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Welcome to BIOL& 253 (Fall Quarter 2015) at Clark College! 

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Biology 253 Announcements

Sun. 11/29/15 -- Fantastic job overall on the Metabolic Pathways Exam, folks:  the average was 75.2/80 (94.0%)!  Find your score here.  You'll get your graded Metabolic Pathways Exam back when you turn in Lecture Exam 3 on Tuesday.  See you then!

Tue. 11/24/15 -- Getting ready for Lecture Exam 3:

* Continue REVIEWING concepts you already have down (keep 'em fresh in your mind).

* PRACTICE answering questions about the concepts.  For example, simulate testing conditions (no notes or book) and try to answer the practice questions on the Prep Guide.  In addition, hand your notes to a partner (who doesn't have to be in the class...any friend or family member can help!), and have him or her ask you questions about the concepts in the notes.

* Continue using the "self-testing technique" described on p. 7 of the syllabus to see what you truly know (or don't know)!

* REMINDER for next Tuesday 12/1 -- You must attend your registered lecture section.  (In other words, no "floating" on exam days.) 

Wed. 11/18/15 -- Now that there are about three weeks left in the quarter, I suggest that you soon begin devoting a little bit of time each day to reviewing for the cumulative Final Exam.  For more information about the Final, plus advice on how best to prepare for it, please read the Final Exam Study Tips document that I've posted below the Prep Guide section of this page (scroll down for the link).


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Biology 253 Course Materials for Fall 2015

BIOL& 253 Syllabus, Fall 2015


BIOL& 253 Ch. 19 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 20 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 21 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 22 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 24 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 25 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 23 Notes

BIOL& 253 Ch. 26 Notes


BIOL& 253 Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide

Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 1 Prep Guide

BIOL& 253 Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide

Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 2 Prep Guide

BIOL& 253 Lecture Exam 3 Prep Guide

New!  Key to the multiple choice questions on the Lecture Exam 3 Prep Guide


BIOL& 253 Cumulative Final Exam Study Tips

BIOL& 253 Lecture Exam Protocols and Multiple Choice Tips


BIOL& 253 Blood Tracing Exam Informational Handout


BIOL& 253 Metabolic Pathways Exam Informational Handout

Alternative Energy Yield Summary for the MP Exam

Sample Metabolic Pathways Exam


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.

Biology 253L (lab) Announcements

Week 10 (Nov. 24-27) -- 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 your outside-of-lab PREP WORK, taking the respiratory and urinary structures in Unit 3 (pp. 21-24) of the Lab Manual and finding them, circling/highlighting them, and reading/learning about them in your textbooks.  For Martini, look in Ch. 23 (respiratory) and Ch. 26 (urinary), and in Leboffe, look in Ch. 15 (respiratory) and Ch. 16 (urinary).  Use the index of your Netter atlas to find detailed drawings of what you're looking for.  In addition, if you bought your Martini lecture text new and it came with Martini's Atlas of the Human Body, you'll find good photos of real anatomy in there.  Overall, learn about the respiratory and urinary 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 slides.

* Ongoing -- continue working on finding one FUNCTION for each organ/structure that has an asterisk (*) next to it in Unit 3 of the Lab Manual.  Martini (Ch. 23 and Ch. 26), Leboffe (Ch. 15 and Ch. 16), and my Ch. 23 and Ch. 26 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:

* Use your resources (see above) and work together to find the respiratory and urinary structures in Unit 3 of the Lab Manual (pp. 21-24) on the slides and models available in lab.  Focus on what makes each specific item 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.  

Reminders about this week:

* Wednesday (11/25) is a Faculty Workday, meaning that classes and labs will not be officially held that day, but I'll be on campus and have the lab open from 9:00A to 11:00A.  Professor Bolke will then take over in lab from 11A-1P for his BIOL& 241 students, but if you want to stick around or come in between 11A and 1P to get some extra lab studying in, I'm sure he won't mind.  

* Thursday and Friday (11/26-27), the entire campus is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (no classes or labs).

* Saturday and Sunday (11/28-11/29), open labs will be held as usual (8:30A-6:30P both days).

Information about next week's labs:

* Lab Exam 3 will take place during your second (or only) lab of next week.  Exception:  if you are registered for lab section TL (Tuesday night), remember that your designated Lab Exam 3 day/time is next Thursday 12/3 at 8PM.  Don't forget:  you must attend your registered lab section (or, in the case of section TL, your designated day/time) for Lab Exams.  (In other words, no "floating" on exam days.) 

* Labs on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (week 11) will be for review and practice testing.  If you are in lab section VL (Thursday night), and if you want review time in lab next week, then you will have to "float" into a different lab on Tuesday or Wednesday. 

* Access to the lab for review purposes for all students will end at 1:50PM next Wed. 12/2, at which point the instructors will begin setting up Lab Exam 3, which begins the next day.


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Biology 253L (Lab) Materials for Fall 2015

BIOL& 253L Lab Manual, Fall 2015

Unit 1 (Cardiovascular) Deletions and Changes - updated 9/22/15

Unit 2 (Digestive) Deletions and Changes - updated 10/21/15

Unit 3 (Respiratory/Urinary) Deletions:  hilum (p. 22), hilum (p. 24), and urethra (p. 24) - updated 11/10/15


A&P Open Lab Schedule for Fall Quarter 2015:

        Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30A-6:30P (except November 14 and 15)


A&P Links

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

The Archive:  Course Materials From Previous Terms

Biology 251 Course Materials from Spring 2015

Biology 252 Course Materials from Summer 2015

Biology 253 Course Materials from Fall 2014 -- Note:  if you are taking my BIOL& 253 course this fall (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 253 Course Materials for Fall 2015" section of this website (scroll up) by the night before each lecture at the latest, and most often sooner.

Biology 164 Course Materials from Winter 2015