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    Go to Office Hours

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Many Small Assignments

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    Jun 24, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    My professor is amazingly knowledgeable in the subject matter. She wrote the book for the course! She's very willing to answer questions, and is extremely sweet.

    Course highlights:

    The professor always made class interesting. I remember that she had an in class demonstration almost every day that we had lecture, which made understanding the course concepts a lot easier.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    DO NOT SKIP CLASS. I learned that the hard way. There are I-clicker questions and those are a decent portion of your grade. Also, no matter how well you think you can prepare for tests on your own, going to lectures will never hurt.

    • Fall 2014
    • PatriciaAmateis
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours
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    Jun 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Amatais was very, very helpful and quite invested in her students success. She made sure we knew about study groups, individual tutoring options, and review sessions; sending out emails sometimes daily. I really enjoyed the class a lot more with her at the front of the class.

    Course highlights:

    One thing I really liked about this course were the many opportunities for help and assistance with the class. More than just learning about chemistry, I learned how to overcome my fear of asking questions in a large lecture. I learned to humble myself and to take advantage of the free tutoring offered. But most of all, I learned that the higher amount of work you put into something, the better the outcome will be.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    To students considering this course, I would say, don't expect to be able to slack off for any time at all. This course moves full throttle from day one. That being said, as long as you don't put off doing the assignments, you won't feel overwhelmed.

    • Fall 2015
    • Amatais
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments

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