Q: hey! you should recommend SPAC. they're really helpful with study tips for science-specific courses like BIOL 112 :)

Good tip! 

http://my.science.ubc.ca/support-programs/science-peer-academic-coaches/

Coaches Corner is now open from 11-6 every week day in IKBLC, third floor! Get some great study tips from upper year students! 

To the anon: Ahh are you in SPAC? Have you sent me your profile yet? ;) 


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Q: To anon, this is somewhat of a warning, last year our BIOL 112 final was really really hard! (imo compared to the midterms) – and don't worry about the 15% for the first one, once you know how it goes, you'll be better at it. Try looking up resources online to help you. Try to focus more on the slides rather than the textbook (srsly, last yr the slides had everything you needed to study – apparently there is a new txt this year, but still) So study hard and you can do this!! :)

Thanks! 


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When I meet someone who’s good at what they are majoring in

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…and their degree is in high demand, and their parents like what they are studying
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Which one are you?

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Q: I failed my first midterm (BIOL 112) worth 15%. Do you know if this will impact my grade greatly if I just do okay on the rest? I'm not sure if the first midterm is supposed to be easier than the second midterm and final?

It’s okay, it happens to most of us, here are some of my tips:

http://my.science.ubc.ca/2014/01/12/didnt-do-so-hot-on-your-midterm/

I once failed a midterm really, really badly but then studied my butt off for the final and ended up with a B+ while the class average was a C+. 

You’re already more prepared for the next one that now you’ve seen the format! Hang in there! 


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Q: Hey! Quite new to your tumblr but i was wondering are you still studying at UBC? You wrote that you are a biology grad but it seems to me you're still on campus doing stuff and what not :P

Yes I am, I’m studying for a second degree in computer science right now! 


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Q: I'm finding it a bit hard to select subjects since the course guide doesn't really offer much info on each subject. Is there anywhere that will give me more info on subjects such as whether there are exams or not, and how the grading is divided etc instead of just a general sentence?

Yeah, they tried to put the syllabus up on the SSC Course’s site, but that ended up being a dud because they weren’t updated as often as people hoped they would. 

The only way I can think of is to just do a Google search for past syllabi. 


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Q: I was thinking of integrating Psychology and CAPS (Physiology). They both have PHYS 101 in their personal required courses but I don't know if that means I have to follow it too? Cause its not like I can take ALL the Psyc and CAPS required courses...? Also I'm taking CHEM 121/ 123 so I think that meets the physical requirement? Thanks!

That will be something you have to discuss with your integrated sciences advisor, they will let you know what they think about that. I’m assuming since PHYS 101 is in both of those programs, there’s a good reason for that, I just don’t know what it is, but your advisor might want you to take it. 

Edit: Actually, now that I think about it, there were quite a few instances in my Physiology classes where we used physics to model certain concepts. We talked about stuff like blood flow and pressure and how it changes with blood vessel diameter. 


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Q: Is there an exam hardship for midterms? I have 4 midterms in a 24hr period :'(

Unfortunately there is no official rule for circumstances like that, sorry! Maybe you can try speaking to one of your professors. 


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Q: Do you know if we will still need to take PHYS 101 if we are planning on doing an integrated sciences major?

It depends on what you want to integrate and whether you will meet all the lower-level requirements without PHYS 101. 

http://science.ubc.ca/students/requirements/faculty


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