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    If you need any help with any concepts or anything to do with a level or GCSE biology. I might be able to help.

    Ask away, I'll try to answer as many as I can.
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    (Original post by smartguy32)
    If you need any help with any concepts or anything to do with a level or GCSE biology. I might be able to help.

    Ask away, I'll try to answer as many as I can.
    Hi. I’m starting biology this year at Sheffield what year are you? Any tips? I don’t no about uni scoring and how to get good grades , apart from the fact I’ll be trying my bloody hardest! I’m 28 so I don’t do the drinking every night and I’ve been around a bit so I know how to crack on and learn but any advice is appreciated
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    Hi. I’m starting biology this year at Sheffield what year are you? Any tips? I don’t no about uni scoring and how to get good grades , apart from the fact I’ll be trying my bloody hardest! I’m 28 so I don’t do the drinking every night and I’ve been around a bit so I know how to crack on and learn but any advice is appreciated
    Hey! that's good to hear, i'm sure you'll love it!
    I'm going into second year in September and the one mistake i made was not having an organised note taking system and relying too much on text books. The exams i sat were based almost entirely on lectures, so if i had better notes to revise from it would have been easier.

    it might be worth having digital notes and hand written notes, which is what i'm going to try this year but it may end up being too time consuming.

    So i checked on the Sheffield website and the way your course is marked is:

    AssessmentExams/tests63%Coursework32%Practical5%

    The usual pass mark for Universities is 40% which would be a third, a 2:2 would be 50-59%, 2:1 would be 60-69% and a 1st would be 70 and above which is the best grade you can get. So essentially if you work hard on your course work, first year should be easy to get through without stressing too much about the course content.

    Biology is also just a memory game still, so flash cards and mind maps are my preferred way to learn!

    And from my experience biology students they do like there drink but it's still going to be worth checking out some other societies and getting involved!

    hope i didn't write too much!
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    (Original post by smartguy32)
    Hey! that's good to hear, i'm sure you'll love it!
    I'm going into second year in September and the one mistake i made was not having an organised note taking system and relying too much on text books. The exams i sat were based almost entirely on lectures, so if i had better notes to revise from it would have been easier.

    it might be worth having digital notes and hand written notes, which is what i'm going to try this year but it may end up being too time consuming.

    So i checked on the Sheffield website and the way your course is marked is:

    AssessmentExams/tests63%Coursework32%Practical5%

    The usual pass mark for Universities is 40% which would be a third, a 2:2 would be 50-59%, 2:1 would be 60-69% and a 1st would be 70 and above which is the best grade you can get. So essentially if you work hard on your course work, first year should be easy to get through without stressing too much about the course content.

    Biology is also just a memory game still, so flash cards and mind maps are my preferred way to learn!

    And from my experience biology students they do like there drink but it's still going to be worth checking out some other societies and getting involved!

    hope i didn't write too much!
    No you didn’t that’s the best advice ever!! 😃 I am very much the same as in note taking. I either don’t write it down properly an don’t understand what I’ve written then end up lookin at books so that’s really good advice. By digital do you mean just take your laptop in and type it up?

    It’s a scary thought as I feel I know nothing ( because I do know nothing!!) but I’m sure if I revise and what not I’ll be okay!!! I’m not into drinking anymore , only a few but I will see if there’s other things I can get involved in!!

    Thanks so much really appreciate you taking your time to look into my course etc for me and helping me !
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    Hey is biology at uni like going to the zoo everyday and looking at plants and stuff ?
 
 
 
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