Staying Cool on the Day of Your MCAT Exam

  • 26 August, 2016

Staying Cool on the Day of Your MCAT Exam

1. Stay Healthy
  • 1.A good night sleep - Avoid trying to cram months of learning into a couple of hours
  • 2.Healthy diet - A light dinner the previous night and a healthy full breakfast on the day of your exam.
  • 3.Breathing techniques - Deep breathing is a great way to de-stress.
  • 4.Exercise - To relieve stress, practice stretches that flexes your body and will help make you feel energized.

2. Review Only Key Concepts
It is best to go through just some of the key concepts instead of reviewing all that you set your eyes on. This helps you keep a relaxed mindset when you begin your MCAT exam.

3. Read Questions Carefully
Despite preparing well, some people do not score well. A main reason behind this is they fail to read questions carefully. Spending a few more seconds to re-read questions helps you answer them with better accuracy.

4. Manage Your Time Effectively
A good time-management technique is to avoid spending a lot of time on one question. If you find a question particularly difficult, proceed to another question. Once you have worked your way to the end of the exam, you can return to questions that haven't been attempted yet.

5. Prepare Your Materials Ahead of Time
Prior to the day of your exam, ensure you have all the necessary tools and material ready. You also need to start early to be better prepared for situations that can delay your journey to the exam center.

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