Pretty easy, overall.
I strongly recommend this class! This course will increase your ability to interpret and break down complex charts and graphs, as well as provide you with the opportunity to receive college credit in high school. You must be willing to review (read at least once or twice) your notes every night, or not at all until the test if you are an advanced learner.
By taking this score, my ACT score for the science portion increased! We were required to answer data sets (a multiple choice question with a graph or chart) at least once a week as well as a synthesis question (a short answer response about a given topic from the notes you should have read and/or learned about). I learned MANY things from the differences in Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes as well as the many parts of plants. I also learned about the many cycles involved in photosynthesis that allow plants to produce their own food using the sunlight. At the end of the course, we also learned about evolution, and how to make charts that display common ancestry between organism.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this class, I recommend that you begin by reading tomorrow's notes, the night before. You will not understand most of the information given, but Mr. Moseley will clarify any questions and confusion the next day in class when he reviews the notes. I recommend that pay close attention to his reviews each day in order to be able to better understand your notes when you are studying for the test. This will also help you when you are required to answer a synthesis question, as you are not permitted to use your notes to answer this free-response, which is graded. I also suggest that you eliminate any answer choices that you KNOW are incorrect or false not only on the data sets but also on the test. Most importantly, pay attention in class during test review days, study in advance for your test, and practice your free response questions for the test to ensure that you have a clear understanding.