When you’re getting ready to take the MCAT, you want to make sure that you’ve got the basic content and critical thinking skills ready to go. But the part that students sometimes overlook is ensuring that they are prepared for all other aspects of taking the MCAT—both the good and the bad. Proper planning is the key to a successful and stress-free MCAT experience, so keep reading for tips on how to make your Test Day run as smoothly as possible.
Plan proactively for Test Day mishaps
To ensure your MCAT experience is as low-stress and high-success as possible, you’ll want to anticipate anything that could potentially go awry. Here are some tips for getting proactive about Test Day contingencies so that nothing can catch you off guard.
Prep for MCAT success
Your eyes snap open to your (extra early) alarm going off. Wide awake, you jump out of bed and immediately start preparing for your day. You’re focused, you’re wired, you’re in the zone. It’s MCAT Test Day. Your post-Test-Day celebration is every bit as important as your during-test routine. While it’s important to plan for the worst, you should walk into the testing center with confidence and the expectation of success. Celebrate accordingly with these post-testing tips:
Hopefully this provides some direction for your MCAT Test Day and the days leading up to it. This can be a very stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare appropriately ahead of time and make sure you’re ready the night before. That way, when you wake up on Test Day morning, all you have to do is show up and show that test who’s boss.