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AP World History: Modern — Period 2 Notes (1450-1750)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Christopher […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 4 Notes (1900-Present)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Alliances: […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 3 Notes (1750-1900)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Enlightenment: […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 1 Notes (1200-1450)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Neo-Confucianism: […]

News: USMLE Step 1 Becoming Pass/Fail in 2022

Starting no earlier than January 1, 2022, the USMLE Step 1 scoring system will change from a three-digit numerical score to pass/fail.  The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), co-sponsors of the USMLE, are committed to making the transition from medical school to residency as smooth as […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 2 Months

Creating your MCAT study guide can be one of the most important but challenging aspects of preparing for the MCAT. According to the AAMC, the average pre-med student should spend about 240 hours preparing for the MCAT over three months. As the official MCAT prep of the AMSA, Kaplan recommends that you spend 300-350 hours studying so you […]

What’s Tested on PCAT Quantitative Reasoning?

The PCAT Quantitative Reasoning section is designed to test the math skills that will be required in pharmacy school. The section contains 48 multiple-choice questions, though only 40 will count toward your score. The remaining 8 questions are experimental and do not affect your score. You will not be able to distinguish between scored and […]

How to Study for the OAT

The OAT is designed to predict success in the first year of optometry school, so it’s a high-speed, time-intensive test. In order to put yourself in the best position to achieve your goal score, you’ll want to make sure that you have a solid plan for how to study. Building an organized, targeted study calendar […]

What’s Tested on PCAT Chemical Processes?

Chemistry on the PCAT includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. For many students, the Chemical Processes section is one of the most challenging due to the wide variety of content knowledge and skills required. However, despite its breadth, the chemistry knowledge required is not nearly as in-depth as what is taught in undergraduate courses. […]

What’s Tested on PCAT Biological Processes?

The biology knowledge you need for the PCAT encompasses a wide variety of topics in the categories of general biology, microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology. Mastering biology on the PCAT means not only memorizing vocabulary and facts but also learning to integrate your knowledge, make connections, and otherwise strategically approach the multiple- choice questions in the […]