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

MCAT preparation can produce role strain and role conflict. Role strain occurs when you have trouble meeting goals you expect from yourself or what others expect of you. Everyone experiences role strain in MCAT preparation. Role conflict occurs when two roles have demands that are mutually exclusive. It may be a heavy course load while preparing for the exam. It may be parental responsibility or a demanding job. It's very important to identify and navigate role conflicts successfully in MCAT review. Keep things in balance!

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) covering amino acids and protein structure. 

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

Watch the videos for Module 7 - Amino Acids & Protein Structure, The Protein Laboratory, Coordination Chemistry, and Oxygen Transporters.

Integrated Course practice items:

Read Ch. 1 - Amino Acids, Ch. 2 - Structure of Proteins, and Ch. 3 - Globular Proteins in Biochemistry (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews). Perform the practice items at the end of each chapter. 

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

Conceptual Integration

Read the Interdisciplinary Notes for Module 7.

Play Catch Blue.

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 11 - Protein Trafficking and Ch. 12 - Protein Degradation in Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology


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

Review the conceptual vocabulary for Cognition using the illustrated conceptual primer on this site.

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

Integrated Course practice items:

Cumulative psychology review 


Module 7 CARS Lesson Types of CARS passages.

Perform the second 7 passages (questions 44-80) from CARS Question Pack, Vol. 2. Give yourself 65 minutes to complete the passages. Before scoring them, perform a blind review.

MCAT Practice

Complete the Practice Questions from the Official Guide to the MCAT Exam at AAMC MCAT Prep Hub. 

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