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I'm taking the LS7A along with Chem14A right now. It's not too bad of a combination, but I've found LS7A to be more time-consuming than Chem (it takes me longer to memorize/understand the concepts). I retained basically zero information from high school biology and chemistry though, so if you still remember a lot of material from HS bio and chem it might not be so bad! Even so, I've been doing fairly well in both classes.
I have a friend who is taking 7A and like others have said, it's definitely a lot more of a heavy workload compared to Chem 14A. I think your ability to manage both courses depends on what other courses you're enrolled in (an easy GE maybe?) and what other commitments you have. If you choose to take both, definitely practice some good time management and I think you'll be golden. Good luck :)
I've heard from upperclassmen that it's not recommended to double up on science classes winter quarter of freshman year since it ends up being a lot of work, so if you can it might be better to look into GEs for your third/fourth class.
I do not recommend taking them simultaneously as they both require a lot of time and effort for both. I do recommend completing chemistry before the LS series. Chemistry is a lot of pre reqs for other classes you would need to take later on.
I'm doing LS7C and chem 14a right now and I think that the homework for bio is definitely more time consuming. We have readings due before every class which can take a while to read, but the class itself isn't too challenging if you do the readings and understand the clicker questions in lecture. But it is definitely doable.
Taking them at the same time is totally doable! I am taking 14A and 7C right now and my schedule feels very balanced. Also, there are so many pre-med requirements, you're going to have to double up at some point!
Algernon Jackson 2l wrote:I am doing right now. All I can say is I am doing well in bio, but horrible in chem.
Yeah, same. I am taking chem and bio at the same time. I am doing ok in bio and currently failing chemistry! Definitely manageable :)
I believe that taking Bio and Chem aren't that bad because some of the topics are connected. The work load is a lot, so since we are also in quarantine with not much to do, it is definitely something I would suggest.
From what I've heard, you need to have good time management to do this since both classes have heavy reading! Since I think I've got the hang of balancing my classes, I will be doing this next quarter since I think it's good practice. For the next few years, we would have to take heavy classes together and for me, I think it'd be helpful to start now!
I was wondering the same thing, and talked with one of my friends who is in this situation. He said that the main thing is just that it is time consuming so as long as you are organized and on top of the work in both classes, it is not too bad conceptually. He actually said that he draws a lot of connections between the two classes and that it actually sometimes helps him to retain the information better when he is able to apply it to concepts from another class.
The advice I got from premeds from earlier years was to choose bio or chem to do first along with math and then take the other science after. I guess taking both at the same time is doable, but I don't have the study habits to sustain that level of work so I'm taking bio after I finish chem.
I'm taking LS7A and Chem 14A right now and its definitely doable as long as you're good at keeping up with stuff and your other classes aren't too hard. My midterms actually end up on the same day as well coincidentally, but I'm doing okay with that too.
The LS7 series can be very time consuming but the most relevant information for tests is always presented in lectures! Launchpad is an online course that you must complete before each class, but for the most part, it is an information dump that you simply have to sort through by tuning into the most covered topics in class. Taking both Chem and Bio at the same time is manageable but if you're a freshman then I would definitely fill your third and/or fourth class with a GE!
Hi! I'm a sophomore here, and I'm currently taking Chem14a and LS7c at the same time. It's definitely manageable! Both of these classes are very dependent on your ability to pace and discipline yourself, however, so I would keep that in mind for scheduling. Anyways, lots of premed student do this, so you wouldn't be alone! I would just suggest your third class maybe not be as intense as these ones are, but I definitely think it would be fine taking bio and chem together. Best of luck, you got this!
Taking my bio and chem classes simultaneously right now, and honestly they both take lots of time to really study the material. At this point I've prioritized my bio class over chem, which probably isn't the best idea for pre-med. I'd recommend taking one of the series before doing the other honestly.
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