PCAT Preparation - Emory Pharmacy Club

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PCAT Preparation
Sections
 Writing – 30 minutes
 Verbal Ability – 25 minutes
 Biology – 35 minutes
 Chemistry – 35 minutes
 Reading Comprehension – 50 minutes
 Quantitative Ability – 45 minutes
Be Organized
Sample Study Schedule
 3 rounds (~2–3 months)
 First round: Overview
 Make note of unfamiliar topics
 Take Pearson Practice Test #2
 Second round: In-depth Study
 Bulk of studying
 Take Pearson Practice Test #4
 Third round: Final Review
 Go over topics you have a hard time with
 Take plenty of practice tests
 Take Pearson Practice Test #3
Pearson Practice Tests
 Single test - $45
 Any two tests - $65
 All three tests - $85
 Recommended to take PT4 early on
 Don’t save the hardest for last
 Study Guide can be used as another practice test
Tips
 Verbal Ability
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Analogies and completing the sentence
 Study common SAT terms, Word of the Day
 Take a look at Dr. Collin’s Vocab list
 Biology
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Microbiology – bacteria shapes, Gram staining
Health – vitamins, diseases associated with them
 Chemistry
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Know your stoichiometry and limiting reactant reactions
Orgo: (1st semester material) simple reactions, naming
 Reading Comprehension
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Pick the answer best supported by the passage
 Quantitative Ability
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Work fast! Skip problems you don’t know right away!
Other Information
 Exam will take place entirely on the computer
 No calculators allowed
 No periodic table allowed
 A laminated booklet with a dry erase marker will be
provided
 Score sheet will be provided right away
Resources
 http://pcatweb.info/
 https://tpcetesting.com/PCATOPT/Public/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=
%2fpcatopt%2fmain.aspx%3fPageMode%3dOPTLogin
&PageMode=OPTLogin
 http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/pcatdiscussions.133/
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