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

The main topical progression represents one long cycle in MCAT review. However, you should also perform epicycles. Epicycles are shorter comprehensive cycles. Perform one at the beginning of MCAT review to prime and structure your knowledge base, several in the middle to fortify and maintain your progress, and many epicycles at the end to get yourself into exam-day shape. An epicycle can be as simple as skimming your MCAT books from start to finish or reviewing the presentation slides of the course from beginning to end.

Module 5 Science Focus

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) within Fluid Mechanics, Harmonic Motion, and Waves. 

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

Watch the videos for Module 5 - Fluid Mechanics and Waves.

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.

Preview the Organic Reaction Mechanisms, the science focus of module 6. 

Conceptual Integration

Read the Interdisciplinary Notes for Module 5.

Play Catch Blue.

Perform the MCAT Official Prep Online Flashcards at AAMC. 

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 8 - Transcription and Ch. 9 - Translation in Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology

Continue Cell & Molecular Biology Cycle work in your MCAT bookset (TBR or Kaplan).


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

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

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

Integrated Course practice items:


Module 5 CARS Lesson Blind review.

Perform the first 7 passages (questions 1-43) from CARS Question Pack, Vol. 2. Give yourself 75 minutes to complete the passages. Before scoring them, perform a blind review!

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