Many of those studying for the MCAT find the CARS section to be one of the more difficult on the exam. Bryan Schnedeker, Next Step’s National MCAT Director and resident MCAT expert, put together this CARS class to help students decide how to strategize for CARS. Bryan has over a decade of experience teaching the MCAT, so he really knows how to break things down for students and help them understand.
He explains that he believes the MCAT is not a science test, but a reading test. The skills you need to practice the reading intensive CARS section will help you improve your performance on all of the MCAT sections. It is important to formulate a strategy for taking this section and he discusses three different strategies, stressing the need to find which works best for you.
He goes over three different passages and shows you in real time how highlighting, note-taking, and skimming can help you when reading MCAT passages. He notes how each strategy differs from the others, what to focus on for each, and how much time you should allot to the passage and the questions. Check out the recording below to learn more from this MCAT expert.
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