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10 Top Tips for Preparing for the MCAT


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Check Out Other Exams

Yes, you're taking the MCAT. Still, it won't hurt to look at some other exams for practice. You might be surprised at the similarities between the MCAT, the LSAT and the GRE. These graduate-level exams are all produced by the same company, so the verbal comprehension sections of any of these tests can be great review tools for the MCAT.

Sift through the shelves of your school's library for older versions of these exams. Familiarizing yourself with the language and style of the MCAT is what's important, so even dusty GRE and LSAT tests could be a big help.

On the morning of the exam, take a couple of verbal tests. Take your pick from your practice test pile. This will give your brain a mental warm-up, ensuring you're fully alert as you start the MCAT [source: Sassani].