my mcat schedule
Every week, I changed my topic of focus. One of the most important tools I used to learn is to watch videos. Attached to each subject are videos + websites that allowed me to conceptually understand important info.
Everything you remember from basic biology in high school or biology 101 in college. Biology is what I majored in, and it is what I love learning about...so this was just a refresher for me. Links to information about organelles, tissues, and the central dogma. Make sure you know transcription, translation, and replication like the back of your hand.
This week, I focused on the Organ Systems and the main processes in each that make them special. This included: Excretory System + Kidney Function, Respiratory System + Gas Exchange, Cardiovascular System + Blood Circulation, Lymphatic System, Nervous System + APs, and lastly, Endocrine System + Hormones.
For a lot of people, I know physics is a struggle subject. I spent extra time on this section. One thing I learned through this whole process was that there is no need to rush. If you feel like you need more time, take another week. You’ll be happy you did! Learn about everyones favorite guy Newton, Vectors, Pendulums, and more..
This is a short one. Not because there wasnt a lot of information, but because most of this chapter was chemical reactions that I had to write out over and over. I mainly used the videos to brush up on topics like hybridization, bonding, isomers, etc. Grab a (large) white board and get to drawing..
The part two of physics actually went well for me. I spend a lot of time drawing things out and talking through them in addition to the videos. My favorite topic was optics believe it or not! Circuits, Electricity, and Optics in more depth.
Hybridization, Resonance, and Reactions were the main focus this week (actually more like week and a couple days). I took a little more time than usual to complete this section simply because I needed the time. There was no reason for me to rush! Id rather take the time to conceptually understand the topic rather than forcing myself to memorize a bunch of meaningless reactions. I used ALOT of videos this week, follow along down below!
DISCLAIMER: NOT EVERY MCAT TOPIC IS ATTACHED. THESE ARE A HANDFUL OF WEBSITES THAT HELPED ME WITH CERTAIN SUBJECTS. THESE VIDEOS AND LINK WERE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MCAT STUDY MATERIALS AND AAMC SECTION BANKS.