GRE Biology Subject Exam question
October 14, 2011 11:49 AM Subscribe
Folks that have taken the GRE Subject Exam in Biology: Is it absolutely necessary to take Biochemistry before tackling the exam, or can I study for the exam and still knock it out of the park? (specifics follow)
posted by Ufez Jones to education (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I need to take the GRE Biology subject exam when it's offered in April of next year. I also need to register for classes for next semester sometime in the next two weeks. I'll be taking Organic Chem II for sure, but I'd like to postpone Biochem until next Fall if at all possible (just to maximize my potential for making A's in both).
If it's relevant, I've been making very good grades in my core science courses (4.0 in Biology courses so far, including Microbio, Zoology and currently Animal Genetics and Chemistry doesn't intimidate me as long as I have the time to sit down and learn it). The program I'll be applying to is very competitive, and grades and test scores are extremely important.
However I work (more than) full-time in addition to taking classes, so I'd like to set myself up as best I can for success. Am I a fool for thinking I can learn/study the relevant parts of Biochem and still do well on the GRE Subject exam? Or is it necessary to be in that course before the exam?
Suggestions for Study Guides also very happily accepted!