Biochemistry Portage Learning CHEM 210

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by emxoxo5001 emxoxo5001 Member Pre-Student

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Hi!! Wondering if anyone has taken biochemistry (CHEM 210) through the online classes at portage learning. Just finished up the first module and have no idea what to expect for the exam/ how to study???!! Any tips/ advice or info is appreciated!! 

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emxoxo5001

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On 1/21/2022 at 1:21 AM, txnurstud said:

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Are you in it now?

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On 1/20/2022 at 8:45 PM, emxoxo5001 said:

Hi!! Wondering if anyone has taken biochemistry (CHEM 210) through the online classes at portage learning. Just finished up the first module and have no idea what to expect for the exam/ how to study???!! Any tips/ advice or info is appreciated!! 

Definitely check out Chegg for the type of material you'll get. I am taking A&P and can say Portage is harder than a community college A&P.

jadee1124

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Hi, I am taking biochemistry at portage learning 

emxoxo5001

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21 hours ago, jadee1124 said:

Hi, I am taking biochemistry at portage learning 

Hi!! I finished last week!! Good Luck!

txnurstud

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On 1/22/2022 at 2:44 PM, emxoxo5001 said:

Are you in it now?

No I am not in the course but just started Micro 

On 3/20/2022 at 2:21 PM, jadee1124 said:

Hi, I am taking biochemistry at portage learning 

What extra study material are you using to get through the quizzes and exams? 

I just stated chem 210/biochemistry and did the first quiz. I’m studying for the first exam. If anyone who has taken it recently has some insight between the quiz and exam (are they similar or just similar in style?) I’d be so appreciative! 
I feel like I’m over studying and yet worry I’m not studying enough. 😂

I took the first exam & I am waiting for the written portion to be graded, but only missed one on the multiple choice. Somehow I totally did not see that it was a carboxylic acid functional group and only saw the -OH. 😛 I used this quizlet and found it very close to the actual test I took.  Sharing as I know this may help others: https://quizlet.com/664674055/portage-biochemistry-flash-cards/

Jen L

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Hi Rhiannon!

I see we have some similarities in that we are changing careers and both went to UCSD!  I am curious about the portage biochemistry course and how much time you need to stud at and the testing structure of the course. I’m trying to get all my prerequisites done by January and  trying to figure out how to fit in biochemistry. Thank you! 
Jen

@Jen L,

How exciting for us both! And what a small world!! I graduated from UCSD in 2002 (almost 20 years exactly!). What schools are you looking to apply at? I am hoping to be accepted at Alverno at their new location in Mesa, Az. They have an 18 months DEMSN program that gets you both a BSN and MSN. I'm still in California, but will temporarily relocate for the program (if accepted).

I am not strong in Chemistry; I barely remember any of it from high school which was about 25 years ago for me. HAHAHA 

I ended up with a 97% on my first test. I am 1/2 through the second unit, and it's nearly all Chemistry focus so that plus a lot of extra stuff I have going on personally, I have been slogging through this unit. 

It's broken down into 8 units and a final. If you are strong in Chemistry and fairly good at memorization of new material, I think you could easily do it in 8 weeks. I am currently on week 4 and only on unit 2,  but again it's because of a lot of extra stuff going on in my personal life that I have not been able to power through. 

The list of the topics are:

Module 1: The amazing world of biomolecules
Module 2: Aqueous solutions: Water and buffers
Module 3: Amino acids, proteins, and enzymes
Module 4: Carbohydrates
Module 5: Lipids and membranes
Module 6: Nucleic acids
Module 7: Bioenergetics and the metabolic pathways of glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and lipid oxidation
Module 8: Metabolic processing of urea and the synthesis of ATP

I hope this is helpful to you!

-Rhiannon

Jen L

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This is really helpful, thank you!  You did fantastic on your first test!  I am curious if you felt rushed for time on the test?

Its been a long time since I’ve been in school as well and I’m taking some prerequisites at junior colleges to get back in the swing of school. 
 

I only plan on applying to SFSU and UCSF because I am in the Bay Area and I have a family and can’t relocate. I’m also considering a DO school in Vallejo. 
 

wishing you the best personally so you can focus and finish strong!