One of the questions that we hear most often from students is “How do I get more answers right on MCAT CARS practice passages and in the exam itself?”
That’s a critical question because your score depends totally on how many questions you answer correctly in the time allotted.
Now when you look at the methods described in most MCAT CARS practice books, they give you a lot of tips and tricks on how to answer questions. And when you learn these tips and tricks and use them on practice passages, the first thing you notice is that they don’t work very well. You’re still getting a lot of wrong answers.
And why is that? Well, it’s because these methods are anecdotal rather than scientific. Think of it this way. When a patient comes to see you with a serious medical condition, are you going to use tips and tricks to treat her. No, You're going to use your basic knowledge of medicine combined with your reasoning ability to do a proper diagnosis and treatment.
The same is true in CARS. You have to have basic knowledge of how language works and the reasoning ability to use it properly. Like any other area of science, you need a clear analytical method of understanding what’s in front of you.Read More