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Background Knowledge Expected
Lots of Writing
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It was a very beneficial class. A small, background knowledge of biology (high school biology level is required) is required. Used the textbook about 90% of the time. This class covered everything from the Nervous System- Integration and control, to the cell and organ systems. For whomever takes this class with professor Carter, make sure to take the practice quizzes at the end of each chapter in the textbook. Those were very helpful when it came to taking the actual 20 minutes quizzes and 2 hour tests. I personally spent 6-7 hours reading each chapter, and completing the study guides. Flashcards are a must in this class! There are many vocabulary words that you will be tested on, so make sure you know those words! Overall, highly recommend. Even though there was a great deal of work that had to be brought out, you learn a lot from an amazing teacher who cares about her students success.
There were so many topics that we covered in class. In one semester, we covered 17 different topics. One of the topics that I had found the most interesting was the cells and organs systems. I learned that multicingular systems must maintain homeostasis, so that the glucose levels are leveled. It is so interesting to see how important your organs and cells are to you and your body. Without the cells and organs, you wouldn't be able to be alive today.
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I would tell students to use the practice quizzes at the end of each chapter. They are all multiple choice, and it helps you prepare for the real quizzes and tests. I would also recommend to use Quizlet because that is a great source to use flashcards for the vocabulary terms.