This class was tough.
Dr. Wiegand isn't always on track with the lecture schedule, so be prepared to do a lot of self studying. She also likes to throw "curve balls" (her words, not mine) on tests, so I recommend studying with quality, not quantity. As the last course of the general chemistry series, the final consists of multiple choice questions from the American Chemical Society, so be prepared to study for the final exam with practice exams found on the ACS website. the ACS test also includes material from CHEM 142 and 152. For my class Wiegand counted those questions as bonus points on the exam.
I had a great TA, Abbie Ganas, who had previously taught the course with Wiegand before, so she was able to give us pointers and good study material for exams. My section ended up having the highest average for the entire class. I highly recommend a section with her if she's still a TA. The only thing I've end up remembering from the class is the introductory organic chemistry, since I am planning on going on to organic chemistry classes in the future.
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Advice for students:
Don't slack off on ALEKS. Utilize study groups, you and your classmates are all suffering together. Don't be afraid to go to your TA or professor office hours. BE PREPARED FOR LABS!!!!! Dr. Wiegand also follows the textbook pretty closely so have a copy of the textbook and READ IT BEFORE LECTURES. The practice problems in the book are also very helpful.