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.
MCAT Graphs, Part 2: Line Graphs
At a glance
Reading and interpreting line graphs
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.
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