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by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS Practice MCAT 1/CARS section Passage 3
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: NS Practice MCAT 1/CARS section Passage 3

Hey Emma,
Are you still seeing the same thing? I just checked my account and didn't see anything like that. I'd love to reconfirm with you that that is still an issue.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Study Plan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Study Plan Question

There is something called "ebbinghaus' curve of forgetting" that says that the longer you go between reviewing something, the more likely you are to forget it. That's one of the reasons we chop things up into smaller sections, rather than spending a week on each topic or another similar strategy. I ...
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Biochem Chapter 3
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Biochem Chapter 3

It should say substrate. Km is the amount of the substrate needed to reach half an enzymes Vmax. We will get that fixed ASAP. Good catch!
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Biochem CH 6. sucrose
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Biochem CH 6. sucrose

The short rule for alpha and beta (with up and down) is based on glucose, which is by far the most likely thing to show up on test day when discussing anomers (glycogen, starch, cellulose are all based on glucose and just have different linkages). Fructose is a little different since it is a ketose ...
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Doppler effect
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Doppler effect

The actual wavelength doesn't change, but the perceived wavelength does. It's a bit tricky, so I hope that that makes sense.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology Q back 3, question 12.
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Biology Q back 3, question 12.

Yep! That is exactly the reason.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about any videos in the class
Topic: CR: Sex-Linked Genes and Inheritence (11/15)
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: CR: Sex-Linked Genes and Inheritence (11/15)

You are absolutely right! The mother has a 10% chance of having the allele, but if that is true, then it is 50-50 whether she passes down the mutated allele to a daughter. Good catch! We will get that fixed ASAP.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: Cars Q pack 1
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Cars Q pack 1

I would just use multiple attempts. There isn't much need to do them 5 times, that would be overkill.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Taking Full Length Exams Twice
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Taking Full Length Exams Twice

First off -> Congrats!
If it has been 8 months, I would tend to agree that it haven seen the stuff before probably didn't make much difference. I would take it with a little bit of salt, but still, that's a great improvement.
by NS_Tutor_Phil
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: Biology Qbank 1: Molecular Genetics #20
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Biology Qbank 1: Molecular Genetics #20

While there is a difference in size, it isn't much. If you mutated alanine into tryptophan --> that would likely cause an increase in steric interference.