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

Every time you begin a new chapter in one of your MCAT books always be sure to skim the chapter first. Look at the bold headings, the figures and formulas. Learn how the chapter is organized. Outline the topic in your mind. Visualize the phenomena. This doesn't take very long. Priming a topic before deeper study facilitates processing later. Priming gives your knowledge base structure. Before you tunnel through a mountain, you should always take the time to walk around it.

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) within Atomic Theory, Periodic Trends, Chemical Bonding, Organic Structure & Stereochemistry and Intermolecular Force. 

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

Watch the videos for Module 2 - Atomic Theory, Periodic Trends, Chemical Bonding & Intermolecular Force as well as Stereochemistry.

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

Conceptual Integration

Complete the assignment we began in Module 1 of carefully skimming your MCAT book-set from the beginning to end, all the way from physics to biology. 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 2.

Play Catch Blue.

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 3 - Biological Membranes and Ch. 4 - Cytoskeleton 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 2 CARS Lesson Reader response.

Complete Step 1 of the MCAT Official Prep CARS Diagnostic Tool. This includes two passages (10 questions) as well as a set of introductory and educational resources.

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