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

As you gain experience in working with MCAT passages, you will start to see the themes which are preoccupations with the exam such as the difference between kinetics versus thermodynamics in chemistry, substrate binding versus catalytic turnover in enzyme kinetics, or the variety of different ways that light can interact with matter.

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) within Light, Geometric Optics, Wave Optics, Nuclear Physics, and Molecular Spectroscopy . 

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

Watch the videos for Module 13 - Light, Geometric Optics, Wave Optics, Nuclear Physics, and Molecular Spectroscopy.

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

Read the Interdisciplinary Notes for Module 13.

Play Catch Blue.

Biology Cycle

Make progress on the in-depth cycle we began last module working through the materials covering human physiology in your book-set. Study the conceptual materials and perform the odd numbered practice items. Aim to complete this cycle before module 15. 


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

Continue review of the conceptual vocabulary for Social Behavior using the illustrated conceptual primer on this site.

Extend practice using the Essential Concepts ANKI Deck to include the Social Behavior cards. 

Integrated Course practice items:


Complete Step 2 and Step 3 of the CARS Diagnostic Tool. Pace yourself to complete this resource before module 14.

MCAT Practice

Module 13 MCAT Strategies Strategies for questions.

Continue working through the Section Bank at AAMC. Work at a pace to complete the Section Bank before module 15. 

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