Gabrielle’s BIO 193 Resources

Week 9 Worksheet Key


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Week 8 Worksheet Keys



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Animal Handout



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Week 7 Worksheet Keys

[box] 5/10 session: 

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Week 6 Worksheet Keys

[box] 5/3 session: 

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5/4 session: 

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Week 5 Worksheet Keys

[box] 4/26 session: 

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Week 4 Worksheet Keys

[box] 4/19 session: 

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Week 3 Worksheet Keys

[box] 4/12 session: 

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4/13 session 

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Please come to SI/Office hours to pick up blank copies of the worksheets! I will be making 2 worksheets per week, and blank copies of each worksheet will be available every SI/Office hour.


Week 2 Worksheet Keys

[box] 4/5 session

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4/6 session

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Please come to SI/Office hours to pick up blank copies of the worksheets! I will be making 2 worksheets per week, and blank copies of each worksheet will be available every SI/Office hour.


Study Technique: Spaced Repetition

[box]Welcome to the new quarter!

One of the major takeaways from my time in BIO193 was a study technique called spaced repetition. I came across this as a freshman, overwhelmed with the information I had to process in preparation for Midterm I. This method is an application of the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve (shown below), which is a visual representation of how we forget what we learn. The idea of this technique is to review the material you are most likely to forget at that specific point in time.

Ebbinghaus Forgetting CurveThe go-to technique for studying for classes like BIO193 is flashcards. While many have found success with this technique, one can be more efficient with spaced repetition. I consider it to be leveled-up flashcards in that effect. Think of it like this. Newly learned information is like a rechargeable battery. Say you’re given 3 batteries at 10%, 60% and 90% and limited electricity. One would charge the battery at 10% first, right? Now let’s equate batteries to facts, and electricity to time. Why would you go through a stack of 100 flashcards just to find the one you’re most likely to forget?

It is in your best interest to review the facts you are most likely to forget (charge the batteries at 10%!). How can you incorporate this technique with your stack of flashcards? You could, for example, put them in separate stacks for each day you flip through them and alternate the stack you go through each day. This is called the Leitner System. Less cards = less stress! Or, you could use the free program Anki, which makes use of an algorithm that takes into account when you make cards, the time it takes you to flip to the other side and the times you get the cards wrong, to create a smart stack that optimizes your learning in as little time as possible.

I enjoy speaking at great lengths about productivity, and improved ways to study. If you’re looking to talk to someone about this, or looking to learn more, please stop by!

Tuesdays 3-4 PM JTR 111 Learning Commons

Wednesdays 1-2 PM JTR 111 Learning Commons

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My Session Schedule, Spring 2016

[box]Tuesday 3-4pm, Richardson Library 111 (Learning Commons)

Wednesday 1-2pm, Richardson Library 111 (Learning Commons)

Office Hour – Thursday 9-10am, Richardson Library 111 (Learning Commons) [/box]

Can’t attend any of my sessions? Check out other BIO 193 SI leaders’ schedules here.

About Me

[box]My name is Gabrielle Presbitero, I am a sophomore at DePaul studying Biology with a concentration in Cell & Molecular biology. I do research under the tutelage of Dr. William Gilliland in the Drosophila Genetics Lab. I study a gene called atub67c (“alpha tubulin 67 c”) and the goal of my research is to associate a quantifiable phenotype with the variations observed in the gene’s intron (this is the non-coding DNA sequence, which plays a role in regulation). What draws me to this project is its interdisciplinary nature, I use techniques in bioinformatics, particularly DNA sequence analysis, in addition to principles in genetics. In addition to my own project, I have also learned to dissect fly ovaries and compute nondisjunction rates (anomalies in meiosis) during my time in the fly lab.

Apart from research, I enjoy watching TV series. I enjoy the convoluted storylines, the multi-episode arcs, and just the long term excitement TV shows provide in a way that movies never will. My favorite show is the HBO series The Newsroom which ran from 2012-2014, starring Jeff Daniels. That said, I’m a big fan of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. I also really like House of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy, Homeland, and Scandal.