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Mon. 7/27/15 -- Here is some additional info about Lecture Exam 1, including post-grading protocols, that we'll discuss at the end of lecture today.
Week 4 (July 27-30) -- This week's lecture assignments:
* BEFORE each day's lecture -- read (or at least skim) the relevant parts of the upcoming chapters in Martini, and read through the upcoming lecture note slides. Our focus for this week is the last half of Ch. 16 on Monday, and then Ch. 17 for the rest of the week. Remember, we will not be covering all of Chapter 16, so to help guide your reading of Ch. 16, please note the excluded section on the first page of the Prep Guide (scroll down for the link).
* AFTER each day's lecture -- get a second reading (or your first reading, if you only skimmed before) of the relevant sections of the chapter(s) that we discussed today (coordinating the reading with your notes), and ACTIVELY study and learn the concepts. Examples of ACTIVE include re-writing/typing/organizing/phrasing your notes, making flashcards, mind-mapping...above all, try to paraphrase (put the info into your own words) if you can. Remember, you're always working first to UNDERSTAND the concepts, and then you work to convert that understanding into KNOWLEDGE (there is a big difference between the two!). Resources for helping you UNDERSTAND the concepts include: your book, your classmates, the web, and your instructor (me!).
* Continue REVIEWING concepts you already have down (keep 'em fresh in your mind).
* If you haven't yet, check out the Prep Guide for Lecture Exam 2 (posted below).
* Once again, start using the "self-testing technique" described on p. 7 of the syllabus to see what you truly know (or don't know)!
Sun. 7/26/15 -- Nice job overall on Lab Exam 1, folks: the mean was 84.2/100 and the median was 87.0/100! And as I said yesterday, rock solid job overall on a challenging Lecture Exam 1: the mean was 114.3/150 (76.2%), and the median was 116.5/150 (77.7%). Find your scores here. You'll get your graded Lecture Exam 1 back at the end of lecture tomorrow (Monday), and you'll get your graded Lab Exam 1 back the next time you come to lab. Thanks again for your patience, and see you soon!
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BIOL& 252 Syllabus, Summer 2015
BIOL& 252 Ch. 12 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 13 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 14 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 15 Notes
BIOL& 252 Ch. 16 Notes
New! BIOL& 252 Ch. 17 Notes
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide
New! BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide
The key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide will be posted on or around 7/30.
BIOL& 252 Lecture Exam Protocols and Multiple Choice Exam Tips
BIOL& 252 Cranial Nerve Exam Informational Handout
Edited Table 14-9 from Martini et al.
Cranial Nerve Exam Sample Grid
As you know, the A&P sequence is tough, and it requires a lot of outside-of-class study time and effort in order for you to give yourself the best chance to excel. A while back, I asked some of my best A&P students to tell me what they did to help them score well on the lecture exams. Here's what they said.
Here's an article that references a research study about a simple writing exercise to help reduce test anxiety.
Week 4 (July 27-30) -- The following assignments for this week's labs can be completed outside of regular lab time and should be continued through this coming weekend:
* Ongoing -- continue to do your outside-of-lab PREP WORK, taking the eye and ear structures in Unit 2 (pp. 10-11) of the Lab Manual and finding them, circling/highlighting them, and reading/learning about them in your textbooks. For Martini, look in Ch. 17, and in Leboffe, look in Ch. 9. And of course, use the index of your Netter atlas to find detailed drawings of what you're looking for. Overall, learn about the eye and ear structures as much as you can ahead of time (focusing on what makes each of them unique/identifiable), so that your valuable lab time is spent efficiently with the models and the slides.
* Ongoing -- work on finding one FUNCTION for each organ/structure that has an asterisk (*) next to it in Unit 2 of the Lab Manual. Martini (Ch. 17), Leboffe (Ch. 9), and my Ch. 17 lecture notes are good initial resources for functions -- as always, feel free to team up and work together to share your findings with each other if you want! Make a separate function list to help you learn them. Study your functions, review them, and when you feel like you have some of them down, work with a partner to practice testing each other.
During regular lab time this week (and open lab time this coming weekend, if you wish), you should:
* Continue to use your resources (see above) and work together to find the organs and structures in Unit 2 of the Lab Manual (pp. 10-11) on the slides and models available in lab. Focus on what makes each specific organ/structure unique and identifiable vs. the others. Study the structures on the list, review them, and when you feel like you have some of them down, work with a partner to practice testing each other in lab. As for lab lessons (with the use of the microscope camera and projector), here's the tentative schedule:
This Mon. & Tue. 7/27 & 7/28: eye histology
This Wed. & Thu. 7/29 & 7/30: ear histology
Information about next week's labs:
* Lab Exam 2 will take place during your second lab of next week (week 5). Don't forget: you must attend your registered lab section for Lab Exams. (In other words, no "floating" on exam days.)
* Labs on Monday and Tuesday of next week (week 5) will be for review.
* Access to the lab for review purposes for all students will end at 7:50PM next Tue. 8/4, at which point the instructors will begin setting up Lab Exam 2, which begins the next morning.
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Biology 252L (Lab) Materials for Summer 2015
BIOL& 252L Lab Manual, Summer 2015
A&P Open Lab Schedule for the Remainder of Summer Quarter 2015:
· Fri. 7/31 8A-2P, Sat. 8/1 12-6P, Sun. 8/2 9A-3P
· Fri. 8/7 8A-2P, Sat. 8/8 12-6P, Sun. 8/9 9A-3P
8/21 8A-2P, Sat. 8/22 12-6P, Sun. 8/23 9A-3P
My colleagues Professor Mark Bolke and Dr. Rick Rausch have compiled extensive collections of links to web resources that you may find useful and interesting during your study of A&P. Check 'em out!
Professor Mark Bolke's links page
Dr. Rick Rausch's links page
Biology 251 Course Materials from Spring 2015
Biology 252 Course Materials from Summer 2014 -- Note: if you are taking my BIOL& 252 course this summer (2015), feel free to preview these but do not print them, as I will be editing them for the upcoming quarter and some content and/or organization may change. I'll have the "new and improved" versions of my notes posted in the "Biology 252 Course Materials for Summer 2015" section of this website (scroll up) by the night before each lecture at the latest, and most often sooner.
Biology 253 Course Materials from Fall 2014
Biology 164 Course Materials from Winter 2015