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- by keithm1012 Aug 16, '12I am taking Biology 105 lecture and lab, also how are the labs? What were some of the tasks you do, and how is the environment?
Along with that, I'm taking Philosophy 101, and Math.
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- Aug 17, '12 by RubySlippers06General bio is pretty easy, just time consuming. Intro to philosophy is also fairly easy, just a lot of reading. I actually loved that course and enjoyed the debates we had in class. Math can swing either way. It just depends on the level of math and if you are a math person.
If you find you are having trouble reading all the philosophy, most of the papers are on sparknotes. I would still skim over the actual literature, but that website helps.
- Aug 17, '12 by zoe92General bio is really easy because it is so basic. It is rather broad so every week's topic is just covering the tip of the iceburg. Labs matched whatever we were during that week (example, when we were learning about fermantation, we kept fruit in a jar for the whole week to watch it ferment). Philosophy is also pretty easy and bland. You'll be fine.
- Aug 17, '12 by CDEWannaBeWhen you learn about cellular respiration, you might look for YouTube videos or borrow Molecular Biology for Dummies from the library. It's kind of a difficult concept to grasp and one I've needed in Physiology and other prereq classes.
- Aug 18, '12 by RubySlippers06Quote from CDEWannaBeSpeaking of YouTube, when you start learning about muscle contraction, I would definitely look at videos for this. You probably will not get into it until A&P. I found that actually seeing the process in cartoon form helped to understand and remember exactly what happened.When you learn about cellular respiration, you might look for YouTube videos or borrow Molecular Biology for Dummies from the library. It's kind of a difficult concept to grasp and one I've needed in Physiology and other prereq classes.
- Mar 17 by determined_30I am going to take general bio or principles of biology in the summer or spring. I dont remember anything about biology from school as I graduated a long time ago. an anyone advise me of notes, books, flash cards, or anything that I can do to ace this class?
- Mar 17 by bopeep82My gen bio teacher gave me the best advice. She said, "Just memorize it. This will be the most abstract information you will see. Just memorize and analyze later."
I stuck to this. I personally found it to my advantage to take gen bio before I took micro and A&P's. I understood all of what we were talking about much easier and had man "ah-ha" moments when linking what I memorized into cell actions.
- Mar 17 by TWierschI took general bio in an 8 week format online - no lectures/no class time - made an A+. I studied A LOT because I had to read everything and then know the material really well to do well on the exams (I think I had a bad professor because there was no guidance whatsoever about what we needed to know) - the labs were very time consuming but easy if you follow instructions (I did mine from home using the required lab kit).
Biology is basic, but I have absolutely no science background so it was new to me. The best thing I found was to actually understand the material - I honestly have no idea how anyone can just memorize science and do well (some of it is memorization) however most of it is an understanding which you can apply to all your other sciences. I am taking A&P I starting in a week and the first section of this course is basically what I just learned in biology according to the A&P syllabus. I think that will make the beginning of this class easier - which I hear most people do really poorly on their first A&P exam - so I am hoping that the biology info that I just acquired will help. I know that the basic chemistry that I learned in Biology will help me when I start chemistry class next fall.
- Mar 19 by KatieerinI am taking general biology now and i study maybe twice a week. We have about 7 chapters per test. Its an online class. The instructor gives us powerpoints and outlines. I read a chapter then review an outline. Currently i have an A. I have been out of school for almost 7 years. The content looks hard until i immerse myself in it. I think its easy considering I'm a mom and a wife.
- Mar 19 by KatieerinI have to agree with its not just memorization. Find something to compare it to in your everyday life if you can. The labs help me understand it better before a test.