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by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: CARS Score
Replies: 1
Views: 22

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...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Ch. 5 Fluids passage at end of chapter # 4
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Ch. 5 Fluids passage at end of chapter # 4

I was wondering why the height h is 1cm? I know the given dimensions of the cube is 1cm, so that would make the difference from the top of the cube to the bottom of the cube 1cm. But in the passage it says the depth h "below the surface of the bulb within the liquid?" We don't need the de...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Ethers, Epoxides, Alcohols
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Ethers, Epoxides, Alcohols

Hello, I just wanted to know if ethers, epoxides, and alcohol reactions,Wolff-Kishner, and Wittig reaction are tested on the mcat? Thanks Alcohol reactions are especially big. The others are all fair game, but less likely to show up. Organic chemistry on the MCAT is primarily focused on stereochemi...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: When to take full lengths
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: When to take full lengths

Hi, I’m planning on taking the MCAT in the spring. When do you think would be a good time for me to take my first full length? Amanda Hey Amanda, Usually anywhere from 2-4 months before, depending on when you finish/are close to finishing your content review. You should be doing regular, weekly ful...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Ch. 5 chemistry end of chapter passage
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Ch. 5 chemistry end of chapter passage

I am kind of confused on question 2 of the end of chapter 5 passage. Why are noble gases lipid soluble? We can determine that noble gases are lipid soluble from the passage. We are told that noble gases are more soluble in neuronal membranes (a hydrophobic environment), and that they have a similar...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology Qbank 1 Molecular Genetics Q 17
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Biology Qbank 1 Molecular Genetics Q 17

jmartin wrote:After reading the explanation for the correct answer I still don't understand it. I feel that I'm missing something.


Could you clarify please what you don't understand or what's confusing you? The more we know the easier it is to help.
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology question bank passages 10: Molecular genetics question
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Biology question bank passages 10: Molecular genetics question

20) What can be inferred from the data presented in Figure 1 and 2? "Since meiosis I generates a primary oocyte and a polar body that are both diploid, polar body A must have come from meiosis I." Can you please explain me the reason. It says the polar body is diploid whereas the order fo...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL 1, P/S, Q2
Replies: 0
Views: 25

FL 1, P/S, Q2

A student asked us: "Wouldn't the answer be a moderating variable because the health insurance influences the amount of pills the patient gets and therefore the "strength" ?" This is an understandable mistake, since moderating variables do in fact affect the strength of a relatio...
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Chem chapter 3, page 56
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Chem chapter 3, page 56

ESTEBAN227 wrote:in the updated version the equation is balanced, but i think the molar ratio is still off. in the book it says its 1 mol of H2/ 2 mol of H20. Shouldn't it be @ mol H2/ 2 mol H20?


Yep, it's been noted for the next release.
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: BIOCHEM chap 11 & chap 12 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: BIOCHEM chap 11 & chap 12 questions

For Chap 11, passage question #4, I am wondering why the answer is C, tertiary structure, when the damage is caused by 6-nucleotide deletion in the gene. The deletion will lead to a different mRNA and thus protein, and possibly affect protein foldering as well, no? Or is deletion of >10 nucleotides...

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