I am currently in NUTR 1000 as well. Everybody seems to think it takes less time, but I am actually spending more time on studying the chapters. I spent two days, read the chapters, took the tests in the study guide, took the tests on the Cengage website, copied the questions that I didn't get correct.
I basically need to get an A.. I don't really "need" to, but it will help out for my graduate school application. So this is why I am spending way more time on this course. Anyway, my thinking is that the test is going to be pretty basic multiple choice with little critical thought involved. I emailed the professor, and he said we dont' need to memorize some of the specifics related to food and nutrition content, but he failed to answer my question about needing to know the specific terms in the controversies and, more specifically, the consumer corner. I'm pretty sure it's chapters 2 and 5 that have consumer corners with full pages of terms and definitions which I haven't studied and, if I need to, will quickly forget after I take the test.
I have a very good understanding of the material and feel like I'm spending too much of my time on the small stuff. Are you folks memorizing the terms .. for example, germ, wheat, bran, flavonoids, leukecine, etc.
(As for the assignment #1, just go on the Dietary site, post what you ate for 3 days, click on 3 day analysis, then turn it in. takes 10 minutes, if that.)