Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Reviews on RateMyProfessor are misleading. Professor Atwood is a great teacher. This course covers the basics of Chemistry in a very effective way, but the textbook is terrible. Google is your friend. The class is very interactive and most of what you do will be working on clicker questions.
When professor Statler comes in to give a demonstration, you should be excited. Usually, there is fire involved. Professor Atwood is also pretty funny, you just have to appreciate chemistry to get his jokes.
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Advice for students:
NEVER skip class unless you have to. You get points every day from answering clicker questions, and the textbook is not good enough to teach you what you need to know. You'll end up googling a lot of things that simply aren't to be found inside it. Raise your hand and participate. Often. It may be scary to do so in a big room full of people, but the professor will never put you down and he greatly appreciates participation. Also, collaborate (when you're not instructed to do something on your own) with your classmates. Chemistry as a science can be punishing on small math mistakes, so always write down your steps and compare answers.