I’ve finally picked out my date for the MCAT. I knew everyone was telling me to hurry up and pick it, “Otherwise, you’ll have to go to Indiana!!!” But for a few months now my mentality was, “If I’m not ready, then I shouldn’t take it…” I was scared that if I picked a date and wasn’t ready for it, then it’d be a waste of money to cancel.
But then I thought about how my attitude towards MCAT studying was currently, and even though I have been keeping up with the readings and attending classes with Kaplan, I was behind in a few assignments and had my focus more towards my UIC classes (especially since I had two exams last week!). Well, that’s all gotta change. After finally taking a full-length test, I was amazed that I went up 7 points higher than my diagnostic score. Can you believe that? It’s only been one month with Kaplan! Seeing such big improvement really made me happy and I’m a lot more motivated and confident now than ever!
Here is the new priority list (not that I had written one out before which I should have):
- MCAT studying
- Other studying (includes biochemistry, homeostasis and genetics)
- Research (qPCR qPCR qPCR!!!)
- Health Activism Committee (we’re going to Clemente High School right before spring break and hopefully in April too!)
- Getting my medical school application together! (:
So, I hope all of you have your own priority list. I might have to make a poster out of mine (not that I have time though…so maybe I’ll just write it down on a post-it note repeatedly all over my walls…). I’ve decided to get rid of my Facebook app on my phone, my Twitter app too…and all of my game apps. I threw in all of my educational apps on my home screen so I can quickly use them. No more socializing via phone or computer! I need to pour all of my energy and heart into studying for this test. It’s a hermit/recluse time for the next few months!
I wish anyone who is taking a standardized test this year the best of luck! WE CAN DO THIS!!! :D