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Kaplan Biochem Book

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by mcatsense, Aug 9, 2015.

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    Is it necessary to memorize every small detail in this book. I've started chapter 1 and it seemed a little overwhelming having to memorize the structures, names and abbreviations of the amino acids.
     
  2. bee17

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    You won't need "every small detail" in the book, but you will certainly need to know structures, names, and abbreviations of amino acids. Try to know as much biochem as you can, as it is a large portion of the new MCAT.
     
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    After doing the practice questions at the end of the chapter, I got half of them wrong. Is that the normal trend around here?
     
  4. studentdocftw

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    Hmm. I usually missed around 3-4 of the practice questions. You'll improve as you go.
     
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    You'll need to know structures, names, 3 letter abbreviations, 1 letter abbreviations, pka's of all side chains, polar, non-polar, aromatic, acidic, basic, charges on given polypeptide chains at specific pH.
     
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    I usually miss about 3 questions per chapter, and I have a pretty good memory. Also, you can memorize the amino acids in a few days if you break them down by polarity and charge.
     

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