According to my Kaplan lesson book, the topics are:iraqiamerican said:Does anybody have that link where it tell you specificly which bio topics to study?
where do you get this lesson book from! I dont understand why Kaplan did not publish it with the new 2005 editionRusunn said:According to my Kaplan lesson book, the topics are:
Cell and Molecular biology, diversity of life, Vertebrate Anatomy, Development biology, Evolution, and Ecology. From what I experienced (your test might be different), I found these to be emphasized the most on the OAT.
When you sign up for either the Kaplan OAT classroom course, online course or tutoring, they send you two textbooks. The first is the Kaplan OAT lesson book, which basically is an outline of each classroom lesson. the 2nd is a 1000 page review text and this is an exhaustive review of all the sciences (bio,chem.orgo,phys). You cant go to the bookstore and buy these books. You need to be registered for a Kaplan course.iraqiamerican said:where do you get this lesson book from! I dont understand why Kaplan did not publish it with the new 2005 edition
Survey of the Natural Sciences
Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology origin of life; cell metabolism (including photosynthesis); enzymology; cellular processes; thermodynamics; organelle structure and function; mitosis/meiosis; Diversity of Life: Biological Organization and Relationship of Major Taxa monera, plantae, animalia, protista, fungi, etc.) using the five-kingdom system; Vertebrate
Anatomy and Physiology: Structure and function of Systems- integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, immunological, digestive, respiratory, urinary, nervous/senses, endocrine, and reproductive; Developmental Biology - fertilization, descriptive embryology, and developmental mechanics; Genetics molecular genetics, human genetics, classical genetics, and chromosomal genetics; Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior - natural selection, population genetics/speciation, cladistics, population and community ecology, ecosystems, animal behavior (including social behavior).
General Chemistry: Stoichiometry and General Concepts - percent composition, empirical formulae, balancing equations, moles and molecular formulas, molar mass, density, and calculations from balanced equations; Gases - kinetic molecular theory of gases, Daltons, Boyles, Charles, and ideal gas laws; Liquids and Solids - intermolecular forces, phase changes, vapor pressure, structures, polarity, and properties; Solutions - polarity, properties (colligative, non-colligative), forces, and concentration calculations; Acids and Bases - pH, strength, Bronsted-Lowry reactions, calculations; Chemical Equilibria - molecular, acid/base, precipitation, calculations, and Le Chateliers principle; Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry laws of thermodynamics, Hess law, spontaneity, enthalpies and entropies, and heat transfer; Chemical Kinetics - rate laws, activation energy, and half life; Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - balancing equations, determination of oxidation numbers, electrochemical calculations, and electrochemical concepts and terminology; Atomic and Molecular Structure - electron configuration, orbital types, Lewis-Dot diagrams, atomic theory, quantum theory, molecular geometry, bond types, and sub-atomic particles; Periodic Properties -representative elements, transition elements, periodic trends, and descriptive chemistry; Nuclear Reactions - balancing equations, binding energy, decay processes, particles, and terminology; Laboratory - basic techniques, equipment, error analysis, safety, and data analysis.
Organic Chemistry: Mechanism (Energetics, Structure, and Stability of Intermediates) - SN1, SN2, elimination, addition, free radical, and substitution mechanisms; Chemical and Physical Properties of Molecules and Organic Analysis - inter and intra molecular forces, separation, introductory infrared spectroscopy, 1HNMR spectroscopy, 13CNMR, chemical identification, stability, solubility, and polarity; Stereochemistry - conforma¬tional analysis, optical activity, chirality, chiral centers, planes of symmetry, enantiomers, diastereomers, and meso compounds; Nomenclature - IUPAC rules, and functional groups in molecules; Individual Reactions of the Major Functional Groups and Combinations of Reactions to Synthesize Compounds; Acid-Base Chemistry - resonance effects, inductive results, and prediction of products and equilibria; Aromatics and Bonding - concept of aromaticity, resonance, atomic orbitals, molecular orbitals, hybridization, bond angles, and bond lengths.
II. Reading Comprehension
Ability to read, organize, analyze, and remember new information in optometry and the sciences. Ability to comprehend thoroughly when studying scientific information. Reading materials are typical of the level of material encountered in the first year of optometry school and require no prior knowledge of the topic other than a basic undergraduate preparation in science. The Reading Comprehension Test will contain three different reading passages.
Units and vectors, linear kinematics, statics, dynamics, rotational motion, energy and momentum, simple harmonic motion, waves, fluid statics, thermal energy and thermodynamics, electrostatics, D.C. circuits, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
IV. Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematical Problems: Algebra - equations and expressions, inequalities, exponential notation, absolute value, ratios and proportions, and graphical analysis; Numerical calculations - fractions and decimals, percentages, approximations, and scientific notation; Conversions- temperature, time, weight, and distance; Probability and Statistics; Geometry; Trigonometry; and Applied Mathematics (Word) Problems.