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In this article we will be discussing different ways by which we can use to prepare for biology examination.


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Quickly let look at different methods to use to prepare for biology examination. Well before that let’s go through some terms in the concept well first thing you need to know while preparing for biology examination is that biology is a very different examination and with lots of broad topics and other concepts, we should not forget that in as much biology deal with theories, discoveries and observation there are as well other ranging simple and more clearer approach to answer biology questions.

Interesting right?

Below we will look at 8 major topics you most know before the main exam begins and how to answer question regarding those topics correctly with simple techniques.

1.       Living and none-living -things

2.       Cell

3.       Nervous system

4.       Homeostasis

5.       Genetics

6.       Flowers/fruits

7.       Evolution

8.       Carbon, oxygen, nitrogen cycle

Well to you reading this article you will be wondering as of now, asking how important this topics are but to be frank with you this topics are majorly what you most see in your exam most other topics are subordinate to this topics listed above.

Living and none-living -things: well the topic may not be new to you as it may be a well treated question in your school but do you know questions can actually come out from this particular topic in which you won’t be able to answer them new to the fact that you do not understand the question, mostly questions regarding living and none-living -things are very confusing because most  A times there looking very similar and somehow sound relating thereby bring about the confusion among students.

Steps to answer questions relating to living and none-living -things

1.       Read the meaning of the concept thoroughly and understand what you read “who categorize living things”  ”understand the five kingdom” you most be able to know different organism /plants which fall under a particular group.


2.       Understand their names and know why there are being called by such names and different characteristics and behavioral features of the organisms where there habitat, how to move, how there feed etc. you are to study all of this and comprehend most of the concept.

3.       Study past questions: studying your past questions make you know how much you are doing in the concept it reveal to you if you are improving or retarding.





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The next topic which is very important is “CELL” cell as a topic on it own is very broad and most students find it difficult  to understand this concept, below we will look at some step by which you can follow and understand the concept easily

Understand the definition of the cell

2.       Try  to know  scientists who contributed to the discovery of cell

3.       Understand the history of the cell

4.       Know different components of the cell and their functions

5.       Practice past questions

 Nervous system: is a topic you need to read productively while preparing for biology exam it is not easy at some point but bringing out the subtopics one after the other will be really really helpful to you as a reader. Knowing the basic key points in some topics you are reading understand the terms and try to apply the basic knowledge.

When reading Nervous system as a topic always try to understand the meaning of the concept also know the differences between the concept like the application of this term.

For example know the different between the peripheral Nervous system and the central nervous system.

Understand the basic concept and their functions what each component function as and what there represent. Test your ability after every topic. Enhanced your reading hour's and utilize your time as well.

Homeostasis: when reading this particular topic it make look or sound friendly i.e you may think you have learnt everything about it since you see different organ it looks simple right.? Well what most people don't understand is that Homeostasis is a very broad topic and at some point you just need to go extra deep to understand the concept.

Understand the following:

• the meaning of Homeostasis

• understand and know the concept of Homeostasis

• these concept may be the organ responsible for the maintenance of the internal environment

• do well to practice after each reading hour's

Genetics: unlike every other topics genetics can be the most difficult and the most hardest due to it complexity. Students therefore find it really difficult to comprehend the topic easily.

The secret behind this topic is that readers just need to understand two things which are:

• the meaning of the concept

• the names and discovery of most Scientists who contributed to the concept "Genetics"

Knowing only hereditary and variation is not enough, going deeper to the concept is very important for you to understand it more you need to know the laws of Gregor Mendel "Law of Dominance. Law of Segregation. Law of Independent Assortment", almost everything involve in it, from the meaning of the concept down to the discoveries scientist such as Darwin's and Landmarks 

After every reading hour always try to practice what you read in other to know and understand what you have been reading so far.

Flowers/fruits: this topic is always touch by examiners when setting questions they most ask you one or two questions from this topic and you will have to provide answers to the questions been asked.

Ways to read and understand this concept

Always try to read and comprehend what you are reading, the concept of fruits is very broad and can be very confusing if you don't pay attention to it.

Evolution: this topic is a topic every Student need to know when preparing for biology examination, there are lots of questions from this topic and the tend to be confusing in an exam situation. Reading this topic will help you alot.

The last on our list is the three circles: 

Carbon, oxygen, nitrogen cycle this are different topics  and with different approach but one need to understand them before attempting the questions relating to any of the circles. In this topics the tend to explain how all of this elements are been generated i.e created in the environment and their functions as well as their advantage to man and as well as their disadvantage to man.

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Steps to study productively

Study to understand, not just to memorize words.

Reading should be a hubby to you already and don’t just read over your notes and PowerPoints just to get clear. If all you do is read your notes, the text, and the main part you bearly understand, then you'll gain only a passive familiarity with the material. 

When trying to learn the material, focus on the right stuff. The things that your teacher considers most important to the subject and which are most likely to appear in an exam situation and some other assignments as well  as  the things that have been emphasized or explain more repeatedly in class and in assigned readings. Learn these things first and best. 

You should practice explaining the material and applying it to new situations. Why should you this? ​Questions sometimes pose entirely new situations, which you need to analyze – even though you’ve never seen that situation before. 

EXAMPLE: if, for instance, you’ve learnt a lot about a certain forest ecosystem in class. then on the exam, the teacher doesn’t ask a thing about the ecosystem in regards to the forest and it habitat, whereas he decided to  puts you in the middle of the desert, by given you questions with respect to inhabitants, distribution of nutrients in the ecosystem, and then he asks you complicated questions about their relationships to one another. In this particular state in time  If you really know your way around the ecosystem you were given "the environment" adaptive behavior  and know about its energy and nutrient flow, its inhabitants’ adaptive strategies, etc. – then you will be better prepared to see familiar patterns in this strange new situation (the desert). You know in advance that there’s a food network of some sort – that it will be like that in the forest in some ways, etc. You end up understanding a bit about the desert ecosystem not because you memorized it (indeed you’ve never encountered it before at all), but rather because you know the forest ecosystem so well that you now can think beyond just that. But the only way to be sure in advance that you really know the given system well the environment is to practice, explaining what you know for the teacher. 

What to expect

The journey to get an excellent grade/results is always high hard and look difficult but with a strong determination and concentration couple with lots of focus will give you a positive result.

What to expect at the end of your reading hour's, days, months depends on how much time and energy you put into work i.e "reading" it all lies in how well you are able to read and comprehend different concepts.

It doesn't really matters where and when you started at the end you should come up with something valuable and tangible.

Expecting too high is a waste of time not expecting anything at all is out of it but though always keep your expectation average that's just it if you are focus and you follow each rules you will surely meet up with your expectations

In conclusion

Why you may be curious to practice all of the above we always urge you to always note the key words and avoid cramming because it won't and will never help, knowing those concept genuinely should be your major focus if you really want an excellent grade in biology abiding to all the instructions and steps listed above will go a long way in archiving that.

SHARING IS CARING: always share our articles to your friends and other class mate  as well thanks.

Do well to drop your questions in the comment section if they is any.

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