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Great Intro to the Subject
This class was tough.
GenChem was the hardest class that I took my freshman year. I came in from doing fairly well in my high school Chemistry class and even enjoying it, though it was hardly comparable to what I did in college. I hated it and I wasn't good at it, and this class is a pretty effective way of discovering whether or not a science extensive field is right for you. For this reason entirely is the only reason I would recommend it if you aren't Pre Med.
I honestly don't recall much of anything from this course, save for a couple of general concepts. The sooner I get rid of my books the better.
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Advice for students:
I would recommend dedicating entire days to this course. That is, work on nothing else besides Chemistry on that day and take thorough notes (though this is a pretty universal piece of advice). I never advise all-nighters, but if they help, go for it before an exam.