There are several things that you should think about or start to organise before you arrive:
Students taking BL1101 Biology 1 require regular access to these principal texts:
- Biology (8th or 9th edition) by Campbell, Reece & Mitchell
- Practical Skills in Biology (4th edition) by Jones, Reed & Weyers
- Asking Questions in Biology (3rd edition) by Barnard, Gilbert & McGregor
- The Double Helix by James D. Watson
Copies of these texts are available on short-term loan from the University Library, and a pack containing all four is available in the University Bookstore in St Andrews.
It is highly recommend that you obtain at the least your own copy of the The Double Helix in order to refer to it while writing your essay.
Secondhand copies are definitely acceptable and the BioSoc has a second-hand book sale in Week 1.