Should I Retake the MCAT?

Should I Retake the MCAT?

You’ve devoted months—and perhaps even quite a bit of money—to preparing for the Medical College Admission Test, and now that you’ve received your score, all you can wonder is, “Should I retake the MCAT?” Ultimately, everyone has their own opinion about whether a retake is necessary. One way to approach this question is to review the data utilized by medical school admissions committees, as well as several applicable studies. So—should I retake the MCAT? Consider this study, which was a meta-analysis of 23 other studies. It examined MCAT scores and their correlation to medical school GPAs and USMLE ... Read More About Should I Retake the MCAT?

What is a College Seminar?

What is a College Seminar?

During college, you may encounter a specific type of course format: the seminar. College seminar courses are typically small, and are generally led by a professor. They are often higher-level classes that focus on a specialized subject area in a given major or minor. Students are expected to participate regularly in college seminars, including giving presentations and participating in discussions. There are many ways that students can succeed in a college seminar course, including emphasizing their participation, remaining distraction-free, and actively listening during class sessions. Keep reading to learn more about college seminars: Which ... Read More About What is a College Seminar?

A Day in the Life at the University of Florida

A Day in the Life at the University of Florida

Mae earned her bachelor’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida. She specializes in science tutoring, study skills tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of Florida: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Mae: The University of Florida (or UF) is located at the heart of Gainesville, FL. It is home to 50,000+ students. The campus is as safe as a college campus can be. There are emergency phones located across campus, as well as emergency transportation if you find yourself out after dark and don’t feel safe walking hom ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Florida

How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

As of July 11, 2017, the GMAT’s "Select Section Order" feature is available to all test-takers. This change will allow students to decide among three GMAT section orders: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal (which is the original order) Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment All of the GMAT sections will otherwise remain the same—with the same time limits, types of questions, and optional breaks as in the past. The only difference is that you will be able to c ... Read More About How is the GMAT Changing in 2017?

4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section

4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section

The GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section, which was introduced in 2012, consists of 12 complex questions that you must answer in only 30 minutes. It includes four question types: Graphics Interpretation, Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, and Two-Part Analysis. Each Integrated Reasoning problem requires you to analyze provided data, and to then answer multiple parts of the question correctly in order to receive credit. What are the best ways to process such a large amount of information from multiple sources in a brief period of time? Here are four time management strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning section: 1. Read the ... Read More About 4 Time Management Strategies for the GMAT's Integrated Reasoning Section