Person who has made the commitment to truly the subject that is biology, particularly within the context of an .
Learning biology requires not just substantial amounts of but also the development of and especially skills. That is, it is crucial that one learn not only terms and concepts but also how to tie together these concepts, particularly with one concept informing one's understanding of other concepts (i.e., ).
A yet higher level is , which can be described as an ability to recognize general trends and to do so particularly towards development of an overall grander understanding of how the world works. The latter, at best, one becomes good at upon substantial training in biology beyond what one receives as an biology major. See, for example, , who not only basically is/was the world's most accomplished but – with his of evolution by natural selection – is/was also the most accomplished inductive reasoner biology has known.
"Skills like and must develop in the context of : we need something to think and reason about, after all. And these facts can't be as we go; they need to stored in the original , our . Especially in the case of , ' must precede ,' says Daniel Willingham, a of at the —meaning that the days of the and memorizing the names of the aren't over quite yet. Adults, too, need to recruit a supply of stored knowledge in order to situate and evaluate new information they encounter. You can't Google context." – Annie Murphy Paul (2012) Your Head is in the Cloud. Time Magazine March 12, p. 65
Learning biology can require a great deal of , but such memorization can be much more easily accomplished if it occurs within a context of general understanding of concepts. Indeed, one's job as a biology major is to learn those concepts as much as or even more so than to simply learn the meanings of words. To accomplish this task of learning concepts requires time and immersion. It requires listening to lectures but also preparing for listening to those lectures. Above all, it involves careful reading of your textbook, careful note taking during lectures, and then careful revision of notes in preparation for studying for exams. If you know why you are learning something then it not only becomes psychologically easier to learn but also easier to memorize, except that memorization is no longer strictly by .
See also doing well in biology class.
Radio (Habits are essentially learned fixed action patterns; or, if you want to attain good study habits then you had better figure out how to make studying fun/pleasureful/rewarding, and that perhaps goes double for taking exams)