How much time should I spend on Flashcards?

Depending on how much time you have to study each day, we recommend completing 20-40 flashcards each day. However, if you only have a short amount of time to study, prioritize test-like practice (like those found in the Qbank, EOC Exams, and Full-Length Exams)! You can also use flashcards to sneak in some extra content review on the go when you have 5-10 minute blocks of available time.

Live Online and Online Anytime Students

Live Online and Online Anytime students can best make use of their flashcards based on recently completed and upcoming modules. Create a custom set based on what you recently learned about in order to reinforce your knowledge. Then, take a look at upcoming modules and use your flashcards to preview content you're about to cover. Note that you cannot specific individual topics, but if you just reviewed a bunch of modules of kinematics and circuits, working through some physics flashcards would help reinforce those topics while also exposing you to new topics that you will cover in future modules.

Tutoring Students

Tutoring students will also benefit from flashcards as part of their regularly scheduled MCAT study. Work with your tutor 1:1 to determine what you should focus on, as well as your daily goals.

Exam Students

When determining where to direct your flashcard energy, start with your Full-Length analytics page. From here, use flashcards to bolster your knowledge in areas in which you're struggling. For example, if you notice that your weakest section is bio/biochem and you are missing mostly biochemistry questions, focus on biochemistry cards first. When you have down time, flashcards can also be used to more generally expose you to science content.

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