This class was tough.
The class is though because the material relies heavily on memorization but Prof. Tienson does a fantastic job of condensing everything that you need to know for her class. She is very fair and straightforward. Just do all the work and stay on top of your game, do not fall behind on the weekly study guides and you will definitely do well. Also, if you have a midterm on a Monday, she will make sure to have office hours on a weekend. She is definitely very considerate as long as you know your stuff. I highly recommend her if you are pre-med/pre-dent. I have taken so many science classes in the past and I will truly never forget what I have learned from her class.
This class is fast-paced and you CANNOT fall behind. Week 1 start with the pKa diagram, which with practice should be straightforward. Midterm 1 stuff covers up to the hemoglobin lecture. I believe you will be learning this 2-3 days before the midterm. If you have not gone to her office hours at this rate, you definitely need to before midterm 1. You need to get help because you are pressed on time! Midterm 2 material relies heavily on memorization of the glycolysis pathway. It can get really in depth but it is very important for the MCAT. You will then move on to the TCA cycle. At this point you should know the glycolysis pathway very well because she will be referencing and comparing the two pathways once in a while. The class will end with oxidative phosphorylation and electron transport. Again, Prof. Tienson will only teach you what you have to know. The quarter may be ending soon and finals is coming up but doesn't mean you can skip class. In fact, this is when you really want to show up to class because it will save you more study time.
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Advice for students:
Do NOT skip class even if it is Bruincasted. Go to her office hours. Do not get intimidated. But make sure you've done your part before going. You cannot expect her to re-teach you everything. Office hours does not work that way. Keep up with the study guide. There will be 40-50 questions for each weekly study guide beginning week 4-8. Getting frustrated is normal but you have to do what you have to do!