The tips begin at a different place in each module. The advice moves along with the stages of the course.

Preparing for the MCAT is a big project. You can hit a wall sometimes where stress about the exam leads to a pattern of avoidance. When you find yourself in this predicament, put your achievement mindset on the shelf for a few days. Let yourself be satisfied with just putting in the time. You may not get everything done on your list for a particular day, but don't beat yourself up. If you put in the time you will get there.

Module 1 Science Focus  

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) within Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Work & Energy and Electricity.  hover these

Perform the odd numbered (phase 1 ) practice items in your book-set for these topics.

Watch the Module 1 videos - Fundamentals of Mechanics & Electrostatics. 

Before moving on to the Integrated Course practice items, work on your physics fundamentals with the Concept and Question Cards.

Choose from the resources available within the Topic Pages to reinforce and supplement learning. 

Conceptual Integration

Carefully skim your MCAT book-set from the beginning to end, all the way from physics to biology. Spread the time out over the next several weeks, taking about 10 or 15 hours total. Read the bold headings. Look at the figures. Skim the text. Work to get a feel for the scope of each topic and prime future learning. 

Read the Interdisciplinary Notes for Module 1.

Play Catch Blue.

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 1 - Stem Cells and Ch. 2 - Cellular Adhesion in Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology


Study the conceptual treatment of The Biological Basis of Behavior in your MCAT book-set and complete the odd numbered problems.

Review the conceptual vocabulary for The Human Nervous System using the illustrated conceptual primer on this site.

Get oriented to the Essential Concepts ANKI Deck with the Human Nervous System cards. 

Integrated Course practice items: 


Module 1 CARS Lesson Let's Get Started.

Complete the first 5 passages (35 questions) from CARS Question Pack, Vol. 1 at AAMC Prep Hub under timed conditions (60 minutes).

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