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by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Desensitization VS Habituation
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Re: Desensitization VS Habituation

Good question! I'm sure a psychology major would have a much more thorough response that I'll give here, but for the purposes of the MCAT, they essentially lead to the same thing: less of a response to a particular stimulus. Now the major difference is in how this diminished response comes about. In...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Question difficulty
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: Question difficulty

Thanks for the question! We are actually re-tagging a lot of the difficulty levels based around the number of people getting a particular question correct. I am not completely sure how the old "easy," "medium," "hard" tagging system was applied since it predates me, but perhaps someone who does reme...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & FAQ
Topic: Anki cards
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: Anki cards

Thanks for the question! We don't have any official Anki cards, but I used Anki myself in preparing. I combined a few decks that I found online and that are well-tested and reviewed. I also edited these decks and added my own cards liberally, which I'd highly recommend you do if you decide to use An...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: FL 10 Chem Phys Passage 6 Q31
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: FL 10 Chem Phys Passage 6 Q31

Thanks for the question! So the Ncal thing is just the equivalent of a kcal or a "big C" Calorie. We should know that the specific heat of water is 1 calorie/gram*°C, which is equivalent to 1 Calorie/kg*°C. The math might be easier to think about with a little less combining of numbers: (230 Ncals/s...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS FL3 P/S Q 48
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: NS FL3 P/S Q 48

It's more like: Part A Study: Trial 1: 2 sec odor --> 1 min interval --> 2 sec odor --> 1 min interval --> etc. Trial 2: 2 sec odor --> 2 min interval --> 2 sec odor --> 2 min interval --> etc. Trial 3: 2 sec odor --> 5 min interval --> 2 sec odor --> 5 min interval --> etc. Part B Study: 2 sec odor...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Post Questions About Exams and QBank
Topic: NS FL10 C/P #3
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: NS FL10 C/P #3

Thanks for the question! Here's an earlier post on the topic that you might find helpful: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2069&p=5030&hilit= ... 5d58#p5030

Good luck!
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Physics Chapter 4 question
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Physics Chapter 4 question

Thanks for the question! Here's an earlier post on the topic you might find helpful: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2024&p=4935&hilit= ... 93f8#p4935

Good luck!
by NS_Tutor_Will
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Post your questions here about Next Step's MCAT books
Topic: Biochemistry Chapter 3: Enzyme Kinetics and Mixed Inhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Biochemistry Chapter 3: Enzyme Kinetics and Mixed Inhibition

Thanks for the question! The big idea with mixed inhibition is that the inhibitor can bind the enzyme or the E-S complex, which means it may be able to bind at multiple sites! Since each of these type of inhibitors would "prefer" one to the other (E or E-S complex), it's reasonable to think that the...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: PS SB Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: PS SB Questions

Also side note: How do you search things in the forum w/o getting the error that you're not putting in enough information? Ugh, the search filtering is the bane of my existence!!! Honestly, to find past forum posts you sometimes have to try a couple of terms. Having deep forum experience is helpful...
by NS_Tutor_Will
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: AAMC Resources
Topic: Official Guide C/P Passage 2 #9
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Official Guide C/P Passage 2 #9

Thanks for the question! This is definitely a tricky one and I've never been super satisfied by it... That said, there is a great explanation from Andrew, our MCAT content director, that I think is instructive. Here's the text from that post: For Q9, it is a little tricky to figure out that it's a f...