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1 EXAMKRACKERS MCAT PREP Bryn Mawr Info Session 9/29/ & Beyond

2 Our Methods Are The Most Effective Way To Get A High Score = YOU Getting Admitted Into Medical School What Does This Mean? Higher Scores More Confidence To Do Well On Your MCAT Reaching Your Goal = Starting Your Career In Medicine

3 MCAT Experts, Hand Selected Top Percentile On Their MCAT Motivated, Dynamic And Engaging Talented instructors that will teach you both MCAT testing skills and the science knowledge needed to do your best

4 #1 On Amazon and Barnes & Noble - Our books continually sell better Continually updated to reflect current AAMC focus Colorful, filled with the diagrams you need Examkrackers books shows only the equations you will need for the MCAT, not an abundance of diagrams that will confuse, frustrate and distract you from learning. Each equation is supported by detailed explanations and revealing insights Concise, thorough and straight-forward The MCAT emphasizes the understanding of concepts not memorization Our books contain explanation, beyond terms and equations. Examkrackers material teaches you to THINK MCAT.

5 Lecture, Test, Review - 2 Sessions per class Lecture 50 Minute lecture designed to keep you in active learning mode Use of hand-outs, whiteboard and other interactive materials Test In-class practice exams in MCAT format Emphasis on test taking strategies and best practices Review Complete review of test including comprehensive explanation of each correct answer choice Allows instructor to take pulse on class confidence Full Length CBT’s Why practice with anything else? Unveil your weak areas that you need to concentrate on. We emphasize testing –you need this to increase your MCAT score

6  Biological Sciences Biology / Organic Chemistry  Physical Sciences Physics / Chemistry  Verbal Reasoning

7  There are still biological and physical science sections.  CARS = Verbal Reasoning (very similar).  Passages and questions continue to include complexity and details beyond what is tested.  The MCAT continues to reward a deep understanding of the content as opposed to memorization the details. CRITICAL THINKING!

8  Content/Emphasis = WHAT is tested  Format = HOW it is tested  Scoring

9  Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Chemical and Physical  Foundations of Biological Systems Psychological, Social, and Biological  Foundations of Behavior (“Psychosocial”)  Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (“CARS”)

10  Psychology & Sociology  CARS  Biological Sciences:  Physical Sciences:

11  The test is now 50% longer (approx 7.5 hours long).  All sections are more relevant to medicine and are integrated across the sciences.  Passages are based on articles taken from published literature (ALL except certain physical science passages).  Half of all questions test research skills, except in the CARS section.  There is a new test section for psychology and sociology.

12 CURRENT :  Current MCAT: 1 – 15 points for each of the three sections (total max = 45).  National average is ~28  Medical student average ~ :  MCAT 2015: Still 15 points per section. Now scaled 118 – 132 (total min = 472, total max = 528). Midpoint is 125.

13 Score of 128 in each section would be equivalent to a 30, or 10 in each section, on the current MCAT exam

14 NEW SCORE REPORT ~ will provide a great deal of information:  Percentile ranks will be reported for the total and section scores so you can see how you compare to other test takers who took the new exam.  Confidence bands will be reported to show the accuracy of your total and section scores. Similar to scores from the current exam, scores from the new exam will not be perfectly precise. Confidence bands show the ranges that are likely to include your scores on another MCAT attempt at about the same time. The upper and lower bounds of the confidence bands will mark the ranges in which your "true scores" likely lie. Confidence bands help signal the inaccuracy of test scores and discourage distinctions between applicants with similar scores.  Score profiles that show your strengths and weaknesses on the new exam will also be provided. Even though the new section scores have some imprecision, they are accurate enough to provide information about applicants' strengths and weaknesses across the four sections.

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16  Content/Emphasis = to match the NEW MCAT  Format = to best help students learn MCAT skills

17  New features:  Three Keys  Signposts  MCAT Thinks  Passages were adapted to match the MCAT by utilizing articles in the literature.  Passages were integrated across disciplines.

18  Held on Tues & Thur evening from 6-10pm  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Biology 1: Molecules  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Biology 2: Systems  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Chemistry  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Physics  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Reasoning Skills: Verbal, Research, and Math  (9th Edition) Examkrackers MCAT® Psychology & Sociology  5 Practice Computer-Based Tests (CBTs)  1 Year Elite Membership to our MCAT® Forum  Spring Classes begin:  February 7th through April 14th 2015  Enroll by Dec. 3rd and SAVE $150 off the course

19  The books:  are animated and engaging.  are of the highest quality.  focus on teaching concepts – critical thinking!  only cover what you need – nothing more/nothing less.  The course:  follows a Lecture-Test-Review format.  lasts 8.5 weeks.  will be led by the best instructors who CAN teach!

20  The brand new section is called the… Psychosocial section  The verbal section is now called… Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)  The CARS section now includes passages on Public Health and Medical Ethics instead of natural sciences?  The biggest cuts to material tested were in which subject area? Physics

21  Which feature is designed to connect topics between lectures and books since the new MCAT is integrated? Signposts  Which feature is designed to summarize core concepts? Three Keys  How long will the course be? 8.5 weeks  Who should you contact with further questions?

22  Contact: Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator Joshua Jones

23  Begins Feb. 7 th 2015 through April 14 th  Held on Tues and Thur evenings from 6-10pm  Enroll by December 3 rd and SAVE $150 off the course  Course includes:  All 6 New 2015 Manuals  5 Full length Simulated Practice Exams  Online Student forum access and Admissions corner  Private webinar events: Reviews and Open Forums to ask questions + Full length Exam Reviews


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