Week 4

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Week 4 (25 hours): First practice test!

  • Watch the CARS videos as described in week 1.
  • Read chem/phys: atoms and the periodic table as described in week 1.
  • Read bio/biochem: cells and molecules as described in week 1.
  • Read psych/soc: the self; social thinking as described in week 1.
  • Read something challenging and not directly MCAT-related as described in week 1.
  • Take the MedQuest MCAT Practice Test in realistic testing conditions. This is your first time tackling a WHOLE. BIG. ENTIRE. MCAT. You’re going to feel like you’re not ready. Nobody ever feels ready for their first full length, but you have to take the plunge. At your fourth week, you’ve been through a big chunk of your content review, you’ve done 250-300 practice questions, and now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to tackle the entire test: staying focused and alert for the full seven hours of testing, maintaining your confidence even if the test is hard, and working out the strategies you are going to use for the real test. As with all of your practice materials, reviewing your performance is the most important part of your practice.
  • Complete 120 Questions from the AAMC Question Packs as described in weeks 2 and 3.

Week 5