study for, and considering I just took two semesters of it, I plan on briefly reviewing that section last.
If anyone has any study tips, or things that worked well for them, please let me know. I plan on taking a practice exam every week, probably on Saturday mornings since my MCAT is set for Saturday, July 14th at 8 am. I also will make sure to go over every answer I got wrong, and even the ones I got correct to make sure that I have as solid a foundation as possible. I will be self-studying as I do not want to shell out $1500 for an MCAT prep course. Fortunately, my school library has many resources, and a friend is letting me borrow her books when she finishes with them next week. Good luck to all those applying this cycle. It's been a lot of hard work to get to this point, and we've only just begun!