Saturday, September 06, 2008

School: week 2

It was an exciting second week at school as I can now claim to be a straight A student! That could change any day now, but with my first graded elements in each class complete, I did achieve good scores.

This last week presented the first biology quiz of the semester on which I received a 100% result.  Woo Hoo!!! This next week includes our second biology quiz immediately followed by our first biology lab quiz. My standing could change quickly.

I also received the results of my first writing assignment on which I received a 95%.  This will likely be the greater challenge to maintain than the biology scores.

It was a fun week in biology.  The Tuesday night lab included 3 hours of microscope work exploring the different cell structures of various plants, bacteria, protists, and human cells. The lab included creating the slide samples, observation, then drawing and labeling these observations. Here is my first impressive artistic rendering of the night!


The biology lectures focused on the macromolecules which make up the foundation of cellular life - carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. At the end of Thursday's lecture we started into cell theory. On Tuesday will be a biology lecture quiz on two new chapters from the book, followed by a lab quiz.  The labs for Tuesday look interesting as we will explore osmosis and diffusion. It looks to be another very busy session with little time for contemplation.  That's my only complaint about the labs is that they are so packed with activities that there is little time to appreciate what process we are implementing. I guess there is just too much to learn.

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Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work....your drawing was quite impressive!!!
It does sound like your class is going pretty fast. Is it a condensed course?
About 4 years ago, I took a year of P & A, and distinguishing the different cells through the microscope was always the most difficult for me.
I'm glad you're doing so well.

wolf21m said...

Barb, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the encouragement. The class is going well and I am learning a great deal. Before I started I was hoping that I would enjoy it and so far I have a great deal. We will see if I feel that way when the exams come around!