MCAT Prep made simple
MCAT Prep is one of the most difficult things that you as a premed student will go through (minus the MCAT itself). This is due to sheer volume of material that you must study. And I have to admit that when you look at the required material only one thought will cross your mind:”Where on Earth will I begin?” But as the old saying goes:”The Journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step!”
Take small steps
As with all difficult tasks, you need to break down your study plan into small manageable parts. Starting with simple passage questions in order to familiarize yourself with the type of questions that you will be facing. This will also help improve your ability to know whats coming and begin to formulate a strategy to help you tackle the rest of the exam.
Enjoy the small accomplishments along the way.
Prepping for the MCAT is a battle of attrition not an all out war. This means that success in the MCAT will come from multiple minor victories along the way and not from a single binge on books. Always celebrate your milestones and set new ones as you go, and before you know it your halfway done!
Study in groups
Studying alone is one of the most stressful endeavors you can go through. Not only do you feel alone and the full weight of the exam on your shoulders, you also lose the insight that others might have. Not everyone knows everything, but collectively people can understand and communicate much more than they would on their own. So my advice is this; find a group of friends that are striving for the same goal you are and form a study group. Its the best intellectual and – most importantly – emotional support you can find.