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U of T National Biology Competition

  1. Mar 17, 2005 #1
    Does anyone have any websites or books that will help me do good on the U of T National Biology Competition. Please post ANYTHING that you feel with help me. Here is the webiste if you want info about it : http://www.biocomp.utoronto.ca/index.htm

    Thank you
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2005 #2
    I remember writing that, it was fun. Your own biology notes are probably your best source for information. And I would definately consult your textbook on topics that you either haven't gotten to, if you are semestered and taking it in the second term, or if your notes are really thin. The contest isn't designed to go significantly above what would normally be taught in HS, mind you it does have some tough questions.

    And don't get caught on the previous contests that they have online. The focues of the tests seem to change each year and trying to learn through the questions isn't the best method.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2005 #3
    Is it more knowlede or application? Like do we have to know definitions and concepts or calculation?

    And, if you don't mind me asking, How did you do on it?, How did you study?
     
  5. Jul 28, 2005 #4
    I'm sorry about bumping this really old thread, but I did a search and this popped up and I didn't feel like starting a totally new thread because this is exactly what I was wanting to ask... (trails off; la di la) , but I'm interested in some information. I thought about maybe going through some SAT/AP books as well as the Campbell/Reece Biology 6th Edition book, but would like some first-hand information from people who actually did it. (And hopefully, did well :P)

    How did you prepare? How did you study for it? What kind of things did you study?
     
  6. Jul 28, 2005 #5
    look for any university undegrad...i remember taking that test and when the teacher said jack was in the top 99%(i think top 10) tile my heart was jumping erratically but i forgot there was another jack who took the test...our school placed pretty high...i got the most answers right from my school unfortunately i got the most questions wrong.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2005 #6
    did you prepare much? if so, what did you do?
     
  8. Jul 29, 2005 #7
    mmm i didn't prepare for it all too much, my fortes were phys/chem/math. reading your hs text/notes should suffice, but if your aiming high i'd consider grabbing an undergraduate textbook. Its more definitions then application. but they contest may have change i wrote it 6-7 years ago.
     
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