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Studying one Khan section per day for two months?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Elizabethx89, 09.18.14.

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  1. Elizabethx89

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  3. bambam92

    bambam92 2+ Year Member

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    If you want to literally learn physics from scratch…you can do so by going to freelance teacher.com and watching his physics videos. They are very in depth, and he breaks everything down to the absolute basics. Khan in my opinion is best for someone who has already taken the course and needs a refresher. However, freelance can literally teach you physics IF you watch the videos ACTIVELY, meaning pause the vids, take notes, solve the problems as he goes. Check him out--he is amazing for physics, genchem and organic.
     
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    If you haven't taken physics yet, then it is freelance by a long shot. If you had already taken it then I would say either way is okay. Good luck.
     
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    santeprof If you need a bump, I may be your chump

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    I only know MCAT physics. I don't know freelance. Khan Academy MCAT prep is coproduced by AAMC. Khan Academy MCAT Physical Processes covers the physics topics I found on AAMC practice tests at a depth needed to an answer the questions. You might consider using Khan Academy MCAT PP as your primary content tutor and for topics that confuse you fall back to freelance or whatever comprehensive physics tutor you use. Take a few practice tests and see how you fair on the MCAT PS section.

    Physics accounts for only about half of the PS section or about 7 of the possible 45 points. Khan Academy MCAT PP is an expedient way of covering the physics you need for MCAT PS. Because AAMC coproduces Khan Academy MCAT PP there is some assurance that the needed topics are covered at the appropriate depth.

    Let me know how you progress.
     
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    Learning an entire science section on your own without having some basics down (i.e. from taking a class) demands a huge degree of accountability. As it was mentionned, you'll need to watch videos actively, pause them, and rewatch as needed. HOWEVER, I am a big propent of Khan Academy, especially if you are a visual+verbal learner. You'll need to practice what you learn (I recommend TPR science workbook because it's so immense and is high quality), but I think working with Khan Academy will be beneficial and may be able to function as your primary, or maybe even only, content review source. Plan heavily ahead of time though to make sure your watching and subsequent practicing is organized.

    Cheers!!
     
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    vanillabear55 just keep swimming 7+ Year Member

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    Me too! I registered the other for a spot 2 hours away from my home, just to have a seat in case. I'm really hoping something opens up closer to me and, despite it being the last administrations, the general trend of tons of spots opening up the closer it gets still happens.
     
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    Khan is awesome! But dont forget book should be #1 priority. I watch his videos to solidify some concepts that I just cant get from the book. If you like videos, be sure to check out coursesaver. They do MCAT specific videos and Chad is pretty great at helping you understand those tricky concepts.
     
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    don't take the mcat before you take ochem, physics, gchem, and intro bio. There should be no debate on this issue.

    Try to register for your MCAT as soon as you are allowed. They do fill up.
     
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    Make sure you check your registration email. I think theres a code in it for Hilton Hampton Inn or something for like 5% off the lowest rate room? I'll probably be doing this as well, good luck!
     
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