The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry helps students prepare for Organic Chemistry. This text is designed for students to use early in the course before they dive too far into a traditional textbook or as a reference text when studying for the MCAT. It prepares students to think about and use the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry. The text helps convince students that rote memorization is not the right way to approach the course; instead, they should master fundamental concepts and important reaction mechanisms. By following the same philosophy as those who write the MCAT exams, Karty focuses on improving students' thinking ability and powers of logical deduction.