Pretty easy, overall.
The class is a great introduction into the field of Biology for those that has had minimum experience but still holds a substantial amount of new material that can intrigue seasoned veterans. The only major topic that is not discussed is the larger mass of organisms working together like that of Biomes and Populations.
The aspects of the class that stands out is that the class is completely dependent on the students work ethic. The main instance of this is that the class can be completed very quickly if the student actually focuses on the material and doesn't take too many breaks from the class. A student can easily finish a chapter in about an hour, with reading the material and taking the quizzes and test that accompany them. With only 27 chapters encompassing the whole class, the class can be completed in the first or second weekend of the semester.
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Advice for students:
Start early into the class and don't stress on the workload. The tests can seem daunting, but they are taken straight from the text which doesn't allow for miscommunication from the questions.