How to make sure you don’t fall behind during distance learning

Posted by Brian J. on 10/9/20 8:44 AM

Let’s be real, it’s hard to focus on school at home. And as COVID-19 cases persist and schools remain online, it is important to not fall behind. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your work while learning from home:

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Tags: study skills, homework help, covid-19

My experience with the “GRE at Home” remote exam

Posted by Brendon F. on 9/11/20 8:05 AM

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ETS has been offering the option to take the GRE at home (right now, through September 2020) instead of the traditional in-person format. Several months ago, I took the GRE in this format, and share some of my experience and advice below.

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Tags: GRE, covid-19

Remote vs. Online Learning

Posted by John D. on 8/31/20 8:48 AM

With students unable to currently attend school in person, students, teachers, and staff are working to improve education at all levels. Some universities now find the need to articulate the difference between Remote classes and Online classes. This distinction allows us to think through some important issues in distance learning that can help us enrich virtual learning both during and after the pandemic.

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Tags: study skills, covid-19

How to study for the MCAT when you haven’t completed all your science coursework

Posted by John C. on 5/4/20 11:00 AM

A lot of folks have asked me how to study MCAT material that they have never seen in class. It is a good and important question. Many of the topics covered on the MCAT—particularly on the Chem/Phys section—are covered in classes that students tend to take later in their college careers, such as second semester physics (E&M). In this brief post, I hope to share a bit of my own MCAT story, as I took the MCAT while I was in the midst of second semester organic chemistry and second semester physics.

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Tags: MCAT, covid-19

Premed during COVID-19? Here are a few ideas for how to put your time at home to good use

Posted by Saiesh on 4/28/20 10:28 AM

A common concern among undergraduate premed students these days is how COVID-19 may impact their application plans to medical school. Before offering some ideas for using this time productively, a gentle reminder: Most medical school committees are comprised of physicians, all of whom would much prefer that you practice social distancing and basic hygiene over attempting to finesse your application. Whatever you do, stay calm and prioritize your health and the health of your loved ones.

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Tags: admissions coaching, medical school admissions, covid-19