How to Do Well In Orgo

How to Do Well In - How to Do Well In Orgo Collected Advice by James Ashenhurst From http/.com/how-to-do-well-in-orgocollected-advice The course

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How to Do Well In Orgo: Collected Advice: by James Ashenhurst From: http://masterorganicchemistry.com/2010/10/11/how-to-do-well-in-orgo- collected-advice/ The course syllabus is that sheet of paper you get on the first day of class that explains what the grading scheme is, the course content, contact information for the instructor, and so on. For most courses this is pretty standard. What makes organic chemistry course syllabi distinctive is that they are often accompanied by a short expository essay from the instructor, entitled something like “Advice on How to Do Well in Organic Chemistry”. It starts with “No doubt you have heard horror stories about this course…” and goes from there. Depending on how many times the instructor in question has seen students make a particular type of mistake, a considerable proportion of the essay may be written in BLOCK CAPITALS. The reason, of course, is that many of these instructors have seen students make the same mistakes year after year and are trying to emphasize their importance. I actively search for and collect these types of essays. I thought it would be worthwhile to go through as many of these as I could find and summarize the collected advice. What are the patterns? What are the most common words of advice from instructors in the trenches, who’ve had experience with thousands upon thousands of students over the years? For the 25 “How to do well in organic chemistry” essays that I’ve looked through, here’s the breakdown of the most common words of wisdom:
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Most common advice on “What to do”: 1. Do problems ( 22 ). No other area of advice was stressed as much or had a higher BLOCK CAPITAL FACTOR (BCF) than the advice to “do problems.” This shouldn’t be surprising: this is what is tested for in your midterms and exams. Some of the quotes:
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course CHEM 333 taught by Professor Lavigne during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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