Week 11

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Week 11 (25 hours): final review week

  • Review high-yield topics as well as topics you feel less confident about. At this point, you should not be learning much new information, just rehearsing and reminding yourself about things you’ve already studied.
  • Double-check your memorization of formulas, amino acids, etc.
  • Complete 75 questions from the AAMC Section Bank as described previously.
  • Read something challenging and not directly MCAT-related as described in week 1.
  • Revisit questions from your full lengths that you found challenging. As you’re getting close to the test, it is worthwhile to look back at your performance on all of your full lengths, to make sure that you understand all of the questions and how to approach them. You can try going through casually, testing whether you know the right answers, and then looking at the explanations. This is not really about practice, it’s about getting in the “AAMC mindset,” so that you’re remembering the kinds of questions the test-writers like to ask, and the kinds of questions you find particularly challenging, and how you will approach these questions on exam day.

Week 12