Here's a suggested routine for the last 24 hours before the MDCAT exam.
Feel free to adjust the timing based on your preferences, but aim to strike a balance between focused study, relaxation, and preparation for the exam day.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Wake Up and Morning Routine
Start your day with a nutritious breakfast.
Engage in a quick morning routine to wake up your body and mind.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Review Key Concepts
Go through summary notes or flashcards for each subject from your shortlisted notes.
Use summary notes or flashcards to reinforce your understanding.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Practice Mindful Relaxation Techniques
Incorporate deep breathing exercises or a short meditation session.
Take a brief walk to clear your mind and get some fresh air.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Subject-Specific Revision
Concentrate on the subjects or topics that you find challenging.
Try to revise the material. Don't learn new things.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch and Break
Have a balanced lunch to fuel your body and brain.
Take a short break to relax and recharge.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Visualize Success and Positive Affirmations
Spend time visualizing a successful exam experience.
Repeat positive affirmations to boost your confidence.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Active Study Session
Review any remaining weak points or challenging topics.
Solve a few timed practice questions to simulate exam conditions.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Organize Exam Materials
Gather and organize all the materials you'll need for the exam.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Relax and Unwind
Take a longer break to relax and unwind.
Avoid studying intensely during this time to allow your mind to rest.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Dinner
Have a light, balanced dinner to support good digestion.
Avoid heavy or overly spicy foods that might disrupt your sleep.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Plan Exam Day Logistics
Review the exam venue, rules, and your route to get there.
Pack your bag with all the necessary items for the exam.
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Wind Down and Prepare for Sleep
Engage in a calming activity, such as reading or listening to soothing music.
Ensure your sleep environment is conducive to a good night's rest.
9:30 PM: Lights Out
Aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep for optimal cognitive function on exam day.
Finally, here's a message for your LAST day of MDCAT prep by Sir Ammar Ali Ayub
Remember, this schedule is just a guide, and it's crucial to listen to your body. Adjust the timing based on your energy levels and preferences. Best of luck on your exam!
The goal of the quick revision and past paper review is to reinforce key concepts and familiarize yourself with the exam format. Prioritize the topics and questions that you find most challenging. Good luck!