Not Getting it!

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Mccorms
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Not Getting it!

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Hi

Well I am at the end of my tether and about to give up studying, because I am obviously too stupid to continue. I have now been on HB1 Organisation of the body for 4 weeks and can only answer TAQ 1 and TAQ 2 and even they are probably nowhere near what they should be. I have asked my tutor for advice and guidance to be told think more laterally, so that was really helpful since I dont understand what im supposed to think laterally about. I have read and re-read the criteria and I just dont get it! Is there anyone out there that can point me in the right direction? did anyone in a similar position find a particular book that shed some light? because the internet just confuses me more. All advice much appreciated. :eh:

Kind regards

jean9
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Re: Not Getting it!

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Hi,
I think I know how you feel. I looked on a lot of websites and just found myself going round in circles. Here are some links to some websites that I did find useful, hopefully they will help.
http://www.biologymad.com/nervoussystem ... #receptors
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/u ... ulses.html
http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/301notes2.htm
http://www.bris.ac.uk/synaptic/basics/basics-2.html

As far as books go, I'm using Tortora & Grabowski (although it is sometimes quite difficult to understand as it is very detailed) and Advanced Biology For You by Gareth Williams which is a little less detailed. A combination of the two sometimes works.
Hope these are some help.

Mccorms
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Re: Not Getting it!

Post by Mccorms »

Thank You very much, I will give them all ago. ;-)

Robin Greenwood

Re: Not Getting it!

Post by Robin Greenwood »

Hiya

1 I'd always say check against the criteria, it's the criteria against which your answers are marked and it's how well each is addressed which determines the mark gained

2 always be specific, so when talking about organelles I'd give as specific information as possible about the organelle, the tutor is looking for highly specific knowledge being articulated

3 it's a learning process and a lot of people struggle with the first assessment and generally get stronger as they proceed, writing at this level is itself one of the things that this course develops so dont wory too much that it's tough at first, it'll definitely get easier

4 if you're not sure about somethign I'd definitely check with your tutor or check here where someone previously might have asked the question previously

I hope this helps

Robin

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