Reflection of Biology

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In Biology 1115, I learned a great deal about cytoskeleton. I have been able to recognize the functions of molecular structures which are microtubules, microfilament and intermediate filaments, but I still have confusion about those structures. For example, I always misunderstand the differences between microtubules and microfilament. Therefore, I got wrong in some multiple choices of this midterm. I went back to the notes and read them again after seeing my midterm which can help me to clarify and solidify my understanding.

I also learned the structure of different macromolecules. It seems like such a tip as I learned these in Biology 12, but, there is additional knowledge of applying those structures. I found it’s interesting to recognize those structures through different functional groups. In this class, so far, I used to read the note of each chapter 2 days before each quiz, a week before the midterm, and I did practice in the study guide and online.

However, my midterm grade shows this study habit is not good enough for me to get an A so I alter my study plan for improvement. I plan to make notes for each chapter before class which gives me an idea of what professor are

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going to discuss in class. This makes me concentrate more in class activities since English is my second language. Furthermore, I plan to do cue cards for definition of bolded words in the notes. In this midterm, I didn’t use specific words to describe and define a concept and a structure which affect my grade seriously.

Moreover, I form a study group so that I can get help from my group members and help them either. Although I am still not used to this study habit, it truly helps me. In this midterm, unfortunately, I was sick on that day. I know this is not an excuse for me to no doing well but it helps me to realize I should study ahead instead of a week before the midterm. During the exam, I was nervous because this is my first midterm in this Bio class and also at Langara.

However, I did all questions that I was confident in which reduce much nervousness. Another thing that I am still struggling with is guessing the answers of multiple choice questions which I am not quite familiar with. I learned to use eliminate method to do the exam in class, but I still need more practice in it. I change my study habit for improving my grade. It is a practical application for skills of exams. I hope to learn much more by improvement of each exam so I can apply later on as well.

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