MCAT Graphs, Part 2: Line Graphs

MCAT Graphs, Part 2: Line Graphs

Graph reading and interpretation is a key skill of any physician and scientist. In this two-part series webinar, we review the most common graphs seen on the test. Line graphs are very diverse, ranging from straight to curved to best fit lines within scatter plots. We talk about line graphs as seen on the AAMC practice questions to help you better understand data presentation and experimental results.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Reading and interpreting line graphs


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Read the figure caption

  • Identify the X and Y variables

  • Note significant values

  • Replace unfamiliar acronyms with simpler terms


On the MCAT

  • The MCAT will try to make each line graph type confusing by including multiple lines within one graph, introducing various experimental conditions, and using unfamiliar acronyms

  • There is no MCAT standard for x or y axis, tik marks, or number; but all graphs will be black, white, and gray (no colors)

  • A graph conveys a lot of info, and should be weighed more heavily than the passage


I think these webinars are really helpful! I like how they’re styled like a TED talk, so they don’t interfere with the day, but they’re really helpful review 🙂

I found everything helpful about these webinars: the explanations, the illustrations, just everything!

Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!

The wealth of information and sample questions are great.

“These 30 minute FREE, live videos conducted each Friday helped me get through the pandemic. Weike is an exceptional tutor, and being able to ask questions after she’s done was magnificent. These webinars have even helped me in class subjects such as Biochemistry.  I’m looking forward to starting one-on-one tutoring with Cambridge Coaching, and I’m already feeling confident about taking the MCAT when the time comes.”

Need help on the MCAT?

Contact us