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by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: General Biology QBank Q37
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General Biology QBank Q37

A student recently emailed us to ask why the net ATP production is not 2 for the following question: "If it costs two ATP molecules to add a single phosphate group to a substrate, but the removal of a phosphate group still only generates one ATP molecule, what would the net ATP production be during ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 2 QR #13
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Views: 94

Full Length 2 QR #13

A student recently asked us why the wages are multiplied by 1.2 or 1.5 to solve the following question: "Elizabeth earns an hourly wage that is 1.25 times Yavuz’s hourly wage. During their annual review, Elizabeth earns a 20% raise while Yavuz earns a 50% raise. What is the ratio of Elizabeth’s new ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Diagnostic CP Q38
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Views: 65

Diagnostic CP Q38

A student recently asked us how to solve the following problem using the half-life equation: "Cobalt-60 has a half-life of 5.2 years. Starting with 32 grams of cobalt-60, how much of the original isotope will remain after 26 years?" The half-life equation is N = N 0 (1/2)^(t/h) where N is the amount...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearson PCAT Exams Obtained Separately
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Views: 111

Pearson PCAT Exams Obtained Separately

A student recently emailed us to ask if the Pearson PCAT Exams scheduled in the study plan generator are included or must be purchased separately. While the study plan generator does allow you to incorporate Pearson PCAT Exams into your study schedule, they are not included with the Next Step PCAT C...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Study Plan Order
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Views: 71

Study Plan Order

A student recently emailed to ask if the order of the subjects can be rearranged. While it is not possible to drag and drop items in the study plan, it is possible to move assignments a day forward using the double arrow in each box. If you want to complete assignments in a different order by subjec...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing for PCAT Essay Topics
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Views: 74

Preparing for PCAT Essay Topics

A student recently asked us for advice on writing the PCAT Essay on topics one is less familiar with. This is a great question, and the answer is that PCAT test-takers are not expected to be well-versed in the topics selected for the Writing essay, as content knowledge and outside information is not...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: FAQs
Topic: Writing Essay Grading
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Views: 114

Writing Essay Grading

All Writing essays for course accounts are graded with 48 business hours of submission.
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Diagnostic CP #20
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Views: 81

Diagnostic CP #20

A student recently asked us about Diagnostic Chemical Processes Question 20: "If the chemical formula is SiO2, where do the 4 oxygens come from?" This is a great question! In a network solid, the silicon atom in silica forms four bonds to oxygen: two of these to the two oxygen atoms in silica, and t...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Review Book Example 23.1
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Views: 65

Review Book Example 23.1

A student recently asked about Example 23.1 in the PCAT Review Book: "How many grams of NaCl must be added to a pot filled with 1.0 kg of water to raise the boiling point by 1°C (Kb of water = 0.512°C/m)?" Answering this question requires the equation for boiling point elevation: ΔTb =iKbCm, where i...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: General Chemistry QBank 4
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Views: 68

General Chemistry QBank 4

A student recently emailed us to ask for clarification on General Chemistry QBank Question 4. This question asks: "In the ground state of cobalt, how many d orbitals contain at least one electron?" The answer to this question is 5 orbitals. Cobalt's electron configuration is [Ar] 3d^7 4s^2. The 3d s...