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Study skills - BIOLOGICAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES STUDY SKILLS 1 STUDY SKILLS TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE While there is no substitute for

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BIOLOGICAL & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES – STUDY SKILLS 1 STUDY SKILLS TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE While there is no substitute for diligent study habits, each of you will approach biology and/or your biomedical studies from a different background each with your own unique views of the world and individual abilities. All of us do not view the world the same way and thus we do not all learn in the same manner. Some students prefer essay exams while others are more proficient at objective tests. Some of you are visual learners; some of you are more verbal and like to discuss the material out loud, while others are more adept at rote memorization and conceptualization. What follows below may seem verbose, but it is a series of suggestions designed to help you take in, organize, and assimilate the information presented in this course as well as suggestions for improving your performance on exams, quizzes, and written assignments. You may discover a study technique of which you were not aware. GETTING THE INFORMATION 1. ATTEND CLASS If you are not present in class, then you simply cannot get the information at all. You will not effectively succeed in this course if you miss class or if you try and get the information from another student’s notes. Since we all assimilate information differently, we all take notes somewhat differently and thus someone else's notes are not going to help you much. Your notes should be used to help you recall what was discussed in lecture or lab. If you are absent, then you will not have any information to recall. Keep up and study regularly! 2. READ THE BOOK AND LAB MANUAL BEFORE EACH LECTURE OR LAB For many of you, the material, which is presented in lecture, may seem complicated and difficult to understand. Much of the information you receive in this class will be new to you and it is important that you at least skim the text and read the lab manual before coming to class so that the information is not totally foreign to you when I discuss it. Your text is full of diagrams and illustrations, many of which I will use in lecture and/or lab to help you understand the material. Of equal importance is the fact that your text provides you with a different perspective on the material. 3. PUT THE INFORMATION ON PAPER Many students fail to succeed in their courses because they do not take meaningful and useful notes. To begin with, you must pay attention and not wonder off to Never-Never Land during the lecture. It is important that you keep yourself focused. I will do everything I can to keep your interest, but it also requires you to concentrate on the lecture and not on the students around you. Remember that these are NOTES, you aren't expected to and you should not attempt to write down every word I say or write out your notes in complete sentences. Your notes should be a complete outline of the information presented in lecture. My lectures will include the use of the chalkboard, overheads, 35-mm slides, PowerPoint presentations, and the World Wide Web. This means that there will be times when I am talking about
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Cummings during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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Study skills - BIOLOGICAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES STUDY SKILLS 1 STUDY SKILLS TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE While there is no substitute for

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