March 11, 2014
- Almost HALF of the Physics content on the MCAT is based on Newtonian mechanics! This is a concept from your Physics 1 class that we want to make sure we have down. It is very HIGH-Yield and will reward the students who know how to apply it.
- Much of Newtonian Mechanics, Kinematics, Work, Energy, and Momentum requires the memorization of formulas. The MCAT does NOT provide an equation sheet like you might have had in your Physics courses. You need to have these equations memorized.
- Practice makes perfect. Many students say it is understandable that they need to memorize the equations but sometimes it is hard to understand where and when to use the equations. The best thing to do for this is PRACTICE! Doing as many practice problems as possible is key to being comfortable with physics questions. I always guide my students post Physics 1 to our Kaplan Topical and Subject Tests for more targeted practice!
- No calculator. We have been talking about plenty of equations and calculations but remember the MCAT does not allow the use of calculators. Look for short cuts and utilize the process of elimination!
- Our Physics Review Notes and our High-Yield Problem Solving Guide are excellent resources to go back to if you are still feeling rusty on Physics material. Utilize your resources!