This was lectured to me by Professor, Dr Frederick when I was a freshman in college. She laid the ground work for my success as she taught us Biology (the course) and How to Succeed In Biology (the Degree).
I was quite inspired as always and I felt the need to share this with all students who may be seeking the same
guidance that I once sought. With Dr. Frederick's permission, I have posted this online into series of success tips for students all around.
Enjoy, take lots of good notes.
Help! I’m Smart and I’m Failing Biology! (part 1 of 3)
Dear Science Superstars,
Many of you are now coming to the realization that biology 1441 is a course that requires lots of time and ATP (get it? energy). If you ever happen to catch up with a senior, you can ask to hear their tales of 1441 survival. Many students admit it was one of their toughest courses in their college career. This is mostly because we take great pleasure out of torturing you. Just kidding! I only get a little bit of pleasure out of it…
The hardest part of biology is getting all that information in your head and actually being able to apply it for the rest of the semester. OMG- all this information connects together! You actually have to learn it AND remember it- forever. Now for the good news- it gets easier. You don’t have to keep remembering new concepts, just reapply the old ones to new information. BUT you do have to get all the basics down in 1441 or you will just keep struggling.
Below I have gathered some info from various websites that I think may be helpful to help you develop better study habits. Note that cramming isn’t on the list. That’s because it doesn’t work in college. Cramming is only useful if you don’t need the information after the exam because your brain doesn’t retain the information for more than 48 hrs. You need to put the information into your brain a little bit at a time and then keep reviewing. Repetition is the best way for most people to memorize info. With all the information you are expected to learn in biology, repeating it over and over is going to take longer than the night before the exam, or even a week before the exam.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Frederick is not a part of or associated with The Eliel Arrey TEAM. These "How To Succeed" series were uploaded with her permission and out of our good graces to share with fellow college peers.