I have taught (and create material for) preparation courses for the Medical College Admissions Test: Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (MCAT-CARS) section the past four years. While I am given fairly wide berth in terms of how I present a lesson, I have not been able to completely overhaul the underlying pedagogy. Here I retool the existing lesson to incorporate more aspects of critical inquiry, as described by Wilhelm (2007), and other specific literacy instructional maneuvers such as read-alouds, rhetoric, and writing to learn. I conclude the paper with a revised lesson plan to disseminate the new method.

Literacy Lesson Plan