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This program prepares students to perform well on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) by providing up to 30 hours of one-on-one coaching over the course of a year. The instructor will work directly with each student by phone and video conferencing to provide assignments and progress reviews. Students will learn timing strategies to maximize their score on the MCAT along with powerful problem-solving strategies for the CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning) and science sections of the test. The program covers MCAT strategy but does not include coaching on science review. Enrollment includes registration in STEPS, an online system that puts students in touch with potential study partners.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to control and use their time more effectively on all sections of the test, as well as how to avoid the most common timing pitfalls. They will learn how to skim CARS passages for structure and will master tools for distinguishing between two very close answer choices.
  • Students will learn how to set up passages efficiently on the science sections and how to skim for the essential elements of a passage. They will learn how to gain points through testing strategies such as process of elimination and estimation. Students will also learn how to read graphs and charts effectively and how to use logic to get correct answers. They will practice using a range of scientific problem-solving tools as well as tools for working two answer choices against each other to find the correct answer.
  • Students will learn how to overcome test anxiety and poor performance on standardized tests.

Course Number: EDUC-90051
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)