*General Ecology – BIOL 3700 Pre-exam example questions sets*

*I strongly urge every BIOL 3700 student to work through all of the following pre-exam example questions. Although the example question sets are not graded, these exercises provide important learning opportunities, and working through them will be essential for your success in this class. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:*

- Work through each problem set on your own, without looking at the answers first.
- Make sure you understand all variables of the equations, the given information, and what the question is asking for before jumping into it. Next, work each problem out, and practice drawing and explaining all parts of all of the graphs wherever graphs are requested.

- Check your answers for each question against the keys. If correct, proceed to the next question; if wrong, go back and try to get the correct answer on the question at hand, without looking at the details of the answer (e.g. check the final answer first, rather than reading all the steps).
- As a final resort, look through the detailed steps provided in the answer key for the question. Try and pinpoint the step(s) that are not clear to you.
- Seek help from your classmates and instructor on any questions that you do not understand, or have trouble answering.

Some questions may not have answers in the key. If this is the case, meet with the instructor to obtain answers and any clarification necessary.

Also, please start working on these problems as soon as they become available. I will add the link for each set of questions and answers below on the same day that we hold the lecture for the corresponding topic. For more details, see the Course Schedule on the home page or the printable syllabus.

**Example questions set #1**

**Example questions set #2**

**Example questions set #3**

**Example questions set #4**