Improving MCAT Verbal Reasoning

Last April, I scored a 13 on the Verbal Reasoning (VR) subsection of the MCAT. You can examine the Verbal Reasoning data (found below) from all of the 86,181 administrations of the MCAT in 2011, but I will briefly summarize. Only 1.1% of test-takers obtained a 13, and only .2% (that's right only 173 people) scored better than I did. I am not giving you this information to brag, but rather to prove that I am uniquely qualified to help you all improve your MCAT Verbal Reasoning score. Verbal Reasoning has the lowest mean score of any subsection. It is also almost unanimously considered the hardest score to improve upon. I don't think that is true. This data shows me that there are tons of MCAT points just waiting to be had, especially in the VR section. How many people do you think each year don't get into medical school because of a 6 or a 7 or a 8 on their VR sub-score? The answer is way too many, and I don't want that to be you.

There are lots of "techniques" and "strategies" out there for this section, and for the most part I disagree with the test-prep companies. Over the course of the next 2 weeks I will be publishing a 4-part "Guide to MCAT Verbal Reasoning." This is something that I have put a lot of work and thought into and I am extremely excited about it. I will cover common misconceptions about VR, how to approach the section successfully, a practice passage in action, and much more.

Update: Just to make navigation a bit easier, I have linked my 4 posts about improving MCAT Verbal Reasoning scores. I hope they help!

Part 1 - Misconceptions About Verbal Reasoning

Part 2 - The Right Way to Approach MCAT VR

Part 3 - My Easy Method in Action

Part 4 - Tips and Tricks for MCAT Verbal Reasoning


improving mcat verbal reasoning