Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Ruder tries to make learning organic chemistry easier and the videos she uploads to youtube as well as the class assignments that are done in class are really help learning the material. That said, in order to prepare for the ACS I really recommend using another source in order to test whether or not you actually grasp the material, preferably at the same time you are learning the material.
The highlight of this course was learning in a group environment as opposed to slogging along on my own.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
You need to study the overall mechanisms as outlined in the class assignments, do the homework, and use a source outside of class in order to test whether or not you are grasping the material.