Rio Salado Bio 156 - page 2

Help!! Has anyone taken this class (4 hrs) and did you do the 8 wk or 16 wk? I work full time,have two kids (13, 16) and I'm taking a pretty easy looking math 142 at ccc(3 hrs) and want to take... Read More

  1. by   joyabella
    Hi Everyone!
    I am a current Rio Salado student and loved my experience with PSY101 & ENG101 and ENH291(Humanities). However my experience in BIO156 has been as everyone is stating above...too difficult for most. Online is definitely better for people with busy schedules but it does require more focus and more self teaching. I am currently enrolled in MAT092 which is difficult for me (anything math related is) and I was set to take BIO156 @ Rio starting tomorrow LOL but because of all the information given, I will be taking BIO156 @ Phoenix College instead, THANK YOU! Based on my readings I will most likely be taking all of my BIO & CHM classes in person from here on out. To get into a nursing program it's based on GPA so I just don't want to chance it and waste any time. I am a mother of 5 and student @ age 39 Hope this helps. I have one thing I would like to share with everyone...I know it's a challenge but Dont' give up!
  2. by   mmt4
    I have a question about the time format of the class -

    Can you work ahead (if this is even possible given the heavy workload it sounds like it has)?

    I am just curious if there is a specific time block within which you have to take the two proctored exams or if you can take them when you are ready (eg if I finish the 16 week class in 12 weeks can I take the second exam then or do I have to wait for a specific time?).

  3. by   icesk8ermom
    I do not know about the 16 week class but you can not work ahead for any reason in the 8 week class. And yo can not take the midterm or final until your last assignment is turned in.
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  5. by   gizmogish
    How is the Chem at Rio online? Are you happy with your instructor? I am not sure if I want try it online or not. Have you taken a chem class before?
  6. by   susannav1234
    I'm taking Chem 130+Lab and Bio 156 right now. Bio is awful but Chem isn't bad at all. It's fun to let your kids help with the experiments too.