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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
by Clara Gillan 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 READ MORE
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Strategies For Difficult MCAT Passages: Biological and Biochemical Foundations
by Clara Gillan Preparing for the MCAT often involves making decisions about passage strategy. After all, most questions on the exam are associated with a passage, and these passages may be dense or difficult to read. This problem can be especially relevant to the Biological and Biochemical Foundations section. Imagine clicking “Next” on your exam READ MORE