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Always Do the Reading
Background Knowledge Expected
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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Genetics is a very rewarding class to take if you're trying to acquire a deeper understanding of biological systems. In this class you start off learning about genetics from the molecular level, working your way towards the more complete system. Professor Gardener provides that information in a manner that makes it difficult to forget. She is demanding in many particularly beneficial ways. Overall, due to this class I gained a deeper understanding of biology.
The best part of this course to me was the first half of the semester when we were learning about genetics at the molecular level. Although it was the most difficult section for the entire class I feel as though it was the information I lacked the most and was most pleased to learn. We started with the structure of DNA and RNA, worked our way into DNA replication, transcription, translation, and having to understand all of the co-factors needed to follow through with these processes.
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Advice for students:
Be sure to do all of the homework. Do the practice problems in the book. Read the chapters. Basic stuff for most classes, but this class will surprise you with its difficulty if you're not rightly prepared.