Category Archives: Advice on Academics, Admissions, & University

Exam review tips

Those who read yesterday’s brief ramble will know that I’m mid-mid-term season; it’s Reading Week, and over the course of the past few days, I’ve been running group cram sessions and organizing my thoughts where my upcoming eight assessments are … Continue reading

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Of motivation and mid-terms

Several years after having firmly convinced myself that love for one’s subject is the only important thing where studying is concerned, that I’ve no fascination with competition, and that I’m no longer a gamer, I sit here with an unusually … Continue reading

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Study group ideas

As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, I’m running about seven U. of T. study groups this semester.  Each of these has multiple in-person meet-up sessions weekly; most communication within them occurs via Facebook. All of them are rapidly … Continue reading

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Of medicine and motivation

If you are readying yourself to write the MCAT, then it is almost certain that you have previously met with standardized assessments.  Earlier in life, you will have – if you are studying in the United States or applying to … Continue reading

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Thoughts about becoming a pre-med

I recently had an intriguing conversation with a friend regarding his wishing to become a pre-med.  Since an interesting happening that I alluded to in an earlier post, I’ve had several individuals ask questions about what precisely the pre-med and … Continue reading

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Speculations regarding interviews

Several people have, in the past, contacted me with questions pertaining to interviews.  I want to begin at the beginning: I haven’t much of an idea as to what to do when faced with interviews, either. I don’t believe that … Continue reading

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Improving sentences – tips, examples, and explanations

When examined in the context of the entirety of the test, the “Improving Sentences” portion may seem significantly less daunting than it does at present.  I’m tempted to entirely ignore it and proceed to “Improving Paragraphs”; perhaps that will be … Continue reading

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