Studying for any section of the DAT starts the same way: do a content review and then begin to tackle practice questions in bulk. The Overview and campbell biology 11th edition chapter opening question engage students and set the stage for the chapter content. Make sure to do many DAT-formatted practice questions as well for the Biology section and don’t rely solely upon the chapter quizzes and practice questions within the AP review guides and the Campbell Biology textbook.
His 30 years of teaching in diverse environments included general biology courses at Cornell University, Pomona College, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college’s first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. Figure legend questions prompt students to delve into a figure.
Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. Each Inquiry Figure references the source article for the experiment, encouraging students to extend their learning by exploring the primary literature.
I might not recommend anyone else to try a similar feat, but reading Campbell Biology from cover to cover definitely increased my understanding and appreciation of nature and science. The book is long and thorough, after all it is a textbook covering all topics in Biology.
Eric J. Simon is an associate professor in the The Richest Reviews Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. The basic steps of gene expression are now shown in Chapter 1 so that students have an understanding of how genes determine the characteristics of an organism from the very beginning of their study of biology.