Dismiss Notice
Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Organic Chem

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by danny89, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. danny89

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    19
    I didn't do quite so well in Orgo. I have about 5 months to study before the MCAT. What should I use for content(TPR or BR) and passages(TPR SW or BR)? Thanks :)
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Temperature101

    Banned

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,489
    Likes Received:
    78
    Status:
    Medical Student
    TBR is great for orgo since you have 5 months to study; otherwise, I would not suggest it because the books are dense.
     
  4. OCDOCDOCD

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    120
    Status:
    Non-Student
    TBR is great for info. It's much more intense than other orgo prep books, but that also means that you won't be caught off-guard by any orgo problems the MCAT throws at you. If you feel like orgo is going to be a weakness, I'd definitely recommend TBR over anything else.

    You'll also probably be happy to know that orgo makes up a very small portion of the MCAT these days. My exam had only one orgo passage on it, for example.
     
  5. premedgrad

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    after reviewing content, definitely take the orgo self-assessment from AAMC. i thought it was pretty comprehensive and you'll know what you still need to study
     
  6. mushuwu158

    mushuwu158 372,844 Pancakes

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    I'd go with TPR. Aside from NMR and your substitution/elimination reactions, you won't need to know much else for O-Chem. TPR gives it all to you in a simple concise format, and doesn't unnecessarily over-complicate concepts.
     
  7. argama

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    15
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    yeah i really love TBR but TBR Orgo goes far too in depth for certain reactions. But their passages are really good, I do recommend doing their Orgo Lab Techniques, Structure Elucidation, and Carbonyls section at least. And part of the Nitrogens Compound (mainly the part about the Isoelectric Focusing, Amino Acids pKa & pI, Gel Electrophoresis, and proteins) Oh and Stereochemistry too.

    Best of luck!
     
  8. danny89

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    19
    What's the best source of passages for orgo? TPRH SW or TBR? Good to hear some opinions out there.
     
  9. PocketJacks

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    16
    I used TPR to study and completed the TBR passages without too much difficulty. I haven't done any Orgo passages in the TPR SW but I've done some PS passages and I find them a lot easier than the TBR passages. I'd suggest using TBR.
     

Share This Page