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Always Do the Reading
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was absolutely amazing! If you enjoy biology, then you will definitely enjoy this class. Lysne is by far one of the best teachers I've ever had. He works solely off of discussion; the only time he uses PowerPoint slides is when he summarizes the chapter at the end of the lecture. I know this sounds a little scary, but trust me, this helps the content you are learning become so much clearer. He writes everything of importance on the board and he outlines and draws diagrams so everyone understands what he is teaching. He is dedicated to his office hours and class times, and more than that, he makes biology interesting and fun. He jokes with his students and provides a discussion filled environment. The Bio 201 content is fascinating; you will enjoy this class if you work hard.
I loved lecture time. I understood every single concept we discussed. Bio 201 is mostly about microevolution with an intro into macroevolution, but you don't go into depth about macro until Bio 202. You will learn about evolution at the molecular level, which is necessary for you understand the content in 202. The quizzes were extremely helpful because you are able to take them as many times as you want to get the best score you can. They are less of assignments and more of a study tool, which is super helpful.
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You need to read the chapter and answer Lysne's key concepts before you get to class. This will allow you to get full participation points and do well on the quizzes. Also, take the quizzes multiple times, because a lot of the exam questions are pulled from the quizzes. If you are ever stuck on a quiz question, you can find Quizlet study cards online. Finally, form a study group with your peers; it will lead you to success.