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by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Consultation

Hi Sandefur, I moved your comment over to a new post in the General Discussion forum. If you're not currently a Next Step student, our Academic Advisors will be happy to speak with you. The length of these calls varies greatly from student to student, depending on the conversation. Here's where you ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions on the PCAT
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Questions on the PCAT

Hi simsimjoey, Since you are using the BETA version of the Review Book, it is possible that you may find errors that either have or will be corrected in the current print version of the Review Book. We apologize for any errors you may find, and if you think you have found an error, I would encourage...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions on the PCAT
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Questions on the PCAT

Hi simsimjoey, Integration by parts is simply the reverse of the product rule for differentiation, which is covered in Chapter 32. Integration by parts is a low-yield topic that is unlikely to be tested on the PCAT. You can find all the topics that are tested on the PCAT here: http://pcatweb.info/do...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conjugated vaccines
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Conjugated vaccines

Hi simsimjoey, great question! This topic is covered in Chapter 9 of the PCAT Review Book, and there is also information about vaccines you can use to reinforce this concept in the Types of Immunity content review video. I think this is an area where one of our awesome PCAT tutors would be really he...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biochemistry
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Biochemistry

Your questions show that you're definitely thinking about this at a deep level! Cell signaling is one of the most confusing topics in molecular biology as it's so broad (SO many aspects of cellular biology can contribute to cell signaling) with a lot of moving parts (what's a GPCR? what does cAMP do...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biochemistry
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Biochemistry

Hi simsimjoey, The relationship between pKa and pH is described by the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation: pH = pKa + log [base]/[acid]. Specifically, the pKa describes the pH at the half-equivalence point. To determine the charge of histidine or most amino acids at a given pH with complete certainty, y...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steps of Transcription
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Steps of Transcription

What is meant by that is that DNA primase can lay down an RNA primer without requiring attachment to any other pre-formed sequences. Whereas DNA polymerase requires a primer to add nucleotides, DNA primase does not require a primer before it adds nucleotides (that then form a primer for DNA synthesi...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steps of Transcription
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Steps of Transcription

Hi simsimjoey, great question! There are some differences--but also some commonalities--between transcription and translation, and it can get pretty confusing! It turns out that both are indeed correct, and neither is mutually exclusive. 1 - First, we need DNA helicase to unwind the double helix bec...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Pharmacy School Admissions
Topic: Pharmacy School Admissions
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Pharmacy School Admissions

Applying to pharmacy school can be a daunting task, but you're not alone! Your pharmacy school application involves more than your PCAT, so here is the place to talk about crafting personal statements, planning the timeline for you PCAT application, and prepping for interviews - and if you have any ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Asking Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Asking Questions

The PCAT is challenging, so it's natural to have questions about our exams. Feel free to post any questions you have about any Next Step exams or other course materials here, and please include the exam section and passage or question number when referring to a specific question.

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