Many science classes, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology, require memorizing a large amount of structures and pathways. I always find it difficult to understand the relationship between the pathways by just reading about them from the textbook. Therefore, I always draw out the structures and pathways on printer paper. Although diagrams sometimes are included in your textbook, it is always easier to learn about these things when you have to draw them out yourself. When studying, I try to redraw these diagrams on my own. Drawing them over and over again help me to memorize them in a way that I will remember them under pressure and won’t get to the test and say, “Oh, I know this one…umm, umm…”
Here are some examples that I made for my Biochemistry test last week.
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