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by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Diag CP Q2
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Diag CP Q2

A student recently asked us why we don't take into account NaI dissolving into Na+ and I- when calculating molality, which is a great question! NaI is indeed a soluble compound, but the trick is not to confuse molality with normality. Molality is defined as the number of moles of the entire compound...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: FL1 QR Q7
Replies: 0
Views: 229

FL1 QR Q7

A student recently asked us about the solution to the following question: "A certain theater has an equal number of blue and yellow lights. One of the star performers provides the lighting crew with lighting specifications for a performance. For the opening act, the performer wants 40% of the blue l...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Exam Scoring
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Exam Scoring

A student recently asked us about how NS PCAT exams are scored. Since every exam is unique, every Pearson and Next Step PCAT exam has a unique scoring scale tailored to student performance on that exam. The Next Step scoring scales were developed based on the distribution of student scores on each e...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: PCAT constants?
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: PCAT constants?

murphyrachel63, that's a great question. You should assume that most chemistry equations and formulas will not be provided for you on the test, so it's a good idea to start committing them to memory. Rather than try to memorize them by brute force, however, I recommend using these equations as much ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Using the Q Banks
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Using the Q Banks

Hi Rachel, I'm glad you've asked! To review this set, you will need to submit the QBank after you have completed the number of questions you wish to answer. I recommend not looking at the solutions for the unanswered questions, and then you can take the remaining questions on a new "attempt" wheneve...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Tue May 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: FL 1 CR Passage 2
Replies: 0
Views: 216

FL 1 CR Passage 2

A student recently asked us about the statement, "The document was also subject to internal and external peer reviews" in paragraph 4. This refers to the review process for the international guidelines on tularemia, both internally within the development group, and externally outside this group. Whi...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Exam Difficulty
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Exam Difficulty

A student recently asked us if the Next Step PCAT exams vary or progress in difficulty. This is a great question, and it's one we get asked a lot! All of the Next Step PCAT exams are designed to be representative of the official PCAT in terms of content, difficulty, and scoring, so the exams should ...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Questions about Exams
Topic: Full Length 2 CP Q19
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Full Length 2 CP Q19

A student recently asked us how to determine the reaction rate for the following question: "Which of the following is the rate constant for Reaction 2?" To answer this question, we have to turn to Table 1 presented in the passage, which presents the reaction rate at different concentrations of O2 an...
by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitosis & Meiosis
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Mitosis & Meiosis

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by NS_Tutor_Sophia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitosis & Meiosis
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Mitosis & Meiosis

A student recently asked us this question about mitosis and meiosis: "During mitosis, the number of chromosomes stays the same, but the number of sister chromatids changes. So when we say we have 46 chromosomes, does that mean there are about 92 sister chromatids (after S phase and before anaphase)?...