BIO152 September 10 , 2013
Office hours: Davis Building 3059 are before and after lunch. **Subject to change**
Mastering Biology is online, code available in textbook. Uses UTORid.
Midterms are multiple choice, final exam is a mix of multiple choice and written answers.
iClicker.com use your UTORid not your student number.
Focus on diagrams and processes. Ignore irrelevant information.
True understanding over memorisation.
Learn terminology and etymology.
Study for exams, but also do practice tests; use various questions from recall, application, and
Study in groups.
Bio = life, ogy = to study; biology = to study life.
Organisms obtain and use energy, are made up of cells, process information, replicate, and as
populations, evolve. These relationships can be estimated by analysing similarities and
differences in traits. Species that share distinctive traits are closely related.
All living organisms share five fundamental characteristics:
2. Made up of cells.