1. A

    Feralis vs. Bootcamp for bio???

    My test is on August 3rd and so far I have been studying bio using the pre made bootcamp anki decks. However, I've heard so many good things about the Feralis deck that it has made me consider using those instead. I'm a bio major so I feel like I have a good chance at scoring highly on that...
  2. M

    Advice for handling pre-med classes?

    I’m switching to pre-med from a psychology/research background and I’m nervous about how difficult pre-med classes may be—any tips on how to best study for bio, chem, and phys?
  3. chemdoctor


    I ordered Princeton Reviews "3rd edition" but the Bio and CARS books are "2nd edition" WTF!! What does that mean?! Did Amazon mess up?! Do I need to return them to get the 3rd edition?? (I know it prob doesn't make a difference but I'd like to get what I Paid for)! please help TIA
  4. M

    In need of some input? Pre-pharm chem grades

    Mid-semester blues happening right about now. Worries for daysssssss. My overall cumulative GPA is 1 3.65 and my science grades are... Gen chem 1: B+ Gen chem 2: B+ Bio 1: A Bio 2: A Orgo 1: B- Heart breaking I know :( I would get A's on several exams in all my chems but somehow get screwed...
  5. nembry

    how do you take concise notes from the content review books?

    I'm 9 weeks from my MCAT and still doing Bio Content review...my note taking is taking an unholy amount of time. I was using the TPR book but thought it was far too detailed, so I bought the EK book. I use word to take the notes then transfer them to Anki for solidifying the content. I think my...
  6. nembry

    changing my gameplan for MCAT BIO - need advice!!

    So last night i took a next-step half length diagnostic MCAT exam, and my bio results were awful, i got a 123. I struggled a lot during the bio portion of the exam, and i knew my score was going to be bad. this is concerning because i've done some content review. i'm about 100 pages into the...
  7. 9

    Final DAT Study Tips

    Hello, all! I am new to SDN, but I have been reading threads for the last few months, and everyone has such great insights! I'm currently studying for the DAT, and I am taking it on August 24th. I have been studying most of the summer for it, every day, for at least 2-3 hours. The only...
  8. K

    Switching Majors?

    Hi, I am currently going into my second year of university (undergrad). I am thinking about switching majors from music to bio for med school. I know med schools don't really care what your major is but my science background isn't too strong so I think it may help me prep for the MCAT. Is...
  9. M


    Scores: PAT 23, QR 27, RC 30, Biology 25, GC 23, OC 30, TS 26, AA 27 Feel free to message me with any questions on applying or anything! I’d love to help out. Time Studied: 1 month Hours per Day: 6 to 12 approximately Materials Used -DAT Destroyer -Math Destroyer -General Chemistry Destroyer...
  10. J

    DAT Bootcamp Bio Question Bank

    Is it me, or the new question bank for bio in bootcamp is slightly more tough than the actual practice tests?
  11. D

    Psychology or Biology?

    Hi, all. I’m in a predicament. I’ll be a non-traditional student. Have just gone back to college and trying to decide on a major. I’m attending Arizona State ONLINE. Options: A) Major in Psychology. Better chance at a higher GPA. Very interesting to me anyways - and most people say to undergrad...
  12. Awkotaku

    What classes did you take before the MCAT?

    Hi, I am currently a sophomore in college and have taken general chemistry, physics, English, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and some statistics courses. I will be taking biology and organic chemistry in my junior year, genetics the summer before my senior year, and taking the yearlong...
  13. E

    UCI Pharmaceutical Science for Med School?

    So I'm currently at a California Community College (Mt. SAC) right now, and I was looking into transferring to UCI. The problem is that UCI requires a full year of Organic Chemistry for transfer, and my community college and the CC's around my area don't offer OChem in Summer or Winter. That...
  14. whosnisarg

    ECs during Undergrad

    Hey, guys! :) Starting my undergrad at Montclair State University (Major: Molecular Biology; Concentration: Medicine; Minor: Public Health) with the hopes of going to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (I’m applying for their 7 year program my junior year to be more specific). I was wondering...
  15. Dudemcatter

    Half off MCAT Prep tools Drawittoknowit.com

    That #MCAT help you have been looking for is here, now half off!! @drawittoknowit #bio #biochem #medschool MCAT Biology & Biochemistry Tutorials
  16. chemdoctor

    C- or Withdraw?

    So I got my final grade in Lab. It's a C-. What should I do? The add/drop date is Friday. Should I just drop it and retake it later or should I just stick with it. I know a C- is gonna kill my GPA but what should I do? Should I drop it and take a W? Or should I just drop all together? Please...
  17. I

    animal reproduction and development on DAT

    HONESTLY what implants to the endometrium. because honestly cliff's ap started off saying the corpus luteum.. then it went on to say the trophoblast -___-... then kaplan says the blastulla. ughhhh
  18. paperbands

    DAT Breakdown 2017 (24 PAT/30 QR/30 RC/30 BIO/27 GC/28 OC/28 TS/29 AA)

    Before I start… I apologize for how lengthy this post is! I took my test yesterday! I studied for around 10-11 weeks. The first month and a half was inconsistent studying, and I studied between 0-6 hours a day (probably with a mean of 3-4 hours a day). I didn’t crack down until the last month...
  19. J

    Opinion on Bio Review Books?

    I have the TPR and Kaplan Biology/Biochem content review books. I also have the EK Bio 1 book. I have TBR for all the other sciences. (I don't have a strong recall of intro level pre-reqs) Should I buy TBR for bio as well? Should I buy the EK Bio 2 book? If not, how should I tackle bio content...
  20. bellowbruins

    GPCR membrane

    Hello everyone, i have a question. How does GPCR transmembrane and RTK linked to secondary structure of the protein. Is it alpha helix or beta stranded sheet? And also is GPCR considered loop?
  21. D

    Officially Done with DAT

    Today I took my DAT. I am writing this to give my thoughts on what I did for preparation and what I recommend to others. My scores are listed below. AA: 23 TS: 24 PAT: 24 QR: 24 RC: 19 BIO: 22 GC: 23 OC: 26 To start, the best thing I can suggest is to get as much exam practice as possible. You...
  22. O Cabra

    Bootcamp Bio Score

    I've taken all of the practice tests on Dat bootcamp. I've done fine on all the sections, except in biology I've been stuck getting 19-20. I've only managed a 23 once. Some of the questions seem very specific so I'm worried because my dat is in 1.5 weeks. Any advice?

    Help with a question. MCAT prep

    Please guys i need help. why is option D wrong? I get why option B is correct, based on the explanation given but i thought D was true for all liquids too.
  24. K

    UCD'S NPB vs Bio

    Hi guys, I'm planning on applying soon and was wondering what you guys think about these two majors. NPB sounds really interesting to me, but I heard it is really rigorous and i don't want to risk my gpa. Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.
  25. Mingos

    Need advice for Sophomore year and beyond

    Got my answer, thank you.
  26. bellowbruins


    Hello all, I have a general question about proteins and how it works. So, from what I have understood, increase temperature or harsh environment etc, the protein will unfold its conformational shape. But today, I realize as I was doing TPR exercise, they said " the addition of high...
  27. G

    Concussion and Summer classes

    Hi! I am taking my second semester of gen bio over the summer for the first time. However three days before the class started I got a concussion. It seems to be harder to study and focus in class. Should I take the rest of the summer semester off? I would have to retake the class in the spring...
  28. bellowbruins

    TPR- Demo test Bio Qn 50

    Which of the following could affect any of the dissociation constants for hemoglobin? Decreasing the temperature Adding NH3 Increasing the [O2] A. I only B. III only C. I and II only Correct Answer D. I, II, and III. Your Answer Hi can someone explain me why number 3 is not...
  29. B

    Help my DAT is in 8 days and my scores are low!

    My DAT is on the 21st of June and I need some major help as what to do to bring up my scores. Bio is my lowest science score I have been avg a 16 on BC. Doing Feralis notes did not help me at all I think it just over filled my brain. I don't think those notes worked for me this is the subject...
  30. G

    Biochem vs BS Bio Concentration Neuroscience

    Okay so my uni has a pretty sweet deal for biochem: I do not need to take physical chem with calc or physics with calc- I take upper level chem electives and bio electives as well as advanced biocem . I work in a lab and present a topic and learn lab skills My uni also has a BS in Bio with a...
  31. RedDevil202013

    How to efficiently study for Biology?

    Hey all! So I am currently studying for the DAT and everything seems to fine material wise except for Biology. I am still in the Material review phase so I'm not practicing much of what I'm going over but it just takes too much of my study time. I'm taking notes as I am going through Cliffs AP...
  32. D1Bound

    Question about DAT destroyer score

    Hey folks I've been getting untimed scores of around 60-66% right on bio and math. Around 55-60% on chemistry. Is this ideal for the first read through?
  33. bellowbruins

    AAMC Bio Question Pack Volume 1 #29

    Hello, I am so confused with the question 29. I thought A is the answer but then AAMC said it is D and its explanation makes me even more confused. It's like I kinda get it but not really lol. Please help me Qn 29) Phenylketonuria is a genetic disorder caused by mutation in the gene for the...
  34. bellowbruins

    AAMC Bio Question Pack Volume 1 #6

    Hello all, In Q Pack, Biology number 6. I understand that C and D is clearly out. But among A and B, both is possible. I went with B and the answer is A. In such kind of similar cases, how would you know which one is more likely to be correct. For me, I choose B because the passage said that...
  35. bellowbruins

    AAMC Section Bank Bio Qn 51

    Hello, I want to clear up some misunderstanding from this problem. The question is as follows: Which statement describes a characteristics of FSH? A. FSH DOES NOT REQUIRE TRANSPORT PROTEINS TO REMAIN SOLUBLE IN THE BLOODSTREAM. B. FSH ENTERS THE BLOODSTREAM BY DIFFUSING ACROSS THE PLASMA...
  36. B

    bootcamp bio

    Why is the dominant phenotype % lower than that of recessive phenotype %? I always thought the dominant phenotype will be, well, dominant. Someone please explain! Thank you!
  37. M

    Next Step Full Length 1 - Bio/Biochem Q24

    I'm reviewing my FL 1, and I'm confused on Question 24 of the Bio/Biochem section. Q) A follow-up study by the researchers showed that the Y chromosome experiences a much higher mutation rate than the X chromosome. This is likely due to the fact that: A) the X chromosome encodes more proteins...
  38. RogueBanana

    Quick Pre-req question

    My undergrad has 2 freshman bio courses. Bio 1 : which covers cells and bacteria Bio 2: which covers plants only Because of this, my school's pre med curriculum doesn't include bio 2. NYMC has accepted me and they require 2 semesters of general bio or the equivalent. I have several advanced...
  39. bentley13

    DAT Done: 25AA, 24 TS, 25 PAT; 3 week study Schedule

    Hey SDN. I took my DAT earlier today, and I just thought I would share my experience with everyone. I used several posts like this to help me throughout the process. There is honestly nothing more helpful than learning from past test takers. I studied for a total of 3 weeks (8am-8pm every day...
  40. T

    3 weeks out from Dat... Please help

    Hi guys, So I'm 3 weeks out from taking my dat. I Have been studying since a few weeks before thanksgiving but took a week off for finals. I just completed orgo I and have taken bio I,II, gen Chem I,II, genetics, A&P I, and orgo I. I have some iprepdental binders with notes and DAT bootcamp and...