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CHEMISTRY 1210 General Chemistry 1

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    • Profile picture
    Aug 17, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Statler is a good professor and quite entertaining. He made it very interesting to go to class and pay attention. His experiments were fun, and helped to better understand concepts if you are a visual learner like myself. Make sure to study hard though because lectures alone aren't enough to learn all the material.

    Course highlights:

    The experiments that Statler does in class were always entertaining. He keeps it interesting and keeps you awake. I learned a lot about chemistry, but one of the most important things I learned was the importance of studying to do well in my classes. This class was good, but it is very hard to do well in it if you rely too heavy on just the lectures. You have to spend time doing the homework and reviewing lectures and the book in order to do well.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I mentioned this earlier, but study outside of class a lot. You can't expect to just show up to class and get through the homework to do well. It pays big dividends in this class to pay attention in class, but also to make sure you understand the homework problems, review notes, and read the textbook.

    • Fall 2014
    • JEFFREYSTATLER
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments Meetings Outside of Class
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    Jul 05, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I thought the material was very useful, especially as a science major. However, I felt that much of the materials were not presented very well or very clearly, and frequently questions were given that were too difficult for the students' understanding. Specifically, new topics would be introduced, but the first question given on the new topic would be at a level two or three classes beyond our understanding, according to the professor.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights for me were learning about the electron configurations of atoms, which affects almost every aspect and characteristic of an atom, including its placement on the periodic table. I learned about the relationship between pressure and temperature and the behaviours of atoms, all of which I found fascinating.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Use all the materials you can, including YouTube videos and qualified tutors. This class is difficult but not impossible. Don't lose patience. Just work hard!

    • Spring 2017
    • David Thomas
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Jan 02, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    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.

    Course highlights:

    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.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    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.

    • Fall 2016
    • Atwood
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts

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