Examkrackers Home Study Schedule
This study regimen mimics the successful Examkrackers MCAT course by starting exactly ten weeks prior to the MCAT and taking a "soft week" break in the middle.
Preparation: Contact the AAMC and purchase Practice CBT's 7-11. Also, if you don't already have them, get: Examkrackers Complete Study Package and Audio Osmosis. The 1001 question/101 passages books are optional.
Start your preparation by taking Practice CBT 7. Take the entire test (including the writing section) under strictly timed conditions. This will give you a baseline idea of where you stand and allow you to chart your progress. Expect to score between 6 and 8 on each section (most students do).
After taking the test, plan on studying (from the EK materials) four lectures a week. Your study structure should budget about 2-3 hours a day, six days of the week. Attack the lessons thusly:
- First, pre-read the lecture. Read the lecture as you would a novel, quickly, and without worrying about the details.
- Next, read the lecture more thoroughly, with a pen in your hand so that you can take notes and highlight areas of weakness.
- Listen to the corresponding lecture in Audio Osmosis.
- Start with one lecture in Physics, Verbal, General Chemistry and Biology. When you run out of verbal lectures, begin Organic chemistry.
- Take the in-class exam corresponding to that lecture. Allow yourself no more than 30 minutes. Review the exam with the explanations, and post any questions you have on our website.
- Take the rest of the AAMC exams on every other Saturday until the real test. For any questions you answer incorrectly, determine if it was a dumb mistake (work harder) or if you didn't fully understand the science (go back to the appropriate lecture and re-read).
- As test day approaches, stay current with your studying. If you miss one day, do twice as much the next day.
- If you find you have extra time, purchase Examkracker's book of mini-MCATs, and work through them as advised in the schedule below.