This class was tough.
The goal of freshmen college courses is not only to teach you the subject, it is also to teach you how to learn. Taking General Chemistry at first seemed pointless to me until I realized this. Stains is a great professor who makes the subject exciting and fun, and although I probably won't use my chemistry knowledge in my career, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
As a freshmen in college, you will be surprised at how different it is from high-school! My highlight for this course is my change in study habits. In high-school I didn't need to study much, and for my first Chemistry Exam I did not expect a 64%! This course changed my study mentality and I improved my scores for the next tests. On the second exam I got an 85%, and on the third I got a 98%! This improvement is the highlight of this course for me. I learned how to study hard and not to overestimate myself.
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Advice for students:
Study hard from the start, don't underestimate the course like I did! If you do get a bad grade on your first exam like me, just know that it's not over. You can definitely get an A in the class by working hard at the next exams and the final!