Blueprint and Sketchy have teamed up to give our students another competitive edge to crush the MCAT®!
If you already have a Blueprint Tutoring package 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 Tutoring package.
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. 👇
First and foremost, you should plan to work with your tutor to add Sketchy! This is definitely going to be the best way to get Sketchy into your study plan in a thoughtful way. Your tutor can help you determine what topic areas to focus on and where to fit them into your study plan. This will ensure you get the best possible use of both Sketchy and your other resources.
If you're trying to make study plan edits on your own (again, worth asking your tutor first!) then here are a few ways you can go about adjusting your study plan with Sketchy:
Use Module Assessments to determine when you need Sketchy. The learning modules are really designed to be a deep dive into learning (or re-learning) content, where the Sketchy videos are more fast paced and can serve as a great quick review and memorization tool. Remember, for any use case, to add a Sketchy video 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 Sketchy videos to your calendar - with some space in between now and then. Add a second quiz after you've watched the Sketchy video, 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 Sketchy 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 Sketchy videos 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 Sketchy videos. If a Sketchy video ever feels too fast paced, you can always return to the module or go to your review books!
Focus on using Sketchy 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 Sketchy videos 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.