PCAT® Prep, Self-Paced
Where flexibility meets support
YOU'RE IN CONTROL—BUT NOT ALONE
When flexibility meets on-demand instruction, your score is what benefits.
STUDY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Work where you feel comfortable, with support from teacher-led videos.
RAISE YOUR SCORE WITH STRATEGY
Our self-study doesn't skimp on strategy, and that can make all the difference.
Take class when it's convenient for you with 24/7 on-demand lessons taught by our highest-rated PCAT instructors.
The PCAT covers a lot of ground, from verbal ability to biology. With a self-paced course, you can focus in on the areas where you know you need more practice—and ignore the areas where you don't.
- 36 hrs of recorded instruction, available 24/7
- Personalized study plan
- 5 full-length computer-based practice tests
- Topic-specific quizzes and tests
- 120+ hours of online instruction and practice
- 34 interactive video workshops covering frequently tested topics
- PCAT Review Notes
- Kaplan Mobile Prep app for iOS and Android
- Online access for 4 months
- 3 hrs of 1-on-1 coaching
- Math Foundations—Self-Paced
*Available with an upgrade to Self-Paced PLUS
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL COVER IN YOUR SELF-PACED CLASS
Critical Reading I
PCAT Strategies, Critical Reading Passages, Critical Reading Questions
After this session you will be able to describe the sections of the PCAT and their scoring systems; formulate a personal study calendar that includes all the necessary actions from now until Test Day; recall and implement the steps of Kaplan's question, answer choice, and computer-based test strategies; describe the format and timing of the Critical Reading section; and recall and implement the steps for reading strategically and classifying Critical Reading question types.
Biological Processes I
Cellular Biology, Metabolism and Enzymes, Evolution and Genetics
After this session you will be able to describe the format and timing of the Biological Processes section; describe the parts of a cell, including their origins and functions; explain the steps of mitosis and meiosis; describe the stages of embryonic development; explain the steps of cellular respiration and photosynthesis; defend the theory of evolution based on scientific principles; calculate individual and population genetics; and describe and contrast bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
General Chemistry I
The Periodic Table, Electrons, Atomic Theory and Bonding, Chemical Reactions
After this session you will be able to describe the format and timing of the Chemical Processes section; interpret the periodic table and describe the properties of different types of elements; determine the products and rates of radioactive decay; utilize quantum numbers to determine electron configurations; identify molecular dipoles and intermolecular attractions; balance equations and calculate stoichiometric quantities and oxidation numbers; and calculate the energies related to phase changes and thermochemistry.
Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry I
Structure and Bonding; Hybridization and Aromaticity; and Reactions and Functional Groups
After this session you will be able to assign and interpret IUPAC names of organic compounds; classify intramolecular bond types and apply them to molecular structures; determine the presence or absence of hybridization and aromaticity in a molecule; identify organic oxidation and reduction reagents and reactions; and determine the reactants, products and mechanisms for the reactions of alcohols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Math Strategies, Arithmetic, Algebra, Functions
After this session you will be able to describe the format and timing of the Quantitative Reasoning section; identify opportunities to apply Traditional Math, Picking Numbers, Backsolving, Educated Guessing, and Estimation to math problems; calculate basic math problems involving fractions, percentages, decimals, unit conversions, and logarithms; calculate algebra problems using expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions; and analyze the properties of common graphs and figures.
Biological Processes II
Microbiology, Digestive System, Circulatory System, Respiratory, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
After this session you will be able to recall the structures and functions of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems and apply your knowledge of those systems to scenarios involving nutrition, diseases, and drugs.
General Chemistry II
Equilibrium, Solutions, Acids and Bases, Kinetic Theory
After this session you will be able to calculate the properties of systems related to reaction and solution equilibriums; calculate measurements and colligative properties of solutions; contrast acid-base theories and calculate the strengths of acids and bases; calculate pH, pOH, pKa, and pKb values; describe titrations and calculate related values, including those of buffer systems; and calculate the properties of ideal and non-ideal gases.
Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry II
Isomerism, Substitution and Elimination, Substitution and Addition
After this session you will be able to determine the properties of the different types of isomers; identify isomers of given molecules; determine the characteristics of substitution, elimination, and addition reactions; and evaluate reactions to determine their types and products.
Quantitative Reasoning II
Probability and Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus
After this session you will be able to calculate probabilities and statistics, including averages and variances; manipulate vectors using complex and imaginary numbers; calculate limits and use them to determine continuity; solve problems involving algebraic, exponential, and trigonometric functions; and calculate derivatives and integrals.
Biological Processes III
Endocrine System, Nervous System, Immune System, Excretory System
After this session you will be able to recall the structures and functions of the endocrine, nervous, immune, and excretory systems; apply your knowledge of the above systems to scenarios involving nutrition, diseases, and drugs; and identify tissue types based on microscopic and macroscopic images.
Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry III
Spectroscopy and Lipids, Amino Acids, Proteins, DNA and RNA
After this session you will be able to predict and evaluate the results of infrared and NMR spectroscopy; identify the properties of lipids; assess the strengths and properties of organic acids and bases; recognize the characteristics of amino acids and proteins; recall the steps of replication, transcription, and translation; and differentiate among the types of genetic mutations.
Critical Reading II
Critical Reading Strategies Review, Additional Reading Strategies, The Writing Section, Test Day Strategies
After this session you will be able to apply Kaplan's strategies for reading passages and answering questions to a wide variety of passage sets; identify wrong answer types for Critical Reading questions; apply alternate strategies when running out of time; recall and implement the steps of Kaplan’s Writing section strategy; implement the strategies you have already learned to any question on the PCAT; and plan your study calendar appropriately so you know what to do from now until Test Day.
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