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Organic or Genetics more important for final crunch time for Aug MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by PrettyAsianFeet, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. PrettyAsianFeet

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    I am going to take the MCAT in only a couple of weeks. I am getting really nervous. I am good on the PS section becaus I am a chem major but I am shaky on the BS section.

    I think I only have time left to review organic or genetics.

    Which is more important ?
     
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    if it will be anything like the april test, then genetics
     
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    Both, boss.
     
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    Probably more genetics. Know the basics in orgo and you shoule be fine.
     
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    Both are important. I have a strong background in genetics, so was ok with that. But Ochem hurt me.
     
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    I'd say OChem. Guaranteed to be at least 6-7 questions on it. Whereas genetics is more of a maybe 2-3.
    Then again, it's not a fair comparison. OChem info >> Genetics info. If you can study for all of OChem, you can definately do all of Genetics + some OChem.
    Maybe best breakup would be Genetics expect for pedigree trees and as much of the basic OChem as you can fit in (ie stereo centers give critical easy points if you know what you're doing, but would be hell otherwise).
     
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    genetics . . . if you have a general grasp of organic, what kinds of rxns carbonyl groups do, what an electrophile/nucleophile is you'll be fine. Remember the IR shift if a carbonyl group is around 1800 too (saw that on 2 practice tests). I think they've been starting to deemphasize organic.
     
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    The only IR shift that come up are Carbonyls (~1700-1800) and Alcohols (~3100)
     
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    Moving to the MCAT forum.
     
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    When people say "genetics," what specific topics are they talking about?
     
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    Read an intro genetics book, 200 pages, your fine. Done in 2 days pretty much.
    Organic questions on the April were so hard that it seemed like either if your a master of O-chem you'd get em, or you wouldn't. No middle ground so extra studing didnt help so much...
    The genetics questions were up for grabs though
     

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