Biology 1A03: Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Methods of Evaluation: Tests, Assignments, Lab Reports, Quizzes

Textbook: Required, Helpful

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Dr. Da Silva & Dr. Kajiura (Winter 2021)

LOVE this course. The tests aren’t too terrible and there is no exam. The profs are very nice and understanding.


Rating: 4 out of 5.
Dr. Da Silva & Dr. Kajiura (Winter 2021)

The overall course was not bad since the content was organized nicely into modules and applied/review lectures. There was a lot of content to cover each week though. We also had virtual labs with an at home component which was very fun. The structure of the course marking-wise was nice since there’s no exam, but the test format had to be changed due to some students being caught cheating.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

WATCH THE MODULES! Many people don’t do well in this course because they postpone the modules for another time. That is not a good idea! At the very least, read through the script prior to the weekly review lecture to be able to understand what the prof is talking about, because they assume you have watched the modules already.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Try and keep up with watching the modules during the week. I know that it takes a long time, but it is so much worse to leave it to the last minute and have to watch all of the modules at once. Try to use quizlets or flashcards to memorize the nitty gritty details and a mindmap for the big picture. Good Luck!


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The textbook was legitimately helpful for understanding and labs.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Focusing on lecture material is enough. Do not spend time on textbook, unless you want to clarify a material or to learn more about something. With that said, lecture material+modules should be studied completely.

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