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How do I get an A in Bio AP if I know nothing about Biology?

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How do I get an A in Bio AP if I know nothing about Biology?

Postby peel » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:19 am

So basically when I took Biology G/T Freshman year of High School, I never listened in class or did the homework since my life was absorbed by video games (ending with a C average in class, almost a D). Now, as a senior, Im taking Biology AP however I really want to turn over a new leaf (and get an A). The problem is: nothing makes sense in Biology AP since everything seems to branc off of Bio GT. Also, due to the workload I have, our class has already covered several chapters in the book and I have unfortunately failed the tests on them since I didnt have time to study or figure out how to study. But now I do have time. For a guy who knows next to nothing about Biology and is already around a quarter behind in Biology AP, what should I do to learn the stuff I need to and catch up?? (Also, in class, the teacher doesnt really teach, she does a bunch of labs, and tests us, and occasionally gives us worksheets)

Also, my textbook is the Black 'Biology' book by Campbell Reece 7th Edition. What chapters/parts should I read to catch up (as obviously I shouldn't/cant read the entire thing)? And what else should I do (maybe buy an AP bio prep book?)?
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Postby mith » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:36 am

The answer to the title is, learn something about biology. Obviously there's no magic potion that lets you get an A if you know nothing.

Talk to the teacher about the syllabus and the topics covered. Ask questions. Get an AP prep book if you want to ace the ap test, but I don't think it'll be useful for class.
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Postby jwalin » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:26 pm

read, ...............and read............ and read.
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Postby QuantumMechanics » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:23 pm

jwalin wrote:read, ...............and read............ and read.
nothing comes without a price

completely true. study and reaing and paying attention (staying away from video games helps too) is all you can doo to pass your class. hope you can do it.
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Postby jwalin » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:51 am

you can read the whole book how long will it take?
no: of pages * time taken to read 1 page
i think if it is a 700 oage book with 5 minutes per page
you take 3500 minutes
and 3600/60= 60 hours at the max
that is to 5 days if you read 16 hours a day or 6 days if you read 12 hours a day....
not much
depends on you and how willing and interseted you are
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Postby jwalin » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:51 am

can't help you with which chapters should you start with
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Postby JackBean » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:50 pm

LOL, I didn't know, you're also mathematician :lol: And really good one :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: How do I get an A in Bio AP if I know nothing about Biology?

Postby jwalin » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:48 am

:D
usually seen people who like maths like bio.
all of my maths teachers love bio.
and i suppose one of them does love it more than my bio teachers
once go a cow's heart for specimens.
a really huge heart i must say :D
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:32 am

I've seen many mathematicians, who love bio, especially the part about having sex ;) :lol:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby QuantumMechanics » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:18 pm

some people have the ability to understand mechanics like math and chaos theory, and some have the ability of being able to write and read beyond others. they say we are all born with it, just it depends on genetics on which one we get if we get it at all.
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