Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Ths course taught me the skills needed to develop a reaction scheme for the synthesis of a molecule. Professor Linton continually pushed me to ask "why" a certain step in a reaction scheme would/would not work. He pushed me to be a better student in all aspects of my achaemic endevours, not only in chemistry.
The highlights of this course are the development of a students ability to synthesize a molecule in a novel fashion, in addition to the ability to decipher a molecule from a NMR spectra. Beyond the normal topics covered in an organic chemistry 2 class, Professor Linton always provides examples on how the reactions being studied in class can be used to synthesize molecules students encounter in everyday life, such as aspirin.
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Advice for students:
If you are confused by the material in class go to his office hours, he does an excellent job of leading you to the answer of your own question.