This class was tough.
The knowledge of all the different types of bacteria that live in and on us as well as all the other microscopic organisms are fascinating. Also, seeing the growth and understanding of morphology of each type of bacteria or pathogen gives you an idea of how they can grow in different temperatures and environments.
This course was very relevant to my future studies because I need a lot of understanding of the bacteria and microscopic organisms that live in us. I loved growing microbes on the petri dishes and seeing the different colors and shapes each type of microbes made. The most fascinating part was the reactions that occurred from all the different tests we did on the microbes.
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Advice for students:
READ, READ and READ! READ the chapter that will be discussed in lecture the day before, then take your own notes on the reading you did. When you come into class, you already have an understanding of the subject and notes are done so what I do is not take any notes in lecture unless I missed something important during my own reading. Having notes already will help you go over the chapter a 2nd or 3rd time without having to read again if you are very familiar with the material. By already having the notes, you can highlight underline and important information or cross off anything that will not be needed or was extra. You will also be paying more attention to the lecture than trying to catch up with the slides. After this, a few days before the exam, write 50 facts from each chapter that will be on the exam, this will make you go back to your notes and re read them as well as skimming or reading through sections from the book. You will be reviewing a 3rd or 4th time so A LOT of the info will be memorized. Make sure to have good, detailed facts or even make 50 questions with answers to quiz yourself, then go over them before bed in the nights following your exam. My instructor has us do these for extra credit but i cannot tell you enough how much this helped your knowledge in the course.