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by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: PS SB Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: PS SB Questions

Thanks for the explanations! Makes much more sense now. They really ought to throw out #56 lol. Or publish new explanations. Don't get your hopes up. Poor explanations have been a part of the AAMC's modus operandi for as long as I've been working in test prep, and I doubt that'll change anytime soon.
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed May 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: FL's vs. section tests
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: FL's vs. section tests

Hello! My study plan has me scheduled to complete NS FL's 1-5, and section tests 6-10. I did a little bit of prep this time last year & completed a few of NS's FL's (1 and 3 I think). Would it be advised I take FL's 6-10, and do section tests 1-5 instead? Just to ensure my FL practice is all brand ...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Fri May 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: CARS HELP PLZ!
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: CARS HELP PLZ!

I can chime in on this one too. I think the issue a lot of students run into across the exam, but especially in CARS, is bad review. It's easy to take a section, look at the answer explanation, and see "Oh, I understand why is better than B now," and move on. But that's not good review. Good review ...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS FL 7 P/S #38
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: NS FL 7 P/S #38

The answer explanation says racism is not a "social institution" I would argue that racism is a social institution as well as a social construct based on this definition: "Social institutions are a system of behavioral and relationship patterns that are densely interwoven and enduring, and function...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS FL 7 P/S #37
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: NS FL 7 P/S #37

The explanation to this question states that we cannot use the data provided - "cases per 100,000 black males" to draw a conclusion about the 55-year old black male presenting with TB symptoms. In general- do we avoid using broad population data to draw conclusions about an individual? If we had be...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Bio Qbank 1 Question 28
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Bio Qbank 1 Question 28

I had thought that antisense gene sounded a bit odd! In any case, the main takeaway from this question seems to be that even though sense RNA could base pair to the template strand, it would be unlikely to impair transcription because a) it would be spliced and b) it would dissociate from the sense...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Venturi effect and blood pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Venturi effect and blood pressure

Thanks! That is helpful, will try to use practice questions as a way to customize/tailor studying time I have left. Also, quick question - are there answers to the office hour deck passages posted somewhere (i.e. answers for CARS 12 deck passages)? The answers are listed in the back of the Verbal 1...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: MCAT course feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: MCAT course feedback

Hi Isabelle, My name is Katelyn, I'm one of the primary people who reviews all that feedback. We often act on the feedback we're given there, but we don't typically send out individual responses to it. It's more for our internal development. If you want actual, personal answers to your questions/con...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Passage practice
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Passage practice

I am taking the test in January. I am not sure if I am getting enough passage practice based on my study plan. Somedays my study plan just says to read some chapters which include the end of chapter questions. Should I be doing more passage based practice? How much practice are you doing over the c...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: CARS Score
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: CARS Score

Hi! So I've done timed CARS passages in the past but never multiple in a row. Today I gave myself 30 minutes to complete 3 passages and scored 52%. Is that a good start? I noticed I did the worst on the last passage...maybe an endurance problem or time-management problem? I did run out of time on t...