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Improve Your Study Energy and Focus to Get the Grades You Need!

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you find that you can’t focus on your studies for long, you’re probably seeing the consequences in your grades.

Check out today’s video to learn how to improve concentration and study more efficiently to boost your GPA.

  • “Your time is the most valuable thing because it is limited.”
  • Too many students waste hours and hours on things that don’t really matter, like social media. You cannot get that time back!
  • Be conscious about where your time is...
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Premeds, Forget FOMO! Let's Talk About JOCO Instead

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re a premed, you probably feel like you’re missing out on a lot. You feel like you should be doing EVERYTHING because you can’t afford to let anything go.

Watch this video to discover how to forget about FOMO and embrace JOCO instead.

  • “Forget about FOMO and adopt what I call JOCO.”
  • FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out, hinders so many premed students because they think they can’t miss out on anything. They have to try everything and never master just one...
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Premeds, Don't Give Up on Your Med School Dream!

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about giving up on getting into med school, you’re probably discouraged and disheartened.

Watch this video to start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and discover why you shouldn’t give up on your dreams.

  • “Don’t quit five minutes before your miracle happens.”
  • It happens so often that students feel pulled down by others. Those close to you don’t want to let you reach the greatness that you’re destined for!
  • Applying...
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Balancing School, Work, and Study Anxiety as a Student

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you’re a student, you’ve likely got tons of other things on your plate. Maybe you work full-time, or you have anxiety about your studies.

In today’s video, we talk about handling everything life throws at you to dominate in your schoolwork.

  • “It’s not enough to survive. It’s all about dominating.”
  • We all have so much to handle in our lives, especially as students. Handling study anxiety on top of everything else can feel almost impossible, but...
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Take Yourself from an Average Student to a Great Student

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you feel like you’re just average in school, you’re probably looking for ways to step up your game.

Today’s video uses lessons from NFL star Deshaun Watson to help you achieve success.

  • “Somebody had to be great. Why not me?”
  • The first step in getting to greatness is to STOP blocking yourself from it! Don’t stand in your own way. Everyone has seemingly insurmountable circumstances, but only those who are willing to WORK and move past those obstacles...
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How Withdrawing from Classes Impacts Your Med School Application

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’ve withdrawn from premed classes, you’re probably wondering how a future med school would look at it.

Check out today’s video to discover how it will impact you and what you can do about it.

  • “Whatever shortcomings you have in the past, you have the ability and the responsibility…you must step up to it and have the ability to overcome.”
  • If you’ve had a lot of Ws in your coursework or a low GPA, you’ve got to be honest with yourself...
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The 3 Things Holding You Back from a 520 MCAT Score

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re preparing for the MCAT, you obviously want the highest score you can get.

Watch today’s video to discover your three biggest obstacles and how to overcome them.

  • When it comes to the MCAT, your three main obstacles are time, stamina, and anxiety.
  • We can remove the anxiety by preparing to the fullest extent. This is why we take MCAT prep courses and full-length practice tests galore.
  • For stamina, you should be taking several full-length tests to help you get used...
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Using Your Disadvantages to Create Golden Opportunities

student success Feb 16, 2020

Are you feeling like you’re always behind because you have had some disadvantages in your life? Then this video is just for you.

You can compete with the best of them even if you’re a disadvantaged college student. You can achieve greatness but it starts with applying yourself. This video will show you the way and motivate you.

Quick Summary:

  • “It’s not what you start. It’s not what you have. It’s what you take possession of and what you create.”
  • We...
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How to Create Your Own College Opportunities to Achieve Success

student success Feb 16, 2020

If you’ve found that you struggle to find opportunities as a student, this video is for you. A mindset shift may be all you need to start to discover the opportunities that may be right in front of you! Watch the video to learn how to apply yourself and change your mindset to find new opportunities anywhere and anytime.

Quick Summary:

  • “While you’re sitting there talking about what you don’t have….there are people out there who are hungry for that...
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How Important Is Research Experience When Applying to Med School?

premed Feb 16, 2020

Is research an absolute requirement to get into med school? Will it make or break your application? There are plenty of misconceptions around research and its importance for med school admissions. If you aren’t sure how much research you should be doing before you apply or if you have any other questions about it, watch this video now.

Quick Summary:

  • “Does where you do your research matter?”
  • First, research is absolutely not mandatory as a medical school admission...
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