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how do yall study for it...cman don't be shy share your secrets!...spec if the teacher tests mostly from notes!
 

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show up, read the book, go over power points before test. I can't take alot of notes during class because if I do, I will spend more time writing then understanding what the prof is talking about. Thats just my learning style. I have always been jealous of people who can take nice notes. Good Luck
 

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No real secret here, I just study the powerpoint slides and/or my own notes. If there are previous exams for you to study from, use those as well. The only time I really use a text book is if I'm having trouble understanding the material.
 
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show up, read the book, go over power points before test. I can't take alot of notes during class because if I do, I will spend more time writing then understanding what the prof is talking about. Thats just my learning style. I have always been jealous of people who can take nice notes. Good Luck

yea i do the same. going to class and actually paying attention helps a lot.
 

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I think that there has already been a lot of great ideas shared but what really works for me as far as Bio is learning through your hands. What I mean by that is if you want to learn a body system or remember a biochemical pathway write and rewrite it until you have it second nature. It's a lot of work but you really understand what you're doing if you have to write it and then try to rewrite it from memory. I thought biochem was a breeze, as well as anatomy and physiology, because I did this to study. Pretty simple but time consuming... that is it's downfall. Well, good luck.:luck:
 

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Take all the Bio classes that you can at your school and then get kaplan or one of the study guides and pound the subjects that you are not so familiar with.
 

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Oh, for a class. Woops. It all depends on how good of notes you take. If there is a part of your notes that you do not understand, go over it in more detail in the book.
 

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i study hard and my study routine does not include asking people on SDN how they study....i am so glad i didnt find this place until i had already applied because now i have nothign to do
 

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i study hard and my study routine does not include asking people on SDN how they study....i am so glad i didnt find this place until i had already applied because now i have nothign to do

lucky :(
 

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I probalily have the worst work ethic ever, I have done pretty good as of yet, but D1 I am really going to have to study. Darn I can't be lazy anymore.
 

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Everybody has a different styles of studying, what works for one person might not necessarily work for another. The way I go about studying is just read the assign chapters very carefully and taking very detail notes as I read (takes time but its helps reinforce it in your memory). Once I finish reading, I would read over my notes that I have taken to make sure I understand it. Then i refer to the classnotes and concentrate heavily on the topics that your teacher emphasizes. Next, test your understanding and do practice exams! (helps build confidence as well as show you where your lackings are) Theres a point you reach that you know you can't study anymore and that although you might be worry you didn't cover everything but in fact you have done enough to score at least an A :)
 

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Coming from a Bio major here, you have to become a bulimic, except with your mind.
 

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I print off powerpoints, read them, then blend them into a fine powder and snort them.

So is that how you roll? Many images from Scarface are coming up right now, along with Miami and sweet 80s clothes.
 

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memorization, just like any other subject.
 
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