PB Andy wrote:
What topics are you studying right now? I have some powerpoints on cellular structure & function, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and cellular respiration. It is from my class but it has pretty good info. What text book are you using? The text book could have a website.
Actually I’m on those subjects right now. First 3 chapters is what the quiz is on Tuesday. Chapter one is basically cells, characteristics of living, metabolism, adaptation and a few other things like that.
Chapter two is the periodic table, Bohr models and electron configurations, different types of bonds and the pH scale. Chapter 3 is organic compounds, dna/rna, carbohydrates, lipids, the different saccharides, briefly touches base on steroids, and a lot on protiens.
I thought I had a decent understanding of most of that from reading a ton on diet and how food effects your body but I’m a little behind the curve in this course. The book is “Biology, volume 1” Was specifically written for my community college (I hate these books), however, it was written by Eldra Soloman/ Linda Berg/ and Diana W. Martin, who have apparantly written a few other books.
I checked the website, and it has a registration thing but its only good if the teachers have opened things up, which my teacher surely has not.
It wouldn’t be such a hard class for me if I could understand half of what this teacher is saying, but he’s Indian or middle eastern and I have a hard time with his lectures. Also I can’t drop the course because UF looks at it very badly for and courses needed for transfer.
Excuse my bad grammar, I’ve literally gotten an hour and a half of sleep since friday night, I’ve been writing papers for other courses and now im just moving onto studying this.
edit: The worst part is he hardly tells us whats on the quiz. The first quiz I don’t think a single person in the class got more than 7 our of 10 questions right.[/quote]
All I can say is study your ass off for the quiz, go over all the major points in the chapters that the quiz is covering (usually there are good summaries and questions, too). Make sure you really understand the terminology, too; look up a word if you don’t know what it actually is (i.e. vesicle).
I can send you my powerpoints via email if you want. They can only help so much though because the quizzes/tests are going to be specific to what you actually went over.