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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course provides the basic building blocks to higher sciences and teaches the fundamentals of Chemistry through lab, online application, and lectures. It's ideal for anyone who is looking for a challenging, yet rewarding science. It always depends on the instructor but chemistry is a "right or wrong" type course. There is no ambiguity about the topics or solutions so students don't walk in circles around a concept. This course isn't an easy one though, it requires time and dedication but in the end that "A" goes a long ways in improving your academic merit.
This course teaches the basics of the elements and their properties, chemical bonds, types of reactions, chemical compounds, balancing equations, and other elementary level skills required to advance in any science track. There is a lot of memorization (depending on the instructor) and math involved - basic multiplication and division. Stoichiometry is probably the most challenging concept to understand, but once that is solid, the rest of the course and content should be a breeze.
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While everyone does have their own individual studying habits, an effective method for me was highlighting the main points in the textbook and rewriting the formulas to memorize. The textbook is full of many, often lengthy, facts that just branch off the main topic; and while those are just as important to learn they can make it harder to single out main ideas. Listen to your instructor's lecture and form a judgement on what facts can be left out. Rewriting formulas from the text can help focus on application of the formula and memorize it. Maybe even set aside a sheet that contains all the formulas needed on the test and make a study guide.