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by NS_Tutor_Will
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: Highlighting/strikethrough in new AAMC QPacks
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Highlighting/strikethrough in new AAMC QPacks

As of now, the AAMC has gone away from the usual testing interface with the section banks and question banks. You won't be able to highlight or strikethrough on those. There has been some feedback to the AAMC that students would like those features back for all the practice materials, but I have no ...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Limiting reagent and stoichiometry video
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Limiting reagent and stoichiometry video

80g of O2, molecular mass ~32 g/mol, would give us approximately 2.5 moles of O2. When split from the diatomic molecule, we'd have a total of 5 moles of oxygen atoms. Note that oxygen could refer to O2 or to elemental oxygen.

I hope this helps!
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS Diagnostic C/P #27
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: NS Diagnostic C/P #27

On this question, I also wanted to point out that sometimes it's best to focus on the larger point of the given answer choice rather than getting caught up in specifics. In this case, we are trying to decrease the size of the channel to select for the smaller ion. Thus, "Decreasing the diameter of t...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL1 C/P Q51
Replies: 0
Views: 12

FL1 C/P Q51

A student recently wrote us, "Fluorine is a known exception to the rule regarding electron-withdrawing groups, as its inductive effect (pulling electron density away from the ring) is mitigated by its ability to use its lone pair of electrons to stabilize a carbocation through resonance. Is this eff...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology QBank 1 Q4 + Q25 (DNA and RNA)
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Biology QBank 1 Q4 + Q25 (DNA and RNA)

A student recently wrote in with a question: "I had a quick question as to whether DNA is able to bind to RNA. In the explanation for Question 4 in the Biology Bank 1 Qbank it states that Uracil would not be found in a DNA probe (which is similar to a primer) then in the explanation for Question 25 ...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Chemistry Ch. 6 Passage Q2
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Chemistry Ch. 6 Passage Q2

A student recently wrote to us regarding this question: "Shouldn’t the units for the rate constant be M^-2*s^-1 because the reaction is in third order overall? However all the possible answer choices are just in M/s which should be for zero order." Yes, that is correct -- you've caught a mistake in ...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biochem QBank 6 Q6
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Biochem QBank 6 Q6

A student recently wrote us about this question: "This question did not mention that the fourth enzyme would be similar to lysozyme. Was not clear." This is a good example of the kind of passage-based reasoning that the MCAT requires. In the question stem, we are told a fourth protein is tested and ...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology Qbank 1 Molecular Genetics Q 17
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Biology Qbank 1 Molecular Genetics Q 17

Hi, Sorry for the delayed response. I would say that your question requires outside knowledge, but more in a logical sense than in a content, formula-based sense. The statement that only 1/3 numbers are multiples of three makes sense logically, because the multiples of three are: 3, 6, 9, 12, ... an...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: # of Practice Tests Needed for Efficient Prep
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: # of Practice Tests Needed for Efficient Prep

Hi Emma, There's no one-size-fits-all number of practice tests. As long as you are reviewing them adequately and not just going through the motions, you can always add another if you feel like it'd be helpful. I'd say the eight practice tests you are currently planning to take is a good number, as l...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Having a hard time bringing my score up
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Having a hard time bringing my score up

Hi! I think they key to improving is really in the review that you do and in making a plan for how to improve between practice tests. You need to go over each practice question you do very carefully. Think about 1) the content behind right and wrong answers; 2) your process in answering the question...