may thirteenth

hey guys!

i just wanted to let you guys know that i’m not going to update this anymore. i’ll leave it up for future reference, but i’ll probably delete it eventually

you can still send in bio questions if you’d like, but

  • i no longer have photoshop/a tablet, so responses won’t be illustrated
  • now that i’ve taken the test, my bio knowledge is no longer as fresh
  • aka pls don’t expect too much. nevertheless, i’ll do my best with any questions 

i hope that i was able to help, even if just a little bit. thank you all for following and supporting this tumblr! 

Hi, will you be continuing to update this blog? :D Your posts are just really adorable and good for review at the same time, but if you're busy that's understandable.

oh! i didn’t think anyone still cared about this blog after the ap test hahahaha

i guess i can continue if people still want them….like this post if you do to let me know!

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Thank you so much for making this blog! I feel it has helped me greatly on the exam. :) I hope you did well too. n.n

thanks! and you too :)

good night guys! don’t forget to go to bed soon (if you haven’t already) because a solid amount of sleep does wonders.

good luck tomorrow too - you guys will do great! :)

for those who’d like some review on dna replication: this site explains it pretty well

keep in mind though that the ap curriculm only says this about dna replication 

5. DNA replication ensures continuity of hereditary information.

  • i. Replication is a semiconservative process; that is, one strand serves as the template for a new, complementary strand.
  • ii. Replication requires DNA polymerase plus many other essential cellular enzymes, occurs bidirectionally, and differs in the production of the leading and lagging strands.

and that 

The names of the steps and particular enzymes involved,
beyond DNA polymerase, ligase, RNA polymerase, helicase and topoisomerase, are outside the scope of the course for the purposes of the AP Exam. 

aka you probably don’t need to know it extremely in depth 

undreyuh asked
Any other blog/resources you recommend looking over to review? (:

sorry, but no :(

((i made these notes by compiling the notes my teacher gave, the textbook, and a prep book))

Thank you sooooo much for the Chi square illustration!!

you’re welcome

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This is such an adorable blog! How do you make these notes? They don't look hand-written but then again, they do... idk! Anyways good luck tomorrow!!

thanks!

i made these using photoshop; i use a tablet so these notes are indeed handwritten. 

good luck to you tooooooo :)

kol-ohe asked
ive studied really hard but i still feel like i dont know anything! i will probably be able to do ok on the multiple choice but free response is gonna be bad! any tips on last minute studying or free response? thanks so much and i love your blog! its definitely helped!

i’ll just repeat what my beloved bio teacher told my class!

  • follow the instructions: if they ask for two, give two. not three, not one; two
  • get to the point: you don’t need to couch your response in fancy language - just answer the question
  • be specific: don’t try to throw all the possible responses out there and hope that one works. 
  • don’t overthink - sometimes the answer really is that simple

As for studying, here are the main ideas listed by the ap bio 2013 curriculum

  • Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life
  • Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis
  • Big Idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes
  • Big Idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties
Thank you and good luck tomorrow!
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i’m kinda studied-out, so i don’t think i’m gonna make much more of these. however, feel free to asl me things! if you send me a message before 10 pm PST i’ll probably be able to answer it; any later and i might be asleep