Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Despite the tons of information that you learn, or perhaps relearn in this course, the professor does a very good job at explaining anything that may come across as confusing. He/She also provides many tips in class to assist the students in remembering things much more easily! Due to the introductory material that we learn about biology, some parts are sure to be less demanding than the rest of the information, but this does not mean you have to enter this course knowing anything about biology - that is why this is an excellent introductory course!
There were quite a few highlights of this course! For example, as I have previously stated, the professor does a wonderful job at helping his/her students remember many different things throughout all of the chapters by providing descriptive images as well as sharing silly acronyms and things of the sort that can trigger the information on an exam. In this course, he/she also posts all of the PowerPoints on D2L. This is so beneficial because if you ever miss a day, you know exactly what they went over in class! Even if you were in class and you just weren't mentally present, you can go back and sort through the notes on the PowerPoint. The professor is understanding; however, this does not mean he/she is completely lenient. You are very susceptible to struggling if you do not take the time to study the information in the chapters! We've learned much more than the middle/high school education could give us! For instance, we've been taught about photosynthesis, cellular function of prokaryotic cells versus eukaryotic cells, cellular respiration, the structure of DNA, and the evolution of biology!
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The most important thing to do for this particular class is to study! It can become very challenging if you do not take a few hours each week and weekend to study the material that you were lectured about. The chapters I believe I studied the most were Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis because they share multiple ideas that can grow to be complicated if not studied throughouly. I would also advise you to attend class! Although the information may be posted on D2L, reading the material is never the same as someone teaching and answering any of your questions on the spot.