Friday, 12 June 2015

MCAT/MDCAT GUIDE FOR A'LEVEL STUDENTS (PART II)

**UPDATE**: The MCAT has now been renamed to MDCAT with some important changes in the syllabus. Because I am busy in my medical university, I can't add the new syllabus changes to my posts. Please do go through the revised MDCAT syllabus and use my guides for the unchanged part of the syllabus!

This blog post is a continuation of the the PART I guide that you can find by clicking here.

For every subject, the Part II syllabus carries more weightage so it should be of your prime focus.

PHYSICS PART II
Expected time: 7 days

6. DEFORMATION  OF SOLIDS
Chapter # 17
Questions: 02

One of the easiest chapters in Physics in Part II. It will hardly take you 20 minutes ti learn. The questions they ask about this chapter might not be so straightforward though. In fact the questions will probably be conceptual and A'level style. So polish up your past knowledge before moving on to FSC.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

MCAT/MDCAT GUIDE FOR A'LEVEL STUDENTS. (PART I)

**UPDATE**: The MCAT has now been renamed to MDCAT with some important changes in the syllabus. Because I am busy in my medical university, I can't add the new syllabus changes to my posts. Please do go through the revised MDCAT syllabus and use my guides for the unchanged part of the syllabus!

Finally! The blogpost so many of you have been waiting for. I apologize for the delay. The thing is, MBBS had got me really occupied and it was hard to take out time to write this guide. But now I’m almost done with my first year syllabus. Wow. How time flies, right?
Anyway, before I start the guide I’d want you to go through the start up tips on my other blogpost here. Let me make something clear: This guide is focused for A’level students. Not FSC. Because FSC students already know how the MCAT goes. Attempting the entry test after the CIEs – now that is tricky business.

Let’s get down to the straight up, hardcore facts:

         1)   No you haven’t read everything in A’levels. And no, the topics that you have read aren’t exactly the same in FSC. There are a lot more details that weren’t in A’levels. 

      2)  You don’t have a lot of time. I’d suggest starting up the prep from 15th June atleast. Don’t stretch your vacations too much. 

     3)  These 3 months are going to be HARD and tiring. Well, of course they are. Your whole future career depends on them, right? No pressure.

Okay now the first step to starting your preparation:

Monday, 5 January 2015

What 2014 taught me.

For me, this year was basically - the final half of my A'levels, a summer spent in MCAT preparation, and the begininng of my first year of MBBS in FJMC. Now, I really narrowed down my whole year into three broad parts but there was a lot more in between that is more or less, not worth mentioning.

This year went by so fast; I feel as if I was in scohool just yesterday wearing my beloved gloves, two pairs of socks with my pink/orange backpack slinging arojund my shoulders. That was one winter ago.

And here I am, in middle of the next winter.

Initially, I believed leaving my school that I had been going to for a good 14 years would be a ch jallenge. I've learned so much, seen so much here that I grew attached to even the building of my school campus. I met people here who helped me grow. Some were the heroes of my stories, others nothing more than villains but still, they were a big part of me and I knew letting them go was a hard, inevitable fact I'd have to face.

I spent most of my final half of A'levels cooped up in my house, studying for my Mock exams and my CIEs. I wanted more than anything to spend my last days of school in the school, surrounded by familiar places and people but I wasn't able to do that for various reasons. (Most of which was my own fault, just so you know).

Anyway, January 2014 was a bit of a downside to the start of my year.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New faces.

The FJMC building clock (that never works.)
A week and a few days into Medical school and a lot has happened already. I don't mean that in a zombie apocalypse, the world coming to an end way. What I mean by 'a lot' may seem very little to you.

How should I put it? I'm kind of running low on words. I don't know if it's a writer's block or something else but it's a strange feeling that I can't describe at the moment. Strange because almost two weeks ago, I had absolutely no idea that so many new people, so many new faces would become a part of my life. The people I've known this week came so fast, so unannounced in my life and surprisingly, they became close pretty quickly too.

Before going to college, I always thought I would have some trouble making new friends. I was never a very over enthusiastic, social person. If someone talked to me, I'd reply. If someone started the conversation, I'd carry it on. But I would never make the first move.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

AS Physics Notes (On request)

So some juniors have asked me to post my Physics notes of AS Level. Like I said before, I don't really remember much about AS because it's been two years now so I can't write a full-fledged guide like I did for A-2. But I did manage to find my sister's AS register and here are all the notes.

Again, these lessons were taught by Sir Waseem Hassan who teaches A'level Physics at Beaconhouse Palm Tree Campus. Also, these are my sister, Hnia's notes. Not mine. I just published them. So, in case, anyone tries to sue me, I've made my position clear.

They're all in ZIP folders so just download and extract them, okay?

1. Physical Quantities & Measurement: Download here
2. Kinematics: Download here
3. Dynamics: Download here
4. Force, Energy, Work and Power: Download here
5. Deformation: Download here
6. Electric Fields: Download here
7. Current Electricity: Download here
8. Nuclear Physics: Download here
9. Waves and Superposition: Download here

Hope they help! xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

From A'levels Pre-Medical to the MCAT; a 'mistakenly' difficult road.

Sounds impossible, right? I mean, MCAT is something only FSC students can handle. They're the ones who can ace it and get into the government medical colleges of Pakistan. Well, guess what? You're wrong. Yes, the MCAT comes mainly from the FSC books, follows the FSC syllabus and is basically made for FSC students, but with proper guidance, A'level students can fare far better than most FSC students. 

Here's a few reasons why:
1. A'levels students have a better grip on the topics than most FSC students because they have better concepts built up.

2. Most of the syllabus is what you've already studied in your A'levels. Just some of it, like in Biology, there are new chapters and new concepts you must learn.
3. MCAT is not ratta. They ask conceptual, brain-using questions and not just text out of the book (except in Biology sometimes) and A'level-style questions, so A'level students know how to attempt them better.

Alright, so I hope some of that morale of yours has risen. Don't listen to those people (especially desi aunties and uncles) who keep saying that A'levels kar k tou government college mein nahin admission ho skta (You can't get admission in a government college by doing A'levels).

Sunday, 21 September 2014

'I wish that I could be like the cool kids...



… ‘cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in' – Echosmith; one of those few songs of 2014 that has substance. The lyrics are simple and straightforward; the meaning, not so much.

I’m not going to drag this by writing a long article, because I don’t even like writing articles. It’s just that, when I first heard the song it immediately made me think of the ‘cool kids’ around me. I’ve just completed my A’levels (as I have mentioned several times before) and I have seen people, even friends, drastically change in these two years.