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by NS_Tutor_Alex
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: studying while working advice
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: studying while working advice

Hi 327Summer, Thank you for the question, you're in a challenging position but with careful planning it can definitely work out! I was managing a scribe worksite when studying for my MCAT and I've had quite a few students that were also in your position. The number one thing I found to be of utmost ...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL 2 B/B Passage 3 question 13
Replies: 0
Views: 74

FL 2 B/B Passage 3 question 13

A student recently asked: "I am confused by this explanation because I thought that all eukaryotic cells were monocistronic, meaning that only one protein can be expressed from a gene?" Eukaryotic mRNA is monocistronic whereas prokaryotic mRNA is polycistronic; however, the question stem is not aski...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL 6 B/B question 16
Replies: 0
Views: 68

FL 6 B/B question 16

A student recently asked "Doesn't this statement in the additional explanation directly contradict the answer: 'Ribosomes that are differently sized from those of eukaryotes (30S and 50S subunits, instead of the 40S and 60S components in eukaryotes)'. " For reference, the question asked "In what way...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL 4 C/P Passage 9 Question 49
Replies: 0
Views: 71

FL 4 C/P Passage 9 Question 49

A student asked us "According to answer "A" if fetal Hemoglobin is has higher affinity for oxygen than non-fetal hemoglobin, and 2,3-BPG is known to reduce Hemoglobin's affinity for oxygen, wouldn't it be a safe assumption to say that concentration of 2,3-BPG is higher in Maternal Blood?". While it ...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about any videos in the class
Topic: Lesson 12
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Lesson 12

Hi MCAT_Retaker, Great question! We want to be careful here because it's only the magnetic force that will travel perpendicularly to the magnetic field and that relationship is not the same for electric field and the resultant electric force. The goal of the question is to identify the direction of ...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: aamc 3 p/s q 35
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: aamc 3 p/s q 35

Hey MCAT_Retaker, This question is not asking you to differentiate between prejudice and discrimination. Instead, the passage is grouping those two things together as a certain kind of social stressor. Many times when a question is asking for an explanation regarding a predictive model, you will nee...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about any videos in the class
Topic: Lesson 9 Video 1 Slide 2
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Lesson 9 Video 1 Slide 2

Hi there, Thank you for the question! The language in the question stem indicates the CNS as the point of reference because it is asking about the path a nerve impulse will take from the hand to the brain. Thus, the nerve impulses in question will be traveling from a distal location to a proximal lo...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Biochemistry Book Chapter 7
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Biochemistry Book Chapter 7

Hi krybczy1, Great question here! You're correct in your understanding of what occurs in times of low glucose in the blood stream, that being the breakdown of glycogen in order to export glucose to the blood stream. In breaking down glycogen, Glucose-1-phosphate is produced and then is converted to ...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL4 B/B #30
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: FL4 B/B #30

This certainly falls into the category of vocabulary, which is pretty reasonable as sequestration is not an everyday term. The situation of a peptide hormone may help: if a polypeptide hormone is synthesized when the circulating concentration of that hormone is sufficient, then it can be sequestered...
by NS_Tutor_Alex
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL4 B/B #30
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: FL4 C/P #30

Hi ericsuh94, Thank you for the question. Just a point of clarification, this question comes from the biology/biochemistry section from FL #4, not C/P correct? I think the key to this question is to be very clear about what sequestration means. It's most useful to think of it as taking something and...