Biology : Uniformity and Diversity
Study Guide #1 for (October 2007 Presentation)
Dr. Rex Sharman, designer ETPU OUHK
Professor K. C. Ho, course team leader
Maggie Wong Course Coordinator of S204
Introduction : how S204 will fit into Environmental
Studies at the Open University of Hong Kong
Themes and aims : core concepts and objectives of S204
Course organization and philosophy
Scope of Study Guide #1
Books : Supplied and to purchase
Laboratories and Day Schools
Student support : tutorials, surgeries, electronic
CD-ROMs and videos
10. Academic schedule / timetable
11. Study skills
Reading and note making
How to make your own summaries
Scientific writing and Investigation Reports
Referencing and acknowledging : avoiding plagiarism
How to use your glossary
12. Study guide for Book 1
13. Study guide for your purchased (setbook)
14. Study guide for Book 2
15. Where next : looking ahead
It is most important that you study this Guide before your start work on your textbooks.
This OUHK Guide has been strongly modified from the OUUK material to suit OUHK needs.
S204 is a very big course and without this Guide you will almost certainly get lost in far too much detail.
Please use the Guide as your course companion.
It is better to look upon the
seven (yes 7!) textbooks that go with S204 as a resource rather than a course.
emphasize most strongly at the start, that you, as a student of Biology Uniformity and
Diversity, do NOT need to remember the contents of 7 textbooks!!
Such a task would not
teach you biology.
It is the aim and function of this Guide to take you on a conducted tour of modern biology.
The tour is a planned visit to the landscapes of biological science.
From this guided tour you
will gain knowledge and, most
References: Fig X (in your work) was based on / modified from Fig 1.19 p.26 in Book 1 S204 Introducing Biodiversity by Ridge & Pound (2001).