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Great Intro to the Subject
Pretty easy, overall.
Professor Frampton is an engaging teacher and he truly does his best to thoroughly explain cellular biology. He is very happy when people asks him questions because he really wants to help his students succeed, so ask any and all questions you may have. Don't be shy! Professor Frampton posts all of his lecture slides online and also shows his students other resources for learning the material, so look over the slides to study and any video clips he suggests. He has great review sessions before exams and covers all the material that will be on the exams, so don't forget to take notes during review. He has pop-quizzes that accumulate point towards replacing your lowest test grade which really helps if you have a section that you don't do so well in.
Although you learn a broad array of material about cells the most fascinating parts of this course for me would definitely be DNA, RNA, and their relationship with proteins. DNA is such a complex, yet simple macro molecule and it holds so much importance in your body and each individual cell. You will learn how RNA gets made from the blueprint of DNA and then it is translated by ribosomes to create strands of proteins that are needed for you to survive. Cellular division is also tied into DNA so you will learn how if DNA is damaged, cancer can occur.
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I would suggest attending all of the lectures and asking as many questions as you can. Attending the lectures are a good way to make sure you don't miss a pop-quiz. If you find yourself confused while studying, form a study group. It is a fun and very useful way to learn any subject, especially science courses. When in doubt, look at YouTube videos that may explain a specific topic in a way that you may understand better. Also, the text book is a great way to understand every subject in depth so if anything seems vague or confusing, look it up in the textbook.