Blueprint and Sketchy have teamed up to give our students another competitive edge to crush the MCAT®!
If you already have a Blueprint Live Online course and you want to supercharge your prep with improved retention and increased recall speed, you can add Sketchy to your existing plan. Simply reach out to our friendly Student Success Team using the chat icon in the bottom right corner of your screen and let them know you would like to add Sketchy to your Live course.
After purchasing Sketchy, you will receive an email from Blueprint with a link to Activate Your Sketchy Resources. You will be directed to Sketchy's website where you will create a Sketchy username and password and finish the checkout process. Since you already paid on the Blueprint side, your Sketchy cart should be $0, but you will have to enter a credit card number. Note: your Blueprint login and your Sketchy login are separate! To make things smoother, we recommend staying logged in at Sketchy.
Toggle back to Blueprint and logout/log back in to complete the process. Now, you will see 175+ Sketchy videos on your Resources page and in your Assignment Bank. Keep reading below for tips on incorporating into your study routine. 👇
To make best use of the Sketchy resources in addition to your Live Online Blueprint resources, here are a few tips:
Use your Live class takeaways to determine any Sketches you need to add. In class you'll briefly review a few different content areas (from your learning modules) in the context of test-like questions. If you find you're struggling with specific content in live class and you've already reviewed the modules and read the book, use the 10 mins after class to add Sketches to your study plan that cover the content that you struggled with. Watch the sketches, followed by making yourself a Qbank quiz on the topic. Finally, revisit the live class recording if needed to confirm that everything now makes sense!
Use Module Assessments to determine when you may want to add in a Sketch. The learning modules are designed to be a deep dive into learning (or re-learning) content, where the Sketches are fast paced and can serve as a quick review and memorization tool. Remember, to add a Sketch to your study plan you just need to press the + button!
If you ace the initial assessment in a module, you'll see guidance that says you can skip the rest of the module. We do recommend you skip that module - but we'd also recommend, if you have the sketches, that you add in any related sketches to your Study Plan approximately ~1-2 weeks from when you took the original module assessment. That way you'll get content reinforcement and repetition from the sketches when you get to them!
If you perform poorly in a module, you'll see guidance that directs you to review the book chapters for more information, and you may also choose to take a Qbank quiz. With Sketchy in the mix, we recommend you review the books, then take a Qbank quiz on the content. Then, add any relevant Sketches to your calendar - with some space in between now and then. Add a second quiz after you've watched the Sketch, and you'll now have a great way to get some extra repetition and assessment on that challenging content.
If you're later on in your prep, use Sketches as additional review following an exam. Review your exam thoroughly using the analytics page, and identify a few topics in each section you could use additional review on. Add sketches to your schedule between now and your next exam targeting those areas of need. You may also want to add in Qbank quizzes that test the content you're reviewing with the sketches. If a Sketch ever feels too fast paced, you can always return to the module or go to your review books!
Focus on using Sketches for content that involves a lot of memorization. Sketchy is all about memorization, so it's particularly useful for topics that involve a lot of complicated memorization pieces. Things like metabolism, electrostatics, etc where there is a lot to memorize are particularly good places to make use of Sketches as a way to up your memorization game.
With Sketchy added to the already big mix of resources at your disposal, you've got a ton of ways to learn the content you need for the MCAT! Make sure to plan ahead and space out your review appropriately, and use your resources in targeted ways, in order to maximize the value you get from your course.