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The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam (MCAT2015) wrote the phrase "Practice Effectively and Vigorously," under the tab "What Are the Best Ways to Practice for the MCAT Exam?   I couldn't agree more.     Do you remember when Allen Iverson said "not a game, we're in here talking about practice?"  Well, unless you "practice effectively and vigorously," you will never get to the game.  You will not be able to play in the game.   Please think about spending a lot of time practicing the MCAT exam under stressful circumstances sooner rather than later, and I would say you will be ready for the game.

Almost no one likes homework, especially mind-numbing drill and practice.  Problem after problem, over and over again... does this really accomplish anything?  The answer, according to the literature, is "yes!"     As a tutor, I recommend the website ixl.com to all primary and secondary students as the best way to practice math, but is it the best way?  To investigate this, I turned to the peer-reviewed literature, which turned up some interesting results about the importance of practice.     In a 2005 study on a diverse group of Texas math students, researchers Nguyen and Kulm randomly placed students in two different groups.  One group had old-fashioned pencil-and-paper homework, while the other group had randomized online homework.  Students in both groups had the opportunity to rework homework and improve grades.  The students were given a pretest before the study and a post test after.  The results... read more

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