This class was tough.
I think that taking this class during the summer was a mistake for me and would also be a mistake for anyone who learns better in a classroom environment. I struggled to motivate myself to do the work and go through the notes on time, so it was always a rush before tests. Had I been more proactive, perhaps I would have done better. However, be aware of that before you take the class (I don't know if it's different in a classroom setting or not.
I learned a decent amount about aging hypotheses, which was interesting. I feel as though the class covered a decent amount, but I don't feel as if I've retained anything or learned anything that high school didn't tell me. Except everything had more jargon and filler that I didn't really need to know. There were some interesting microscope pictures discussed in the notes, though. There was also a lot of other figures that helped during studying a little.
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Advice for students:
Take the notes on the day that the schedule picks out, or try to get ahead of the schedule. Read through the notes after you take them. I don't know if listening to the podcasts is really that helpful; maybe listen to them as you write notes from the slides. As far as the papers, ask questions or look at the other students' questions on the Discussions pages, even if you think you understand. You might learn that you don't, or at least you may have something you missed pointed out to you.