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They say that “firsts” are always the happiest and most exciting— first love, first kiss, first year in college, first baby, first salary; basically all other things you have tried or have gotten for the first time. But the questionnaire in BIO 30 begs to disagree.
We’re not here to say or create an impression that every BIO 30 exam is something to fear about. However, it is definitely something you have to prepare for, like any other exams you’ll take in UP (Who says exams in UP are a piece of cake, by the way?).
From chromosomes to genotype to phenotype to test and hybrid crosses, you’ve probably heard a lot from upperclassmen who survived BIO 30 already or from those fanboys and fangirls of the course taking it for the nth time that the test is really a “test of patience” because it is quite long and difficult.
We do know by now, you are almost reaching the finish line in reviewing the coverage for your first exam in Genetics. Yet still, we would like to extend our hands to remind you of the things that you already know but tend to forget and care less about due to the pressure you and your peers are putting on yourselves. So, here are the five ordinary yet powerful tips on how to pass and hopefully help you ace the most-awaited and most-talked about Dr. Mendioro’s first BIO 30 examination: