Blueprint MCAT Blog: MCAT Biology

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Intermediates: How to Optimize Studying Biochemistry
Every pre-med student can agree: memorization is HARD and memorization is important. To vex us even more, some MCAT topics only require surface-level knowledge, while others seem to require an endless parade of facts. Take metabolism for instance; remembering that HEXoses have six carbons? Not too bad! Remembering that “py-ru-vate” has “1-2-3” carbons? Still…OK…but starting READ MORE
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Easy Glycolysis Explanations
Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school. READ MORE
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MCAT July Super Review – Biomolecules
Every section of the MCAT exam can be difficult for students. Your strengths and weaknesses help determine which sections or topics you find easy, and which you find to be a little harder to grasp. This free webinar session covered the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT, or the Bio/Biochem READ MORE
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MCAT Super Review – Genetics
Genetics is one of the more high-yield topics covered in the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT. This often difficult topic is broken down into several subtopics, many of which were covered in this interactive MCAT webinar. Clara Gillan, Next Step’s MCAT Course Director, led students through this Genetics Super READ MORE
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Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow: 4 Misconceptions About the Excretory System
As a prospective doctor, you likely spend significant time thinking about how our bodies work. Some aspects of human organ systems may feel almost like second nature by now – how an action potential propagates, perhaps, or the parts of the digestive tract. But if you ask even the most physiology-savvy MCAT students, they will READ MORE