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

It has been demonstrated that it's not the intention to learn which is critical for later memory. It's not whether you are studying harder than everyone else, but rather the type of processing engaged at the time of encoding. Information that is processed meaningfully is well remembered even if there isn't an intention to retain it. The brain doesn't remember facts. It remembers connections.

Suggested Assignments

Science Focus

Study the conceptual materials in your book-set (TBR or Kaplan) covering chemical kinetics, enzyme activity and enzyme kinetics. 

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

Watch the videos for Module 8 - Chemical Kinetics, Enzyme Activity, Enzyme Mechanisms, and Enzyme Kinetics.

Integrated Course practice items:

Read Ch. 5 - Enzymes 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 8.

Play Catch Blue.

Biology Cycle

Read Ch. 13 - Basic Concepts of Transport, Ch. 14 - Active Transport, Ch. 15 - Glucose Transport, and Ch. 16 - Drug Transport in Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology These chapters aren't that long!

Cumulative review/skim of Lippincott - Cell & Molecular Biology up through chapter 12. 


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

Review the conceptual vocabulary for Motivation & Emotion using the illustrated conceptual primer on this site.

Extend practice using the Essential Concepts ANKI Deck to include the Motivation & Emotion cards. 

Integrated Course practice items:


Module 8 CARS Lesson Types of CARS questions.

Perform the final 7 passages (questions 81-120) from CARS Question Pack, Vol. 2. Give yourself 65 minutes to complete the passages. Before scoring them, perform a blind review.

MCAT Practice

Begin working on the Physics, Chemistry & Biology (I & II) Question Packs at AAMC. Set a pace to complete the Question Packs before module 12. 

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