MCAT Prep by McGraw Hill

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This online MCAT Prep course by McGraw-Hill is a thorough review of the material on the Medical College Admissions Test. With hundreds of lessons and practice questions, as well as flashcards and interactive study games, students can expect to have a solid foundation in physical and biological sciences, verbal reasoning and writing. Students can enjoy organized study plans for themselves, receive progress reports and analysis, and access course material across all capable devices.

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Week 1

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Learn about the MCAT

Learn the Basics of the MCAT — 9 Lessons

Test Format and Structure — 3 Lessons

General Test Taking Strategies — 2 Lessons

When to Take the MCAT

The Importance of Sleep While Preparing for the MCAT

MCAT Do's and Don'ts

Pre-game Warm-up

Week 2

Mathematics Fundamentals — 13 Lessons

Physics Fundamentals — 8 Lessons

Kinematics — 8 Lessons

Forces and Newton's Laws — 10 Lessons

Particle Dynamics: Work, Energy and Power — 7 Lessons

Momentum and Impulse — 6 Lessons

Flashcards — 25 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 30 Practice Questions

Balancing the MCAT and Academics

Week 3

Solids and Fluids — 11 Lessons

Temperature and Heat — 6 Lessons

Vibrations and Waves — 8 Lessons

Sound — 9 Lessons

Light and Geometric Optics — 11 Lessons

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 50 Practice Questions

Week 4

Electrostatics and Circuits — 6 Lessons

Electric Circuits — 12 Lessons

Magnetism — 4 Lessons

Atomic and Nuclear Physics — 12 Lessons

Glossary of Physics Terms

Flashcards — 26 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 23 Practice Questions

Week 5

Atoms and Molecules — 9 Lessons

Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table — 7 Lessons

Trends in Periodic Table — 12 Lessons

Lewis Dot Structures, Hybridization and VSEPR Theory — 6 Lessons

Gases — 7 Lessons

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 20 Practice Questions

Answer these practice questions over the course of the next 3 weeks.

Week 6

Intermolecular Forces and Phase Equilibria — 5 Lessons

Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry — 4 Lessons

Reactions in Solution — 6 Lessons

Thermochemistry — 8 Lessons

Kinetics — 7 Lessons

Flashcards — 26 Flash Cards

Week 7

Equilibrium — 5 Lessons

Solubility Equilibrium — 4 Lessons

Acid-Base Chemistry — 9 Lessons

Thermodynamics — 11 Lessons

Electrochemistry — 8 Lessons

Glossary of General Chemistry Terms

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

Week 8

Verbal Reasoning — 5 Lessons

Flashcards — 111 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 38 Practice Questions

Week 9

The Cell — 15 Lessons

Enzymes, Energy and Cellular Metabolism — 12 Lessons

DNA Structure, Replication and Technology — 11 Lessons

Protein Synthesis — 14 Lessons

Genetics — 16 Lessons

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

MCAT Biology Example Question

Week 10

Cell Division — 10 Lessons

Evolution — 21 Lessons

Bacteria and Fungi — 14 Lessons

Viruses — 9 Lessons

Flashcards — 26 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 26 Practice Questions

Week 11

Tissues and Skin — 13 Lessons

The Nervous System and Senses — 12 Lessons

Muscular and Skeletal System — 12 Lessons

The Endocrine System — 8 Lessons

The Cardiovascular System — 15 Lessons

The Respiratory System — 4 Lessons

The Digestive System — 11 Lessons

The Urinary System — 8 Lessons

The Lymphatic and Immune Systems — 5 Lessons

Reproduction and Development — 18 Lessons

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 34 Practice Questions

Week 12

Structure - Bonding — 7 Lessons

Molecular Shape — 4 Lessons

Electronic Structure — 4 Lessons

Nomenclature — 5 Lessons

Reconciling Visual Meaning — 3 Lessons

Conceptual Map of Structure

Reactivity - Energy Changes in Molecules — 4 Lessons

The Radical Chemistry — 2 Lessons

Polar Chemistry — 12 Lessons

Pericyclic Chemistry — 4 Lessons

Flashcards — 26 Flash Cards

Practice Questions — 4 Practice Questions

Use these practice questions during weeks 12-14.

Week 13

Methodology - Alcohols and Ethers — 4 Lessons

Ketones and Aldehydes — 2 Lessons

Alkenes and Alkynes — 4 Lessons

Carboxylic Acid Derivatives — 7 Lessons

Epoxide Chemistry — 2 Lessons

Amines — 2 Lessons

Aromatic Chemistry — 2 Lessons


Carbohydrates and Peptides — 3 Lessons

Flashcards — 24 Flash Cards

Week 14

Separation and Purification - Extraction — 3 Lessons

Chromatography — 3 Lessons

Distillation and Sublimation — 4 Lessons

Recrystallization — 3 Lessons

Characterization - Combustion Analysis — 3 Lessons

UV-vis Spectroscopy — 3 Lessons

Mass Spectroscopy — 2 Lessons

Infrared Spectroscopy — 2 Lessons

Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance — 5 Lessons

Carbon Nuclear Magnetic Resonance — 4 Lessons

Flashcards — 26 Flash Cards

Week 15

Test 2

Test 3

Week 16

Test 4

Test 5

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