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by Administrator
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scheduled Maintenance Alert Tuesday July 31st 7am to 9am central
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Scheduled Maintenance Alert Tuesday July 31st 7am to 9am central

Hi all,

We have scheduled maintenance for the Next Step MCAT and PCAT forums on Tuesday July 31st from 7am to 9am central. The form will be unavailable during this time.

Thanks as always for using the Next Step Forum!
Rachel - PCAT Team
by Administrator
Tue May 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part-time Study Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Part-time Study Plan

Hi Sam_S, That's a great question! All study plans contain the core Lesson Videos, Content Review Videos, and reading from the PCAT Review Book, regardless of how long your plan is. Those will cover the content and strategy you'll need for the PCAT, so as long as you complete these assignments, foll...
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Note Taking Tips??
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Note Taking Tips??

Too concise is definitely better - you can always go back and add more when you're reviewing and realize you forgot to add a key point. But if you get in the habit of basically re-transcribing the entire chapter from the books, you'll never finish.

Good luck!

- Bryan
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Missing Textbook (Not Received)
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Missing Textbook (Not Received)

Hey there,

Please give us a call immediately at 888-530-6398 to tell us your address and we'll ship it out to you.
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Amino Acid Structures
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Amino Acid Structures

Hey Justin, those are the same molecule. In both cases, the side chain is attached to a carbon (which is the alpha carbon, itself attached to an amino group and a carbonyl carbon).

Here's a color-coded version of the image to help clarify.
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by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: CARS help
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: CARS help

Hey there Emma, I wish there was a simple solution here. Believe me, if there was, they would put it in the video course right up front at Lesson 2 in the CARS lesson. You've got to be willing to just keep trying different approaches and coming at the passages in different ways until you find someth...
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Tests

The explanation brings up two factors that you commonly need when analyzing O-chem problems on the MCAT - steric hindrance and electron density. That is, the MCAT doesn't often want you memorizing every single step of complex organic mechanisms. Instead, stick with general principles. A common one i...
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Chemistry Questons
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Chemistry Questons

Solutions can be described using a percentage as weight/weight or volume/volume or even weight/volume. Here, it look like the question is asking about a 20% weight/weight solution.
by Administrator
Wed May 23, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Biochemistry
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Biochemistry

Hey, The main thing to remember about the pentose phosphate pathway is that in the oxidative phase it generates NADPH and ribulose-5-phosphate and in the non-oxidative phase it converts between various sugars (and can eventually make products that feed into glycolysis). The MCAT only ever seems to w...