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    Sep 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend this course! My teacher did a great job of incorporating real life stories and situations to each lesson. This is a great course for students who are interested in entering the medical, biology and bio-engineering majors.

    Course highlights:

    One of the best parts of this course was the mastering biology assignments. They helped with testing our knowledge of assigned readings and helped to prepare us for tests. They were also a great way to learn new and interesting things outside of class. I also loved the labs in this class because they catered to my hands-on way of learning and they were a great way of getting us to really think about what we learned in the lesson. In this course, we learned a lot about the many scientists who helped to shape the world of biology as we know it today. For example- We learned about James Watson and Francis Crick who discovered the molecular structure of DNA.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advice to students entering this course is to do the reading! Please, please, please do the reading! The reading is the foundation to succeeding in this course. I am speaking from experience when I say that if you do the reading, you are more likely to do well on homework, the labs and those evil tests. If you don't keep up with the readings, you are going to fall behind and it's going to be very hard to catch up given that there is a lot (emphasis on a lot) of material to cover over the school year. Your grade could suffer badly because of this. If you do the readings for at least 2 hours a day, you will do fine. A great way to take notes for studying is to make flash cards of vocabulary words and important concepts. Also, within your notes try to draw little images of certain concepts that is better understood when drawn.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mark Gottfried
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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