At my school Microbiology was the easiest class in the entire place. I got an A and only showed up for the tests. SUU does have one of the hardest O-chem classes around.
my kinda teacher.... let em talk through the whole class period so things never get done, tests get pushed back &/or canceled
well now that's just bull. especially when you drop 200 + on a textbook that wont even be utilized.....He finished his lecture series mid-november and said "that's all for the semester. From now on, we'll be in the lab." Our jaws dropped.
well now that's just bull. especially when you drop 200 + on a textbook that wont even be utilized.....
& phathead... yes correct. sociology & psy are easy easy classes
i took an accelerated psy 101 course in summer, aced it 97%... idk why everyone moans it's so hard ?
i don't like half.... but i do like amazon.com used bookstore ftwStory of my entire college career. I hate spending money on books and never using them. Thank god for half.com.
i don't like half.... but i do like amazon.com used bookstore ftw
i hate my college bookstore, such jips. and almost all classes require some blackboard online lab code so you have to buy a majority of the books from them.
That's a very smart idea... those international books are just as good if not the same quality- just printed on cheaper on paper.I bought the international edition for $40. He chided me for sending money out of the country, but in his rant before noticing my book, he pointed out that textbooks in so many science courses are really just paperweights.
I was also still mad that our chem and o-chem books had almost NO changes in the current edition from previous. I now email all profs and ask if the current edition is mandatory.
docss26 said:Yeah, all books stores are a rip off. Anyone heard of some schools utilizing the amazon.com kindle book reader? Its some pretty legit technology. I read a lot so I'm thinking about picking one up.
Do you specifically know which universities? I would love to attend a university that used that kind of technology! That would be a heck of a savings (not that it will matter anyways since we'll all need to take out loans to go to school lol)Yeah, I hear its being tested at some universities around the US. I doubt it will be utilized anytime soon. It would be too devastating to all the book companies.
Do you specifically know which universities? I would love to attend a university that used that kind of technology! That would be a heck of a savings (not that it will matter anyways since we'll all need to take out loans to go to school lol)
I know a lot of schools are also implementing the paperless environment type deal and iTouch, iPhone, Palm oriented stuff. I really think it's great how technological our society is becoming.
At my school the micro lab and lecture were separate and the lab was worth 6 quarter units and the lecture 4 units. During the last final week I was in lab for 40 hours.
After graduating last May I really missed science classes, so even though Micro isn't required for any schools I applied to, I decided to take it this semester. My first class + lab was yesterday, and it's only offered on Fridays so I am in school from 1pm-7pm straight. So far, after our intro lecture and reading the syllabus I think it is going to be a lot of review which is pretty awesome for keeping up to date on biology. I would highly suggest taking other biology pre-reqs to get a good base of knowledge and it will be cake. There is a lot of stuff learned in general biology, evolution, genetics, etc. Sounds like a really interesting class I think it will be one of my favorite.
What a nerd =). Actually, I was thinking about taking biochemistry for fun, since it was part of the P1 curriculum.
I know a person that does that. Where do you buy them from? Would it be wise to do this for pharmacy school books?
I am going to ask my profs to put my books on course reserve again this semester. Screw buying textbooks. We should start a business where students can check out textbooks for a semester for a reasonable fee- sort of like a textbook library. We would make a ****load of money. If they don't return the book, they get charged full price!
It's audacious but our options are so limited - Amazon is often shady, and hard to rely on (If a book comes late, or is missing pages, you're screwed). I'm a big textbook fiend, I do every problem (if applicable) in every section/chapter sometimes multiple times for repetition and not having a textbook on hand is a pain in the ass.
But oh well, what can you do?
Micro was cake. My professor was awesome. Definitely my favorite biology class by far with interesting topics, and I've already taken all of general bio and human anatomy and physiology courses.