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

Although your brain is only 2% of your total body mass, it consumes over 25% of the glucose in your body. Take breaks when you study. Go for a walk. Your brain needs the rest. Take time to notice your senses and recognize your emotions. Unplug from the MCAT and have some quiet time for yourself.

Module 10 Science Focus

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) covering glycolysis, pyruvate dehydrogenase, fatty acid oxidation, and the citric acid cycle. 

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

Watch the videos for Module 10 - Glycolysis, β-Oxidation, and Citric Acid Cycle

Read Ch. 6 - Bioenergetics and Oxidative Phosphorylation, Ch. 8 - Glycolysis, Ch. 9 - Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle, and Ch. 16 - Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Metabolism (just skim the section covering fatty acid synthesis) 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 10.

Play Catch Blue.

We'll be starting AAMC Section Bank in module 12. Pretend that this is actually exam day coming. Set aside two hours for a cram session. Study as if you were trying to get one last look at everything.

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 20 - The Cell Cycle and Ch. 21 - Regulation of the Cell Cycle in Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology


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

Continue review of the conceptual vocabulary for Identity & Personality using the illustrated conceptual primer on this site.

Extend practice using the Essential Concepts ANKI Deck to include the Identity & Personality cards. 

Integrated Course practice items: 


Module 10 CARS Lesson The main idea.

Begin working through Step 2 and Step 3 of the CARS Diagnostic Tool. Pace yourself to complete the curriculum provided by this resource within the next four modules.

MCAT Practice

Continue working on the Physics, Chemistry & Biology (I & II) Question Packs at AAMC. Look to complete the Question Packs before module 12. 

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