Rules for Study Guide Approach
- Cover material within context of interesting
- Learn material on a need-to-know basis.
- Use text book as reference and not for
course stucture. Assign only the pages that are appropriate for
- Provide study questions to focus students'
attention on important information. Use study questions as test
Example of Rule #1 Learning In Context
The following is an abbreviated version of the lecture
I. Cellular Communication:
Bear walks in the room and....
- Glucose dumped in blood
- Heart beats harder
- Skeletal muscles told to contract by nerves
- How does an egg know when it has been fertilized?
What are the molecular causes of sickle cell, cystic fibrosis,
and Huntington's disease?
- Mendelian Genetics
- Population Genetics
- Molecular Methods
III. Biochemistry of Cells:
- Why did the US spray paraquat on marijuana?
- Why is cyanide the poison of choice for terrorists?
- Why do vegetarians eat ''tofu
- How can a rusty nail kill you?
IV. Interesting Topics:
- Transgenic Organisms
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