"The most challenging activity in class for me was always lab practicals. This was usually because it tested not only my understanding of our labs but one of my greatest weaknesses, my ability to keep track of my time and pace myself accordingly. I overcame this challenge by organizing my lab notebook in a more effective way so that I could find the information I was looking for more easily. I also started to be much more detailed in my note taking on the concepts for the lab, including images/drawing when necessary (i.e. phases of mitosis) so that when I reached difficult questions I could look to my notes to help me come to an answer more quickly. Taking this extra time to make my lab notebook a more valuable resource helped me understand the material more and therefore I also performed better on other unit quizzes and quarter tests."
K.J. (class of 2018)
"I really struggled with the lab practical in the first quarter. I prepared for the next practical by taking the time to actually annotate my labs with extra information, make the information in the book organized and easy to interpret quickly and update my table of contents."
M.A. (class of 2018)