7 Useful Biology Homework Study Tips For High School Students
A quick guide on how to make biology not boring anymore.
Biology may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and can easily seem tedious or humdrum to many. It does not have to be this way, not really. You may find some useful tips in this article that may help you to make studying biology and working on biology homework assignments slightly less tedious.
- Do your preliminary readings before attending the lectures: Most teachers usually assign reading assignments in anticipation of the fact that having read the allocated material; the classroom can become an active hot bed of dynamic discussions where ideas may traverse between him the students. The lack of this reading leads to lack luster and very dull lectures, as you may very well have experienced in the past.
- Know and know that you must know: Given the very practical nature of the subject, and the very hands-on approach that it beckons, one would benefit greatly from actively participating in lectures and the laboratory activities. Don’t be a wall through which nothing can permeate, but me the cytoplasm through which the cell may be able to pervade essential nutrients.
- Do not permit yourself to become just another face: Some classrooms are big, high schools may have classes of up to 50 students at times. So, if you are not present in the class despite of your corporeal existence being existent in the physical space occupied by the classroom, the teacher will not know you. This will not be useful when the time comes when you need letters of recommendation for your college applications.
- Make notes: If you have read your part, and if you have actually let the precipitation of ideas from the mouth of your teacher to fall on and through your head, then you will realize that you need to jot down certain things lest you want to forget them.
- Do not memorize: To a certain degree you will need to cram names of things and stuff, but that will not really be of much use given the practically oriented nature of the subject. So, do not cram, especially not before exams. Learning is a gradual process and should begin weeks before the exam, not days or hours.
- Do not sleep in class: You have a home, and in your home you have a room, and in your room you have a bed, unless you don’t. Use that bed to sleep, at night. You bench in the classroom is not meant for you to sleep upon.
- Refer to as many resources as you can: Reading a single textbook is never good enough, not if you wan to learn and be active. By going through multiple sources, you will develop new insights that will give you the edge over those who haven’t done what you are doing.