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Mnemonics ?? FOR any MCAT stuff??

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  1. dknykid1980

    dknykid1980 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Whts up all!

    Yah this message board once again seems to key and sooooo much better than my school's advisers!

    anyways...i was wondering if any of you had any good MNEMONICS for ANY MCAT stuff.. I got hte enzymes and hormones down...just wondering if theres anything for the brain, etc....or for physics, chem, and orgo..

    thanks all!

    -dknykid
     
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    kutastha 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    You can use this for electronegativity: FONClBrISCH (in decreasing value).

    and for god's sake, it's 'O-chem' not orgo!

    Andrew
     
  4. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    My favorite one from high school:

    King Phillip Came Over For Great Sex.

    (Kingdom, Phylum, Order, etc.)
     
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    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Here's the only one that helped me:

    An Ox and a Red Cat

    Oxidation - at the anode

    Reduction - at the cathode

    Good luck. :)
     
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    kutastha 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Which reminds me of Leo goes Ger - "lose electrons: oxidation, Gain electrons: reduction"

    Andrew
     
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    optimisticdoc Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I have a couple that may be of some help

    "ROY GEE BIV" Red, Orange, Violet, Green, Blue Indigo, Violet (Visible Light Spectra) and I remember that at Violet is at 400nm of wavelength b/c of a V-4 engine and red is at 700nm.

    "Wack'em and they wiggle" this is for the Simple Harmonic Motion for physics. In other words angular frequency for a spring is w= k/m*1/2 and for a pendulum w=g/l*1/2

    There is also a web site that has a whole list of helpful harmonics for the mcat but you will have to do some reserch on it. I believe that I typed in "harmonics for the MCAT" and it came up. Good Luck
    Cheers
     
  8. mj

    mj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I never got those two. What the hell is "Ger" anyway?

    I like oil rig -- oxidation is losing reduction is gaining

    and oarc -- oxidation anode, reduction cathode.

    Other bio ones:

    FLAT PIG for the ant. pituitary hormones and
    SEVEN UP for male reproductive but I'm too fried to type them out.

    mj
     
  9. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    'oil rig' was a big one for me!

    also, Cut The PY and PUR As Gold are ones that i still use today to keep things straight! :D
     
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    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    For the colors of the spectrum:

    Richard Of Yorkshire Gave Battle In Vain (ROYGBIV).
     
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    Leo would be a lion, like the sign of the zodiac. Ger would be a variation of the sound a lion makes.

    Andrew
     
  13. mj

    mj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    "GER"? Lion's don't "ger"! Lions ROAR, which also has lots of r's and o's and I would never keep it straight. I'll stick to the oil rig :cool:

    lol

    mj
     
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    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    lamyer, these sites are great. I wish I had seen them earlier this year. thanks !!!!!!!! :) :)
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    GoatBoy Manboob Extraordinaire 10+ Year Member

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    what is SEVEN UP?
     
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    Male reproductive pathway...
     
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    hydrophobic aminos...GAVIL..like the thing judges use

    solubility laws...there are none, memorize!

    parallel plate capacitor...V=ED...eddie vedder's formula

    which bands shorten during a muscle contraction..H and I...hellooooo muscle contraction! wave hi to the muscle contraction.

    nerves...SAME...sensory, afferent...motor, efferent

    anterior pituitary hormones...the toilet paper flag...TPFLAG

    adrenals...the deeper you go the sweeter it gets...salt, sugar, sex = aldosterone (cortex), cortisol, DHEA (androgen)
     
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  21. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Do you really need to memorize formulas for the MCAT? Was there any questions that you could not answer with out having a specific formula memorized?
     
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    lamyers Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, but only the "easier" basic formulas, such as Henderson-Hasselbach, linear acceleration formulas ...Any long or difficult formulas are usually supplied.
     
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    mj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Male Reproductive Tract (path of sperm)

    "SEVEN UP"

    Seminiferous tubules
    Epididymis
    Vas deferens
    Ejaculatory duct
    (Nothing)
    Urethra
    Penis

    mj
     
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    Point and Shoot
    Parasympathetic and Sympathetic
    Erection/Ejaculation controls
     
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    Molar Mass (of a gas) = "Dirty Pee" dRT/P
    i.e. density x Gas Constant x Temp / pressure

    and one from the Kaplan Comp Review:

    q = MCAT (heat = (mass)(sp. heat)(change in temp))
     
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    styphon Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Here is one for the spinal Column:
    Cyanide Tastes Like Sweet Candy

    Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar,Sacrum, Coccyx
     
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    Just ended up downloading an app on iPhone: mcat mnemonics (its pretty much everything and more that we have talked about here…)
     

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