I’m nontrad that’s back in school taking bio 2 this semester. I’m having an internal debate with myself on how to study for this class. For bio 1, the professor was very generous and made things simple for us since it was a night class and most of us had families and/or full-time jobs as well.
This professor is about the same but differs in delivery. I’m trying to determine if some of my efforts to study are legitimate and must be done and if some things are well-intention but unnecessary.
There are 6 exams. Two of these exams are take-home written/essay exams. Three exams are in-class multiple choice. The final exam is take-home multiple choice. None of the exams, including the final exam, are cumulative. We get about 2 or 3 weeks to turn in the take-home exams once given to us. The professor also gives us the unit notes and a ton of extra credit. There are no real “homework” assignments.
My Question: Should I read all the chapters in their entirety for each take-home exam and retake notes for those chapters? OR
Should I only read for what’s asked on the exam? In other words, should I basically skim the chapters until I find the necessary section that will assist in answering the question?
Thanks for any advice,