Stony Brook University Secrets for Success in General Chemistry Students often ask us for advice on how to do better in our General Chemistry courses. The undergraduate staff members of the Chemistry Learning Center completed these courses with excellent grades. Here are their secrets, revealed! The Chemistry Learning Center is an important resource for you. It is located in the Chemistry Building, Room 312. In general: Plan to devote 9-12 hours each week to studying chemistry, make a schedule of study times, otherwise you will never put in this much time each week. It just isn’t that much fun! Be sure to get enough sleep, exercise, and good nutrition always, but particularly before exams. Understand the material from each lecture before the next lecture. If you get stuck, get help from your friends and classmates or go to the Chemistry Learning Center . Study for exams by identifying the key ideas and understanding what they mean and how they are used in solving problems. Review all the homework problems and connect them to these ideas.
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