MCAT Study Plan

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MCAT study plan organized by each section of the test - physical & biological sciences and verbal reasoning - then broken down into further detail.
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MCAT Study Plan
  1. PHYSICAL SCIENCES
    1. Physics
      1. Kinetics
        1. Forces
          1. Equilibrium
            1. Momentum
              1. Energy
                1. Wave physics
                  1. Electricity
                    1. Magnetism
                      1. Optics
                        1. Circuits
                        2. Chemistry
                          1. Electronic Structure
                            1. Orbitals
                              1. Classify Elements
                                1. Ionic Bonds
                                  1. Covalent bonds
                                    1. Stoichiometry
                                      1. Thermodynamics
                                        1. Reaction kinetics
                                          1. Equilibrium
                                            1. Acid-base
                                              1. Electrochem
                                            2. VERBAL REASONING

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                                              • Purpose: to be able to rapidly comprehend information and quickly assess and apply new material 
                                              1. Topics:
                                                1. Humanities
                                                  1. Social Sciences
                                                    1. Natural Sciences
                                                    2. Need to show skills via..
                                                      1. 1) Comprehension
                                                        1. Identify thesis
                                                          1. Identify reasoning for thesis
                                                            1. Background knowledge
                                                              1. Assumptions (stated + unstated)
                                                                1. Relationships
                                                                2. 2) Evaluation
                                                                  1. Judge argument
                                                                    1. Credibility?
                                                                      1. Evidence?
                                                                        1. Relevance?
                                                                        2. 3) Application
                                                                          1. Use information
                                                                            1. Solve problem
                                                                              1. Identify probable cause
                                                                              2. 4) Incorporation
                                                                                1. Judge new evidence
                                                                                  1. Recognize methods that are applicable
                                                                                    1. Edit conclusion
                                                                                      1. Check alternatives
                                                                                  2. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
                                                                                    1. Organic Chemistry
                                                                                      1. Biological reactions
                                                                                        1. Organic compounds
                                                                                          1. Ex. Carbohydrates
                                                                                          2. Organic reactions
                                                                                            1. Nonmenclature
                                                                                              1. Classifications of functional groups
                                                                                                1. Reaction mechanisms
                                                                                            2. Biology
                                                                                              1. Physiology
                                                                                                1. Endocrine
                                                                                                  1. Cardiovascular
                                                                                                    1. Pulmonary
                                                                                                      1. Gastrointestinal
                                                                                                      2. Vertebrates
                                                                                                        1. Evolution
                                                                                                          1. Genetics
                                                                                                            1. Function of body system
                                                                                                              1. Interaction of systems
                                                                                                                1. External factors
                                                                                                                2. Microbes
                                                                                                                  1. Molecular biology
                                                                                                                    1. Cell structure
                                                                                                                      1. Cell function
                                                                                                                  2. Organized by each of the 3 sections of the MCAT
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