How To Get Top Grades For Biochemistry Homework


There are so many things to memorize for your biochemistry class, from cell structure and function, to signalling pathways to the flow of genetic information, among countless other topics. Many students find it helpful to draw these processes out on large poster papers and hang them in their room, so they can sight memorize them. This is quite effective especially when combined with other techniques.


Getting top grades for your biochemistry assignments isn’t an impossible task despite the copious amounts of information you have to learn. All you need to do is find a strategy that works for you. The following list should give you some helpful ideas.


  1. Do all the extras. Sometimes homework assignments have bonus or optional questions. Do all of them. Not only does it give you more experience and therefore helps you learn the material more thoroughly, it also helps you to get extra marks.

  2. Be in attendance at all your classes. This is where you will learn the extra things your teacher wants you to know, that aren’t necessarily in your textbook. Additionally, it gives you more opportunity to interact with your teacher and other students who may be able to help you in understanding your assignment questions better.

  3. Understand what your teacher expects. If they want you to show all the work you’ve done in arriving at your answer, make sure you do it on your assignment sheet before you hand it in.

  4. Stay organized. Keep a syllabus or journal to write your assignments in and when they’re due. You can alternatively use a digital method to store this information.

  5. Use your time wisely. Homework takes time, and getting top grades takes additional time. Do the most difficult part of the work first, when your brain is the freshest. Save the easier parts for last, so you can sail through them and be finished.

  6. Take breaks as a reward for getting your work accomplished. Breaks are also good at motivating you and keeping you on track. You must get a certain amount of work finished before taking your break. Keep your break to a limited amount of time.

  7. Keep your tools and essentials for doing school work in a central location so you never waste time looking for pens, paper or other things you need.

  8. Do not overextend yourself in other areas of life. Keep a generous amount of your time and energy to devote to school work.