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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I really enjoyed this class mainly because of my interest in science and my amazing teacher. Dr. Duplessis knew practically everything about the cell, human body, or anything you asked a question he had an answer. Overall, the whole class was very informative and I was interested in the topics we were learning about, which definitely made this a better experience for me. Also this was the first science class I was really challenged in. I took this class at the honors level my freshman year of high school. In middle school science was just a general description of some topics, but never went in depth into the material. In biology we looked at things with more detail and I was really able to understand what all went into each concept we were discussing.
I gained so much from this course and will continue on the knowledge I obtained and use it for other subjects in my schooling. We went more in depth in photosynthesis and cellular respiration then we did in middle school. Learning about the different parts of the cell was also a key part of this course we learned each part and their functions. Mitosis and cytokinesis the steps to doing those processes. The nucleus was a major part of our discussions. And also I was introduced to amino acids and their roles.
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Like i said this class was more on the challenging side for me, partly because of the change of a middle school class to a high school class but overall i ended up with a good grade and gained a lot of knowledge. In order to succeed I would read the part we were talking about in class in the textbook after class that day in order to retain that information better. I would also read the whole chapter in the book before a test, because most of his test questions came from the book. In class i would highlight my notes and color coordinate different things to help organize them in my head better. This seemed to help me a lot by taking a large amount of information and making it so my eyes could follow it better. My teacher would talk a lot in class as well as go over a power point, so i recommend taking brief notes on the power point and paying attention to what he is saying in class, because those could be possible test questions as well!