The MCAT is a monster of an exam with an equal bearing on content knowledge and analytical, critical thinking skills. Yet, so many students tragically waste hours, days, and even weeks using inefficient study techniques in an effort to memorize the mountain of content they need to take on the exam.
Well, bid goodbye to the struggle because with Brainscape, you can strengthen your MCAT content game immediately! Better yet, you can do so in a way that’s carefully balanced to reflect what is (and isn’t!) likely to be tested in the exam.
Brainscape’s online and mobile flashcards have been curated by an MCAT tutor, supernerd, and 100th-percentile scorer in close alignment with the official MCAT outline. And these flashcards are designed in accordance with key cognitive science learning principles to help you learn the material faster and remember it for longer.
But how much does memorization matter?
You probably already know that the MCAT is a test of critical thinking. Passage reading, question interpretation, and figure analysis are just some of the skills that separate the lions from the mewling kittens. However, the MCAT is also built on a foundation of sound science knowledge. And without this knowledge, won’t have a shot at putting your reasoning skills to use.
As the world’s most effective memory-building tool, Brainscape is the perfect resource for building that science foundation. Our MCAT flashcards are also packed with strategy tips and hints to help you draw connections between topics and subjects so you can study for the MCAT more efficiently.
Maximize your MCAT score potential
We all know that preparing to take on the MCAT is hella time-consuming and also pretty nerve-wracking. But what if you could effectively manage your MCAT stress and get the same comprehensive MCAT content you’ve seen in the best prep books (without having to lug those books around)? What if the peace of mind of knowing you’re studying the right material, at the right in-depthness, was something you could carry in your pocket?
Well I’ll be! You totally can with Brainscape’s MCAT flashcards!
Brainscape has partnered with Clara Gillan—a 100th-percentile scorer with years of MCAT teaching and product development experience—to write and carefully organize over 4,000 flashcards. This repository was created with the input of other top-scoring MCAT experts, years of MCAT data, and meticulous scrutiny of the AAMC outline and available materials. And we tested this app with a focus group of students who ALL scored more than a 500 on their subsequent practice exam.
These cards aren’t just amino acid abbreviations and definitions of psych terms (although we have that, too!). They get to the heart of what the MCAT tests, and how it tests that content, from multiple decks dedicated to experimental design (moderating variables, anyone?) to extensive drilling on lab-focused concepts, like SDS-PAGE and amino acid titrations.
Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer
The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.
Our"secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of MCAT content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.
Pairing Brainscape's adaptive learning platform with detailed MCAT knowledge has helped thousands of students. Now we want to help YOU improve your score with our sophisticated and efficient learning tool.
With Brainscape’s MCAT course, you get:
- 4,200+ dynamic flashcards with in-depth coverage of every MCAT science subject.
- A step by step guide to set your MCAT study schedule.
- Top-notch psychology, sociology, and biochemistry content (recently updated!).
- A special focus on high-yield topics such as experimental design, analytic techniques, amino acids, and many more.
- Guaranteed coverage of all AAMC topic areas, cross-referenced with the AAMC official outline.
- An MCAT expert-designed tiered system, which progressively tests each topic from simple definitions to the most complex examples and applications, mirroring how the material appears on the real exam.
- A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time. dramatically.
- Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
- Additional guides for your MCAT prep.
Now go crush the MCAT exam!
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