Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week Standards: [4.1, 4.2]
How did you do on your work?
 I think I did well on my work this week, because the packets both went smoothly and I was able to follow the vodcasts for the most part, because we already learned most of it in advanced biology. I think I answered the vodcast questions thoroughly, although some were a little challenging.

 What do you think you understand well?
I definitely understood all of the components from this week fairly well, though on a broader scale. I get the idea of all of the parts of DNA replication, I just don't think I understand the most detailed aspects of them, and the exact function of everything involved in the process.

 Where do you think you can improve?
I could improve with maybe being more focused while taking notes, instead of just writing down the words and not totally paying attention to what is being explained. I also think I should spend more time on the diagrams, because sometimes the visualization is harder for me.

 What strategies will you use to improve?
I think improvement will come with just reviewing my notes, and working on the memorization. Supplemental videos usually help as well, and discussing the last vodcast in class will also help clear up a few things I am confused about. 

 How does the work we are doing fit into the context/narrative of the course?
DNA is obviously important when it comes to biology, as it is the blueprint for a lot that goes on in our body, so our understanding of it is crucial for a biology course. It is the basis of genetics and heredity, and we have learned about those in our evolution unit as well, with things like the founder effect and the bottleneck effect. It also has a lot to do with proteins, and we have learned a lot about enzymes, etc. previously. 

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