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Abbiemcdonnell2002
Biology Struggles!! :(

hey :) I'm a fifth-year biology student and I am really, really struggling with biology. I have always loved science and I want to do psychology after I leave school so I kinda need to be good at biology :/ Any tips on trying to study biology effectively and remembering the material, please? Thanks!


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IIG2019
IIG2019
I personally think you do not need to learn the 'entire' course, if you look at the exam papers the repetition in questions over the years is very noticeable, if you can answer the questions to the chapters you have already studied, you should not have any major problems. Remember in Biology big essay style answers are not expected, some answers may be less than a sentence long others a few bullet points especially in the Section Cs, and also you will notice that the same definitions for every topic will be asked throughout the years, so focus on them for each topic as there are a lot of them and they make up between 20-30% of the paper. The same goes to the experiment questions, they are mainly repeated and because of all this repetition it makes it easier to learn Biology. If you do this then you should not have major struggles, the exam papers are your friend and the text book is your support notes to refer back to if you are unsure of an answer, because the marking schemes do not always provide the full answers, sometimes they just show the key words that need to be mentioned in that particular answer. Good luck!
MaxYamelsky
dont stress, just make sure you are keeping up, x
ellengibson
biology bugbears videos on youtube are very helpful and leaving cert aimed, every topic is covered in seperate videos!
gosia2002x
just do all the exam questions for ecery single chapter like write out the question and the answer aftr a while they repeat anyway,,, i do this and do well in my tests :)
MaxYamelsky
@gosia2002x ay gosia want to link and study biology together x
MaxYamelsky
please reply x
2sad4maria
My best advice I can give you is just make small amounts of notes, don't read the book front to back as you'll really tire youself out that way. I'm in 6th year and about to do my mocks and the best advice I've been given is answer the questions at the end of the chapters and keep using exam paper questions to get you used to the format of question and you'll be flying in no time and if your course allows it, if you are finding it too difficult there is no reason you should feel ashamed or anything to drop to ordinary. Higher level is very tough, I undertsand as I'm considering dropping myself. Best of luck x
clairenolan
buy a revisewise or less stress more success and just do exam questions, im a H1 6th year student like tou dont need notes i just use studyclux and less stress more success
Elganross
Elganross
i use to struggle with biology but i purchased studyclix and i attended the institute of education in dublin and the note from there was so beneifical , would deffo recommened
harryswan02
@gosia2002x whats your snap?
rebeccaskelly
I find making exams from past LC questions on study clix a life saver, and when I have done them I will always go back and correct them in accordance with the marking scheme. Sometimes you will find the answers you gave are too long and can be shortened down. I’d always say keep these and uses them for your revision for each topic and only use your book as a guide. The textbook has way too much information, so getting a less stress more success/revise wise book could also be worth your while as it is all condensed down to the most important info. Hope this helps :blush: Good luck!
rebeccaskelly
I find making exams from past LC questions on study clix a life saver, and when I have done them I will always go back and correct them in accordance with the marking scheme. Sometimes you will find the answers you gave are too long and can be shortened down. I’d always say keep these and uses them for your revision for each topic and only use your book as a guide. The textbook has way too much information, so getting a less stress more success/revise wise book could also be worth your while as it is all condensed down to the most important info. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Aisling22
Aisling22
Exam papers and more exam papers ! do not study from the book ! watch white boards wednesdays by dublin biology teacher it really helps for photosynthesis and respiration !
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