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You have likely spent a lot of time in your college courses and trying to do well.
Now you need to "Study Smart" as we say and focus on the PCAT topics, mechanics and PRACTICE!
First, please don't get tricked or fooled into buying some cheap guide that promises "secrets" or an "easy way" to score well on the PCAT, or they have some "line" on actual test questions.
These are gimmicks to get a few quick bucks from you or fraudulent marketing to let you think they have a legitimate source to actual test questions.Those who score high on the PCAT have put in the effort to do well.It is not by chance or someone's "10 secrets" or a "professor want-a-be" with actual questions.The science section comprises three major topics: General Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.Outlined below are topics that are "fair game" for the PCAT.Although the test is comprehensive and covers many science, verbal, math and reading comprehension subjects, you should decide now that you will do well and will do what it takes to get a "top score".We have outlined what it takes to do well on the PCAT by section.A pharmacy school that is a big contender in pharmaceutical scientific research is probably going to place a higher emphasis on the science and mathematics sections than the others. Every school looks for competence, which you can prove by blowing away expectations.In this situation, an outstanding science score could outweigh a poor verbal score. Once you know what areas are important to your school, you can refine your PCAT study schedule and study more intently on practice tests.Most students take the PCAT in their junior year of college after they have finished the core natural science courses (biology, chemistry, & organic chemistry) and are starting the application process for pharmacy school. Top Score Pro for the PCAT computerized test WILL help the prepharmacy student improve their test taking skills.Specifically, pay attention to the automatic timer, Pace Setter and our content.