I’m still breathing after two exams at Imperial!


I’ve just finished two Biology exams this week (ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED) and I will start posting the following posts over the next few days.

>What Henry did for his revision πŸ˜›

>How much information is there in OB (Biology of organisms) and BCM (Biochemistry and Microbiology) πŸ˜›Β — Attention prospective Biologists, this is very useful for you!

>How Henry takes notes during lecture and re-group his notes after lectures πŸ˜›

>How different is it between the sample paper they provided and the actual exam paper I had πŸ˜›Β 

From now on, all the academic stuff will be allocated to the Henry, the Academia section. Be sure to check it out.

2 comments for “I’m still breathing after two exams at Imperial!

  1. Jasmin says:

    Hey there! Thanks for updating your posts so regularly πŸ™‚

    I’m thinking about my offer for Imperial biology and to be frank I’m a bit worried about the memorization – I’ve always been a bit crap at memorizing facts and I was alright at A-level styled questions where they generally give you what you need, but I cannot handle exams where they don’t! I did want to know whether Imperial bio exams generally focus on memorization or on utilization of new information.
    E.g. what are the five functions of glial cells? [essay question]

    or would they prefer giving you the information and asking you to deduce something new and figure something out?

    Thanks again πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,
    Jasmin

    1. Jiarui Xu says:

      Hi Jasmin.

      In my opinion, pure memorization of facts is only useful at pre-University level. While the memorizing facts is important at University (in most cases, to understand them and remember them), the ability to make your own analysis and deduction based on the facts you learnt should be noted as well. This is especially true for the essay section where a first class answer usually demands a significant portion of individual analysis and outside reading you conducted outside the lectures. Hopefully this could answer your question.

      Best wishes,
      Henry

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