I spent the weekend trying to figure out exactly how I’m going to attack my MCAT preparation. If you recall from the previous post, my biggest concern is trying to catch up to the point where I can actually jump in to the actual test material.
I looked through some introductory texts on physics, chemistry, and biology, and quickly realized that I had to do some backtracking into a different subject before I could make much headway:
Algebra. Yes, I spent much of the last 48 hours working algebra problems that I engaged with as a sophomore in High School. I also had to do a very slight amount in one college course, but it didn’t stick.
For the physics, I was able to just grasp the edges of the material, but I could quickly tell that without thinking confidently in algebraic terms I was going to be swimming upstream much too soon.
So that’s the plan for this week and possibly next week as well. As far as getting ready for the MCAT I’ll be getting back my foundational algebra skills.
Also, a reader suggested that I forgo some of the introductory stuff in favor of some actual Kaplan study guides, so I’ll be looking at that this week as well.
I’m also writing down everything–terms, concepts, acrononyms–I don’t know in a notebook. It’s filling up quickly.