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Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Pretty easy, overall.
Simpson is an excellent professor. In a flipped classroom setting, he makes the most of our time in class (approx. 2 hours) and keeps us all engaged by the use of brainstorming, problem solving, and demonstrations. He has a genuine love for chemistry and understands how to communicate complicated work in the way that a student in gen. chem. would understand.
The highlights of this course were problem solving in group settings where team work played a key in making sure all members understood the material for the presentation of problems. With presenters picked at random, it was important for all students to understand the problem completely and thoroughly. In this class we covered chemical kinetics, equilibria, acid-base equilibria, and thermodynamics.
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Advice for students:
In order to receive a good grade in this course it is essential to watch the online videos outside of class. Although they seem tedious, it is well worth the time considering that there is an in class quiz every week. Another key point is to ask questions! If you don't understand something there are plenty of people willing and able to help from other classmates, to TAs, to the professor himself.