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ignore aromatics?

Discussion in 'Kaplan MCAT Forum (Sponsored)' started by jon stewart, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. jon stewart

    jon stewart Senior Member
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    is it best to ignore all those questions about o m p directing activating groups and so forth on the kaplan materials as they are no longer test them?

    what about all those other reactions involving aromatics as reactants?

    Just wondering why kaplan hasnt updated thier course content..
     
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  3. mejorization

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    Just because it's not something you have to memorize doesn't mean it won't show up in a passage. Much better to overstudy than to understudy.
     
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    yea i noticed that too, they don't seem to list in in their list of test topics, however it is such a classic topic i can't imagine that they wouldn't expect us to at least be familiar with it
     
  5. KaplanPatrick

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    dj102,

    I couldn't have said it better myself. We are constantly updating our course content, however, in regards to Aromatic reactions, it is such a simple topic that we would rather be safe than sorry and make sure that our students are ready for whatever is thrown their way! :D

    Pat
     
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    If its on the AAMC topics list, then you might see it :/
     
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    I've also heard that orgo in general should be among the lowest priority in topics to study due to how little they appear. is this true?
     
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    @atlhawks29 - This is correct. Out of the 4 sciences (physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology), orgo is going to be the most yield for you. The things you need to be sure to ABSOLUTELY know for that is functional groups and nomenclature. Not to say you should ignore organic chemistry, but it is definitely much lower yield than the other sciences!

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