What are the best ways to crack MDCAT 2023? This is something all the MDCAT aspirants ask the teachers and their seniors. Well, it even led you to this article. This is good, as you have what it takes to take your MDCAT preparation to the next level.
BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WORK SO HARD? AFTER ALL, IT IS JUST A TEST. OR IS IT?
Being a doactor is a noble profession. Some people go in for that, while others for a lucrative career. Both people are correct in their ways. But before admission to a medical university in Pakistan, you must score pretty in MDCAT.
AND THIS IS WHERE THIS ARTICLE WILL HELP YOU.
After reading this blog, we hope that you will be able to score high in MDCAT. Most people will keep these tips and tricks from telling you. Of course, why would they? These magic tricks can quickly help you get the maximum score if you follow them from A to Z.
SO WHY ARE YOU HESITATING? LET’S GET STRAIGHT TO BUSINESS
The first thing you need is to focus.
This is one of the most fundamental things you will need. It would be best if you were focused on doing something. And it is okay to acknowledge that we all struggle with it. This age of digital media can be very distracting.
BUT DO NOT WORRY. I HAVE A WAY FOR YOU TO DEAL WITH YOUR PROCRASTINATION PROBLEM
If you are having this problem, you can use the POMODORO TECHNIQUE. Let me explain what it is.
First, you will have to download an app for it. Any pomodoro app will work. If you do not want your phone around, buy an alarm clock.
Set the alarm for 25 minutes and start working. During these 25 minutes, you cannot do anything but focus on the task at hand. After 25 minutes, you can take a 5 minutes break. Do what you want to do during these 5 minutes.
But after the break, get back for another 25 minutes of focus. Repeat this three more times. But your 4th break should be 15 minutes long.
THIS IS A SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN METHOD, AND IT WILL INCREASE YOUR FOCUS
Believe in yourself
This is one of the essential tips. If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect to achieve anything? So trusting yourself before you do anything is the most basic yet important thing you must do.
AND LET ME GIVE YOU A MAGIC WEAPON THAT WILL HELP YOU DO THAT.
Want to know what that magic is? IT IS YOU!
Yes, you have it in yourself to score big in MDCAT. Just prepare well and trust that preparation.
Make a schedule – Discipline is essential.
You should manage your time and make a schedule. You have to be disciplined in life if you want to get anything done.
A board topper has the same 24 hours in a day that you have. But what makes him a board topper? They manage their time well. AND SO SHOULD YOU!
So get a pen and paper and make a schedule. That schedule should include everything, ranging from study hours to time for relaxing.
You are a human too, and if you burn yourself out, you will not have the energy to carry it on for a more extended period.
Stick to the textbooks.
Many students need to correct this. They buy notes and need clarification about what they should spend more time on. Let me be clear to you, my friend, YOUR TEXTBOOKS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS.
The paper setters will make questions stick to your textbooks. So you have to study them PROPERLY AND THOROUGHLY.
If you are worried about notes, do not worry. If you follow some of our next tips, it will help you make customized notes for yourself.
SO, CONTINUE READING.
Clear the concepts
Okay, so you have to change how you read your textbooks. Most students cram the material, which is problematic. But it is not your fault as well. The examination system is designed in such a way that it rewards crammers.
BUT NOT MDCAT! You have to understand what you are reading and consume the material. Question yourself, clarify doubts with your teacher and discuss with friends and peers.
After that, you should test your knowledge during tests to make sure you got everything right.
Okay, so we are at the most crucial step. You have to make notes during your studies. Not only will these notes help you during revisions, but also it will help you make your study more engaging. You will not get bored and will get more focused.
While studying using the book, you can use sticky notes to write down important stuff. But if you want good notes, follow the CORNEL NOTE-TAKING SYSTEM.
Stay calm with big words. This is a simple note-taking method that will help you make organized notes. You can google it to learn more about how to make notes using this method.
Have you ever heard about short-listing?
Once you have studied everything, this is an essential thing you must remember to do. It will help you during your final revisions.
When you have gone through all the material, taken some tests, and studied them properly, you will realize that some concepts are easier while some are hard to grasp.
All you have to do is list all the concepts you need to remember more about or those that still need work.
When you start revision, start with these concepts, make notes, and try to alleviate your problems. This way, your preparation will be more fine-tuned and refined.
After two or three revisions, you will have all the study material for the more intricate concepts. A day before the test, you can start with these notes. This way, your preparation will be faster and more streamlined, and you will go through everything faster.
Practice makes a man perfect.
WITHOUT PRACTISING THE STUDY MATERIAL, ALL YOUR EFFORTS ARE IN VAIN
Yes, you heard that right. If you do not test your knowledge regularly, you will not forget most things, and you will not be able to apply the knowledge and better understand the concepts.
Different MDCAT MCQ books are out there to help you with this.
MDCAT past papers are also an excellent resource to start with. You can set a timer, have an answer sheet, and begin attempting a paper like the real MDCAT.
This way, you will have the edge over other students.
Tips to prepare the subjects
What we discussed so far were general tips and tricks to crack MDCAT. But let's talk about specific things. Let's go by each subject and know how you can prepare these subjects in a better way.
Grammar can be tricky, but if you practice the rules, you can master them quickly. While preparing for MDCAT, my English teacher told me something constructive. He said,
"In English, rules get thrown out of the bus, and the exceptions rule."
So if you study exceptions to some rules, you can counter any MCQ.
Also, you should prepare at least 50 words for synonyms daily. Only go to bed after doing this.
Physics can be intimidating, but studying the equations and concepts clearly can crack it.
For numerical problems, you should have a tight grasp of the equations. Also, find shortcuts to solve complex arithmetic problems. It will save a lot of your time during the tests.
It would be best to list all the equations and the SI units. This will be a great help to you.
For Biology, you have to study your textbook thoroughly. Mostly, simple and straight questions are asked, so your biology textbooks are your biggest asset.
You can make mnemonics to remember things like the parts of the brain or the nerves in our body.
While studying chemistry, you should make notes of the reactions and the conditions necessary for each reaction.
Organic chemistry is super fun once you start getting the concepts. So make sure that you get all the concepts.
You can follow the same tricks I told you for numerical problems in physics.
Practice is the only way you can sharpen your analytical skills. Also, it would help to be calm and composed while analyzing the questions, so do not get stressed.
Find resources online to practice more questions for this section.
MDCAT is a big step for all MBBS aspirants. We get that you may get stressed or anxious about the future. Whatever the result, you have to remember that if you believe in yourself and Allah Almighty, you can achieve anything in life.
Keep working hard. The tips and tricks we told above to crack MDCAT are stepping stones for you to get closer to your goal.
So save your time and start your preparation.
Hira Amir butt
University Of Management And Technology Umt Lahore
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