Our first exam is this week! Due to popular demand, the exam will be held in class on Wednesday, October 6th. The exam will cover all material covered through yesterday's class meeting (9/29); specifically it will be on histological techniques and methods and epithelial tissues (Chapters 1-5 in your textbook).
To help you prepare, we will have several Review Sessions in ISB 264 (aka lab). Please come prepared to ask questions; there is no formal review presentation. Review sessions are:
Friday 10/1 12:20PM
Sunday 10/3 7:00PM
Monday 10/4 8:00PM
Tuesday 10/5 5:00PM
Sample exams are available under Review Materials!
Our first lab practical is also this week! The practical will be based on the first three labs including Connective Tissue. We will work hard to have excellent examples of the cells and tissues for you to identify. The key to success is studying the material outside of lab. Please use the slide sets, online image galleries from this and past years, and practice exams from Bryan or at the links on this site under Review Materials.
After the lab practical , you will work on Lab 4: Connective Tissue. Please read the lab, found under the Laboratory link before you come to lab. PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO LAB!
Understand the structure and function of connective tissues. Be able to discuss the molecules that make up connective tissues including glycoproteins, proteoglycans, collagens, and elastic and reticular fibers.
Discuss the general categories of connective tissues and their ratios of fibers and cells.
Describe with confidence the structure, function and occasionally the development of specialized connective tissues including blood, bone, adipose tissue, and cartilage.
The reading material is fairly detailed. In order to assess what you should concentrate on, I suggest that you refer to the Study Guide relating to each topic area.
Please read Chapter 6 (pages 146-192).