I haven’t taken the MCAT, so I’m not 100% sure on what you should be studying, but I can give you a few tips on the how part.
- Start now. It sounds really stupid, but if you’re anything like me, it’s really easy to play the “I have three months, so I can take tonight off to tumblr/read/bake”. That’s not cool. Always remember the trade-off: three months now for your dream course later.
- Break it down. There’s no point saying that you’re going to conquer an entire textbook in one night. Say that you’ll do a chapter, and then the next day, you’ll revise your notes. Make small, achievable tasks that you can actually do.
- Plan your time. It’s impossible to have a set-in-stone schedule, but you can have some sort of guidelines as to how you’re going to spend your time. But remember to schedule breaks for coffee/tea/chocolate/fruit.
- Have a life. I know the MCAT is huge, and that you NEED to work hard (don’t listen to anyone that tells you otherwise), but you need to get out of your study room every so often. Go for a walk. Read a non-MCAT book. Bake a cake. Just limit your time (ie, don’t spend three hours baking said cake).
- Eat well. Limit the sugar and fats.
- Revise your notes AS YOU GO. It aids consolidation.
- Aim to finish revision 2-3 weeks before the test date, and then spend the last few weeks on actual practice tests and sample questions. The most important thing you can do is learn how to take the test, and this is something I emphasise to most people.
I hope that this helps, and best of luck with your revision and the MCAT itself!