Does anyone have any hints to get through Human AP I? My professor is just plain hard to learn from. He started lecturing on cellular metabolism and I was lost. It has been 17 years since I sat in a classroom and I am managing with a C in his class, but that isn't really what I was hoping for. I have him in my lab class too and I thought they would correspond but they don't. We studied tissues in lab first, but then went on with cells in lecture until we finished the chapter. Almost everyone makes a C or less in his class and the age range is huge, so that isn't the problem. I am just so frustrated because I am doing well in all my other classes, and his are the ones that bring me to tears. Any suggestions?
Mar 11, '02
Maybe this seems an obviouse question but does he provide a studyguide? Can the answers to his test questions be found just by interpreting the concepts he has deemed important enough to put in it?
I know that a teacher can write test questions that don't match the style you would write them in. I had a biology teacher like that. He could take a very simple concept and tweak it just so. You could never recognize even what he was asking! He didn't have a studyguide(thank God. That would have sucked) and we were tested over four chapters at a time.
This is what I did to overcome his "flare"
I designed my own test questions based on his hide-and-go-seek style of testing. I have used this method on flashcards ever since. I simply gleen my topics and main ideas in lecture directly and try to make harder tests than my instuctors. It's seemed to work so far.
For the identification of tissues I memorized the pictures in the lab manual like I would a suspects face in a lineup. All he can do is put the cell or the tissue on the slide and ask you to identify it. Your lab manual will or should have those same cells.
Last edit by Peeps Mcarthur on Mar 16, '02