Posted in immunology, microbiology, Uncategorized

Back to the basics : Cornell Notes

I forgot how to study,

My notes seemed really muddy

I scribbled many things on my paper

Yet remembered nothing

Now I went back to basics

And I’m doing cornell notes now

Now here is something you can chow on

Viruses , viruses that’s what I’m learning

Some contain an envelope and some are naked

But if you keep checking them out

The filoviridae will latch itself onto your eyes

Soon You’ll be eating bloody pies

Inside a body bag

So  wear a biohazard suite and stay away

And be keep swaying your life until the day ends.

 

 

ebola meme
Source : google Image. I hope it’s not ebola.

 

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Posted in microbiology

Difference between viruses and normal cells

Greetings fellow science enthusiast,

TOday I will explain the main difference between a virus and a cell.

Viruses and cells are two completely different organism.

A virus is very small and cannot be viewed with regular light microscopes. Electron microscopes are required for viewing viruses.

Virus’s do not divide or grow, whereas cells divide and grow regularly.

Viruses are acellular, cells are cellular.

The genome of virsues can be dsDNA, ssDNA, dsRNA, ssRNA, whereas a normal cell is only composed of dsDNA.

 

THank’s for reading yalll. See you next time!

table 13.1 virus

Posted in microbiology, Uncategorized

What’s a dimorphic fungus?

A dimorphic fungus can alternative between both yeast and mold body types

They switch based on the environmental conditions that they are currently living within.

 

Examples of Dimorphic Fungi include:

  1. Aureobasidium pullulans
  2. Histoplasma capsulatum
    1. 20°C – 25°C = Mold
    2. 37°C = yeast
  3. Sporothrix spp
    1. 25°C = Mold
    2. 37°C = Yeast

fungi

Source:

  1. https://www.moldbacteria.com/mold/dimorphic-fungi-what-are-they.html
Posted in microbiology

Take notes, Practice, Rehearse, Rinse, and Repeat

More of my boring pep talk to help me master a subject that is completely boring but rewarding all at once.

I must master a skill that completely boring

Yet the opportunities are inspiring

Thus I must move on to win this battle

Meiosis, mitosis, the words make me dazzled.

And which step produces genetic variation?

Anaphase II and Prophase I, what is this generation coming to?

It’s been so long since I’ve studied this,

who knew I would need to know it again?

No help is available but the answer is within

The internet that god forbids me from using

Now what am I going to do with this knowledge now that I know it?

Am I going to sell meiosis in the streets?

Yes come on down and meet me

You will see me in the streets

And when you see me in the streets

Just give me a holla

And hand over a dolla

and I’ll pull out some meiosis

To keep you focused

genetic perfection will be yours

 

micriobiology ch 12 mc
Practice multiple choice for Microblogy
rehersal
Keep calm, it’s rehearsal time. Photo from Google Search
Posted in microbiology, Uncategorized

To be a master at something

They say that to be good at something you must spend 3 hours a day everyday for ten years practicing until you mastered the concept by heart.

Why is it so hard? I suppose to make it less harder and more enjoyable there should be a reward for completing each task. People wouldn’t normally perform a hard task endlessly unless there is a reward at the end of the road right?

Some ridiculous examples :

Iron fist water slapping : Why do we do this? It makes no sense but the main goal is to build discipline to make our hands toughen over time. What’s the reward? Gaining that new skill set and building destructive palms.

Reading a book : Why do we do this? Nobody knows only god knows!

Reviewing for a quiz:  Can be accomplished by taking a practice quiz and looking up the answers to the problems you got wrong. Repetition works best until your brain is fried. Then reward yourself with some ice cream and get back to your other trainings.

So what is the reward for completing these complicating arduous task? Your reward is ice cream. Just remember, there is ice cream at the end of the road, enough for you to spend 10,000 hours on performing the same old task over and over again.

 

In conclusion I leave you with this image. Why did i get a 60% on this quiz even though I spent so much time studying? Nobody knows, only god knows! I’m assuming I don’t get any ice cream then :(.

micrio quiz

 

einstein
Photo credits : Google images

 

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Here’s how I study for science courses

 

First day stared at the book

Spent the whole day taking notes

Recombinant DNA got that down

Microbial genetics and Metabolism got it down

Took a practice quiz and reviewed my notes

Then moved on to the next chapter and repeated the steps

Waited another week to review the book

Then hesitated to take the quiz

One week later took the quiz.

Found out I got 48%

What in God’s name is going on?

Am I just wasting time

School is such a waste of time and money don’t you agree?

 

quiz

Posted in Activities

How to free style rap

When I was nine years old, people told me to hush and stop talking so that was what I did for a long time. But now I decided to learn how to rap. The internet is a great place to learn new skills.

Below are nine steps that will teach you how to become a freestyle rapper!

  1. Start with basic easy words, second grade level
  2. Keep the flow going
  3. Be one step ahead and come up with rhymes
  4. Write your lyrics
  5. Rap about the things that you see in your everyday life
  6. Use Metaphors
  7. Refer to current events that are going on.
  8. Rap with other people
  9. Keep practicing!

They say that you can master a skill in ten years (10,000 hours) if you spend 3 hours a day everyday practicing. I would like to see if this is true.

 

rap time

Source :

  1. https://www.flocabulary.com/freestylerap/
Posted in Uncategorized

Playstation 3 gaming log : Intro

In an effort to accomplish new goals and challenges in life I have decided to pick up a gaming hobby to be more productive in life.

I used to play lots of computer games when i was little but as I grew older and transitioned to college I decided to quit playing games to bring my grades up. Apparently quiting what i love doing best actually made me more depressed and I ended up getting Cs and Ds instead of As.

So now I will return to the gamer life style from scratch. It’s been a long time since I’ve played any games so I am a bit rusty. I am planning on playing all the ps3 games first and then getting a ps4 in the future.

I am a fan of adventure/action/quest games but I recently discovered new skilling games such as The Voice, UFC personal trainer, Just Dance. These new games will teach me some skills in real life instead of completing random quests for virtual gold. I am planning on dedicating 8 hours a week to play ps3 and documenting my adventures.

Updates TBA, thanks for reading!

And yes, the ps3 is not that expensive compared to other hobbies such as golf, martial arts, traveling, eating and drinking. PS3 games are affordable and anyone can pick up this hobby if they have time.

ufc ps3

Posted in Life, Life Skills

College Academic Problems : How to deal with tough professors

You spent 3 weeks reviewing lecture notes, answering problem sets, making flashcards and doing all you can to prepare for your quiz/exam and when you finally take your test you notice that there are some questions that are new to you and were not covered in class. In life, there will always be unjust and bias reasonings so it is good to learn how to deal with these things at it’s earliest stage.

So you got your test back and you got an unfair score of 66% because of this injustice!

What can you do now? Below I will give some solutions

  1. Review the questions that you did not understood, especially the ones that were not covered in the class
  2. Go to office hours with a strong sales pitch and find out the answers
  3. Study/make flashcards, memorize those questions/answers – most likely it will show up again and throw you off.
  4. Ask for tips on how to prepare for the final exam (You already know the professor will throw in never before heard of questions so it is best to ask ahead)
  5. Ask: Was “this” test question covered in the assigned reading (you need to ask this question, if it wasn’t you can use it against your professor)?
  6.  Ask: Was this test question covered in the lecture?

Learn how to solve your own problems and plan out your academic success. If you can do this, you can get through your next class. Most likely the next professor will probably use the same tactics to get everyone to fail or get a C grade. College courses have a larger student size and professors do not have time to know/help everyone in need so make good use of your free time/office hours….. To be successful you need to get a B+ or higher in all your courses.

exams 2

 

Thanks for reading

for more information see these links:

  1. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-life/1210846-dealing-with-professors-that-give-exam-questions-concepts-not-covered-in-the-lecture.html
  2. https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate/discussion/-KJS0qHAOc2RLK83yDrS/final-practice-exam-lots-of-questions-about-things-not-covered-in-the-lectures
Posted in Life, Life Skills

Advice for students entering Kollege for the first time

Congratulations! You earned that 4.0 GPA in high school and got accepted into a prestigious university. What now?

Be wary young adventurers, college is not a place for fun and games!

Keep in mind that you should still try your best to keep up a 3.5+++ GPA during your undergraduate years. It will be a lot more difficult to keep up your grades due to the large class size and competition that you will be faced with.


1. There will be difficult people/students in your way of success. Here’s how you deal with them.

  • Get a gopro
  • Carry it and livestream it everywhere you go
  • Write a story about them
  • Report to a higher up/counselor

2. There will also be people doing drugs and dranking while underage. Here’s what you should do.

  • Avoid them, or befriend them and join them
  • Your grades are more important so don’t stay around this situation for too long

3. You probably forgot about Graduate school/professional schools because you were busy having too much fun. 

  • Get a notebook and write down goals for yourself.
  • Set weekly/monthly/yearly goals and long term goals
  • Review them each week and follow them!
  • It only takes ten minutes.

4. You forgot to gather professional reference or work experience

  • If your school has courses that prepare for the workforce be sure to take advantage of it
  • Be sure to look into internships and volunteer experience while your still in school
  • Also make sure to ask for reference and letters of recommendation (glowing) to build confidence.

5. What will you do after you graduate?

  • Plan this out during your junior year so you don’t end up unemployed or being a tramp/hobo after you graduate.

Sometimes your school may have Dual 4+1 or 4+2 programs that offer you a masters or professional health degree when you graduate for an extra year or two. If you can research this area and get accepted into one of those programs then you can save a lot of money and time!

 

Thanks for reading!