MCAT game plan: Achieving your maximum score

Posted by The PhD Perspective on 2/1/13 10:40 AM

Taking the MCAT is extremely anxiety provoking.   But the preparation leading up to the exam can be grueling and soul-crushing.  These weeks/months are painful, filled with endless reading, questions, and practice exams.  Often, these monotonous routine days can cause students to become discouraged, frustrated, and bored.  Having a game plan before entering your exam prep stage can help you reduce the amount of time you are preparing, eliminate redundancies in your studying, and while it can’t make it more enjoyable, it will make it run a lot smoother. 

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Tags: test anxiety, MCAT

Beat the MCAT Blues: Dealing with depression and anxiety

Posted by The PhD Perspective on 12/12/12 10:37 AM

It’s likely that you’ve never prepared as deeply or intensely for an exam before, as you will preparing for the MCAT. Its common to feel anxiety, and even depression during the days leading up to the exam. In our post, we’ll give you some tips on how to cope and maintain your mental health through this difficult time.

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Tags: test anxiety, MCAT

Standardized Test Preparation as a Conduit to Enhanced Metacognition

Posted by College Corner on 11/6/12 9:20 AM

What is metacognition you may say (unless you have been exposed to the growing literature and popularity of this word in recent years)?  Metacognition, at its most basic can be described as knowing how you think. 

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Tags: study skills, LSAT, test anxiety, GMAT, GRE, MCAT