MCAT Verbal Reasoning tests your ability to evaluate, fathom, and apply info and arguments presented in an ordinary writing format. This section comprises 7 passages, each being approximately 600 words long. Each passage has about five to seven questions accompanying it. MCAT Verbal passages revolve around the following disciplines: social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences.
You will not need to possess any outside knowledge for this section. In fact, it can work against you if you prosecute a passage and answer questions drawing from your knowledge base. You must get into the mode of extracting the pertinent info and getting into mindset of the author of the passage and understanding the main idea and tone of the passage.