Exam and Cookie Details!

Two big things to talk about! Let’s save the best for last 🙂

Here are the details for tomorrow’s exam. The exam will be open all day tomorrow (from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm). You’ll have two hours to take it once you start.

Here’s the breakdown by organ system:

  • Gastrointestinal System – 10 questions
  • Liver/Gallbladder/Pancreas – 5 questions
  • Respiratory System – 7 questions
  • Renal System – 7 questions
  • Female Reproductive System – 5 questions
  • Male Reproductive System – 5 questions

I aim for about 5 questions per lecture hour – and Respiratory and Renal were both about 90 minutes, so they got 7 questions each.

No pictures, nothing weird, same type of questions you’re used to from me by now.

The password for the exam is CookiesIn2690.

Which brings us to the fun part…I’m super excited about getting together tomorrow at 1 pm in our classroom (2-690) for the Great British Baking Show! Wait, no, I mean the Great Histology Baking Show! Shout out to Charlie for coming up with this great idea, and Hootie for organizing the details. We’ll meet at 1, and sort of see how long it goes. You guys have other stuff to do – but this will be a nice break, I think! I’m bringing stuff that I hope will give a little GBBS vibe: gingham, tablecloths, and a various assortment of milks. I’ll also bring little bags in case you want to share cookies with each other. YUM!!

Oh, and you’ll get 5 extra credit points for participating!

Finally: check out all the amazing student study guides that were turned in as part of our little extra credit project! I got a bunch more this afternoon and I’ll be posting them on our website, so take a look.

You guys are just the best.

Check out this drawing I made!

It can be hard to understand the whole process of female germ cell and follicle development. It’s complicated, and it’s difficult to convey in words. This is one of those times when a picture can be so much more helpful than text.

So I took a stab at making a drawing of what happens to all the germ cells (and their cute little surrounding follicles) over the course of a woman’s lifetime.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

You guys have great ideas for how to put information into a visually appealing and memorable form, as evidenced by all the drawings and tables I’ve been getting for our little extra credit study guide project. I’m learning so much from you!


The exam is posted, but it took a lot of anguish and threats. Sorry for the delay. The password is YoFall2022. Please let me know if you have any issues. I’ll watch for a while for those of you who are starting right now. Thanks for your patience.

An apology and an explanation

I intended to post the exam question breakdown, the sample exam questions, and the other information about the exam over the weekend, but that didn’t happen – and I want to apologize and explain why I didn’t get those things done earlier. A very close friend of mine, who had been sick for quite a while, and suffering a lot the past few weeks, finally passed away – and although we knew it was coming, that didn’t seem to make it any easier when it finally happened.

I have a handful of student emails from the past few days in my inbox, and I am sorry I haven’t gotten to them yet. I have two meetings in the morning that I can’t miss – but I will answer those emails, and any others that come in, as soon as I’m free.

Thank you for your patience.