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Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Topic: Exam Difficulty
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Exam Difficulty

A student recently asked us if the Next Step PCAT exams vary or progress in difficulty. This is a great question, and it's one we get asked a lot! All of the Next Step PCAT exams are designed to be representative of the official PCAT in terms of content, difficulty, and scoring, so the exams should ...
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Topic: Full Length 2 CP Q19
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Views: 135

Full Length 2 CP Q19

A student recently asked us how to determine the reaction rate for the following question: "Which of the following is the rate constant for Reaction 2?" To answer this question, we have to turn to Table 1 presented in the passage, which presents the reaction rate at different concentrations of O2 an...
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitosis & Meiosis
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Views: 307

Re: Mitosis & Meiosis

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Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitosis & Meiosis
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Mitosis & Meiosis

A student recently asked us this question about mitosis and meiosis: "During mitosis, the number of chromosomes stays the same, but the number of sister chromatids changes. So when we say we have 46 chromosomes, does that mean there are about 92 sister chromatids (after S phase and before anaphase)?...
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:17 am
Topic: Full Length 4 CP Q40
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Views: 196

Full Length 4 CP Q40

A student recently asked us about the flow of electrons relative to the positioning of the cathode and anode in the following question: "A galvanic cell is constructed in which the anode is positioned on the right, while the cathode is on the left. The two half-cells are separated by a salt bridge. ...
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:56 pm
Topic: Full Length 1 QR Q25
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Views: 183

Full Length 1 QR Q25

A student recently asked us about the following question: "If m = |n|, and m and n are both integers, which of the following CANNOT be true?" The student asked if m = 4 and n = 1 would satisfy the equation m = n + 3, making choice D incorrect. However, the prompt states that m = |n|, and therefore m...
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Topic: General Biology QBank Q45
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Views: 168

General Biology QBank Q45

A student recently asked us why low [ATP] does not reduce the rate of glycolysis as the answer to the following question: "A deficiency in which of these listed reactants will likely reduce the rate of glycolysis?" There are two ways to answer this question. One is the mechanistic answer from a bioc...
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Topic: Full Length 2 CR Q22
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Views: 183

Full Length 2 CR Q22

A student recently asked us why the answer to the question, "Based upon the passage, which of the following statements is the author most likely to believe?" is not Choice D ("Wagner's extreme self-discipline was matched only by Hugo's."). The answer to this question is simply that the author doesn'...
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Topic: General Chemistry QBank Q2
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Views: 177

General Chemistry QBank Q2

A student recently asked us why we only consider the mass of the neutrons to answer the following question: "In a theoretical procedure, one-half of the uncharged nucleons in a chlorine-35 atom are isolated and weighed. Noting that the mass of a proton is 1.672 × 10-27 kg while that of a neutron is ...
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:29 pm