Pretty easy, overall.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this course. It provides an opportunity to expand upon the ideas introduced in AP Biology without the pressure and time constraints of the AP exam, and the instructor is incredibly helpful and makes the course enjoyable with her sense of humor and laid-back attitude.
The highlight of this course for me has been refining my skills at micro pipetting. This gives me an advantage if I ever apply for a job in a lab setting, and the skill itself allows for comparison of DNA fingerprints, a technique extremely useful in forensics, disease prevention, and determining paternity.
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Advice for students:
Listen in class, and take thorough notes. Everything that is on the test is covered in the slide shows, so pay attention to them and copy everything down. And for lab notebooks, be sure to follow all directions exactly. That way even if you make a mistake with your results you still receive points for having followed the outline.