Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I loved this course in every respect- to me, it's the "model course" for what every science course should look like. It was a fair course that drew from multiple areas to determine your final grade: quizzes, exams, class attendance, online homework, recitation homework, lab etc. If I didn't do so well on an exam, I could count on other areas to boost my overall grade. This course's emphasis on physics concepts helped me understand physics in an entirely new way-one in which I didn't resent the topic, but learned to appreciate it and its application in my life. I'd highly recommend to anyone!
This course emphasizes group activity/collaboration, and I liked that I never felt alone in the learning process. We worked together to reach deep levels of understanding, and were often graded on our work, and how well thought out our ideas were. It's clear to me that this course valued learning, and, as such, it was really refreshing to take a science course like this one.
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Advice for students:
Sit with hard-working people on your first day of recitation, and your first day of lab. It'll make a difference not only in the grade you earn by the end of the semester, but how much you actually learn, too.