Has anyone taken advanced pathophysiology online (BIO 633) through ISU? I'm debating on taking it this summer with (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME). Would like any input.
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I am currently in it online. I am not sure how the summer program works for him. I would rather have the extra weeks. It is a TON of information in a short amount of time. He tests strictly from the lectures so I tab ALL of my notes and I have done just fine on the tests. He lays out all of his expectations clearly. We also have two group papers. Not sure how that works for the summer. Personally, I'd stick to fall. It's an interesting class.
Thank you for replying! I really need to take it this summer, but the more I hear about it the more I think I should hold out until fall. I'm guessing the tests aren't video proctored since you can use your notes? And about the group papers... How does that work? Does each member have to contribute a certain length to it? I didn't think I would like taking some of my classes online, but now I'm really starting to because I don't have to deal with other people in class haha not sure how excited I am for the group stuff
The tests are not video proctored. You have 90 minutes though to get through 75 questions. So I just tabbed all my notes and read them thoroughly. You'll be fine.
As far as papers, I took group lead for the first one which wasn't bad at all. I did that to help myself gain points because you can't be silent. He wants to see you posting and discussing ideas. There was enough to go around for each person to do something. He sets parameters. I think one of our papers was 4 pages divided by 6 people. It wasn't bad. If you do not contribute, the group will let him know.
I too was not looking forward to group projects as I had a bad experience in my bachelor's program elsewhere. However, everyone was really motivated in my group. Not sure if you are going for your masters? I just felt everyone took it seriously. It turned out great. We also used a ZOOM meeting and all met up to screenshare and go over the draft. It's was really helpful!
Just take the class in the fall. I'm no brainiac, and it was appropriately challenging. I really enjoyed it.