I’m taking the exam a week from Tuesday and I plan to take the day before off and just relax – nothing MCAT related at all, except for checking to make sure i have all my paperwork and crap ready. I’ll probably go into the office that day, but I’m taking the exam day and the day after off.
Between now and then, I had a pretty hardcore review cycle in mind, along with the last 4 practice exams, but I’ve sort of changed my mind. Instead of reviewing subjects that I’m pretty sure I already understand, I’m going to focus on learning the basics of the things which I don’t know at all. So, the basics of immunology, a review of reproduction, reinforcing hormones, some of the details of microbiology (e.g., fungi, spores, etc.), a whirlwind review of the molecular biology stuff from the Berkeley Review books, and that’s it. I’m not going to try and review everything else. Just these targeted topics that I know I’m weak in and reviewing the practice exams, which I’ll be taking every other day between now and next Sunday.
I’m tired of studying. I have MCAT dreams. There are dreams where everything I read including restaurant menus, stop signs, emails, and the labels on the side of the cereal box are verbal passages. I’ve had a recurring dream where I was given the ability to fly like Superman, but had a really hard time getting off the ground. I had it again last night and finally realized it was because I wasn’t generating enough lift, which meant that I needed to run faster or maximize my surface area relative to my angle-of-attack vector. I also find myself imagining MCAT exams made from all the questions that I’ve had in the past four months that I didn’t know the answers to.
Tell me that I’m not the only one that has felt this way.