Welcome to 115a Advanced General Chemistryhttp://www-scf.usc.edu/~chem115/Lecture & Lab: Prof. Anna KrylovTechnology:Dr. Bruno HerrerosSI leader: Oliver GantzToday:-Introduction;-Course coverage;-Homework, quizzes, exams, grading, etc...Start with “The Atom in Modern Chemistry”Read Chapter 1; Sections 1-2
•Teach the general chemistry you will need in future courses.• Develop logical analysis and problem solving and study skills you need in College•Enhance scientific literacy on chemistry issues•Expose you to laboratory manipulations and experimentation.•Introduce you to current research topics related to material•Prepare you for the MCAT’s, DAT’s, GRE’s etc.To succeed you need to:• Develop consistent study skills• Learn time management• Do all assignments on time• Not fall behindGoals of Chem 115a
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Important Study Habits-attend all lectures- do not fall behind- 1 h of lecture -- > 3 h of home study - do homework and quiz questions independently and on time - problem solving skills -> practice in writing; do not memorize- ask and answer questions in class, use clickers- come to office hours (Prof's, TA's, SI's) - attend SI sessions- attend review sessions