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Mobile Apps That Help With MCAT Preparation

Flip through flash cards on your phone with apps that prepare students for the MCAT.

While smartphone apps can help students memorize information, experts recommend they use a variety of resources while studying.
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Students should remember that even the best apps cannot adequately prepare someone for taking the MCAT unless they are used in addition to other materials, experts say.

"They'll still need to spend significant time buckling down to study for blocks of time they set aside," said John Rood, president of Next Step Test Preparation, in an email. "Sometimes with apps there's a tendency to just whip them out when you have a few free minutes – but that's a supplement to (not replacement for) taking timed practice tests and carefully reviewing past MCAT questions."

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