Where do MCAT passages come from?
Are you studying for the new MCAT or getting ready to take it in the near future?
Have you ever wondered where do the complicated passages come from? Well the asnwer is given to you by the AAMC authors themselves. Take a careful look at the section bank questions, or the MCAT tests AAMC released. Below many passages, there is a name of the authors, research studies ans journals the passage has been adapted from. And as you correctly guessed it many many passages come from different medicinal and scientific journals as well as textbooks. Let's take a look at some of these sources:
Textbook of Medical Physiology
American Sociological Association
American Journal of Community Psychology
Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
National Academy of Sciences
The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc
MCAT advice for college freshman and sophores? Try to read and analyze research articles in journals you find interesting relevant to the sciences. This way you can get used to the complicated passages and answer questions better.