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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MCAT Verbal Score

By Jessica Freedman MD, MedEdits

Many clients ask what they can do to improve their MCAT verbal score. I have some advice from one of my clients who earned an outstanding verbal score and is also an MCAT tutor:

1) Be sure to finish the verbal section. Do not "go back" to any questions or passages until you have finished the entire section.

2) Get the general idea of each passage and, if you are unsure of an answer, guess, based on the main purpose of the passage.

3) Do not leave questions unanswered with the intent of answering them later.

4) Do not waste time highlighting, underlining, mapping etc.

In other words, achieving your best score requires finishing the section and answering every question.

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