This class was tough.
Dr. Bailey knows chemistry. She is straightforward and has helpful power points throughout the lectures. She highlights the important topics in red and she prepares you for the exams. She also puts up practice tests online with the answer key about a week before the actual exam. She is very approachable and helpful when you need help. Along with being approachable and helpful, she is very friendly as well. The only way to get on her bad side is if you don't come to class, are disruptive, and basically aren't putting effort into the course but what professor wouldn't be upset about those things? The class is tough, don't get me wrong, but she makes the course interesting and wants you to succeed.
Dr. Bailey makes the course as applicable to our daily lives which is very helpful if you do not understand a certain topic. My favorite part was probably learning about the galvanic cells. The drawing is simple to set up and it is very useful when you have to do all the equations. Another highlight was the last unit when we were doing an intro to organic chemistry. It was a lot of information but very fascinating!
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Advice for students:
You have to study the material if you want to succeed in the course. I finished with an A but that is because I went to her office several times to ask questions or to ask her to clarify something to make sure I was on the right track. Pay attention to the labs because most of them can help you prepare yourself for the exam coming up. Dr. Bailey gives good and fairly quick feedback so do not be afraid to ask her a question rather it is in her office or through email.