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BIO 181L Unity of Life I: Lab

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    Mar 29, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course is very easy, but the post labs are hard to get a perfect on. There is a quiz every day, making studying for the quiz very important. Some labs are also very long and writing intensive.

    Course highlights:

    The course was not really that great, but there are some cool labs. Some of the stuff the labs required were pretty interesting, and a lot of the work is partner based.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study for the labs, and make sure you read up on the lab before the lab so you are prepared as they expect you to know what you are doing. Study for every quiz, and remember to do the post labs.

    • Spring 2017
    • eric nolan
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Participation Counts
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    Dec 01, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Adam Siders is a great professor! He's extremely helpful with the labs and with any questions you might have. His office hours are very flexible which is useful for anyone that might have a crazy schedule. During the class time he tries his hardest to make it interesting and not boring and to me that is a good enough reason as to why i would recommend.

    Course highlights:

    My highlights from this course was probably the labs where we got to work with chemicals, specifically the enzyme labs. We get to work with yeast and spinach leaves in two different labs and add enzymes to them and test in different environments how fast the reactions will be. It's extremely fun, especially while working in groups.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    To survive this class absolutely do not forget to do the post labs or the library resource assignments! Those two assignments are major keys in your grade and it will really help you out. Also when doing labs try not to leave out details and really pay attention to the lab manuals.

    • Fall 2016
    • Adam Siders
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Participation Counts
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    Oct 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend taking this course with the BIO 181 Lecture. Taking the lab with the lecture will make everything a lot clearer and easier to understand. If you try to take lab after you've completed the lecture the information won't be as fresh and it will be harder to understand. The lab gives students a hands on approach to what has been covered in lecture. It brings all of the puzzle pieces together and allows students to see the full picture.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights of this course are it teaches you how to prepare slides, use a microscope correctly, it clarifies DNA transcription and Translation. This course also helps students to understand how enzymes work, and the differences between mitosis and meiosis. The T/A for this class has many office hours and is always willing to help if someone needs clarification.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always prepare your lab notebook before class as it will save you a lot of time. Pay close attention during lecture and take good notes to help succeed in the hands on portion that the lab offers. If you're struggling ask don't be afraid to go to tutoring or ask for help. It really makes a difference.

    • Fall 2016
    • Kayla L
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Competitive Classmates Requires Presentations

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