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CHEM G180 General Chemistry A

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    MarkA.Souto, MarkS.Fraser, Bruce.Jeffcoach, ALMY, James Almy
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    Jun 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of chemistry. This class was a requirement for my major and Professor Almy’s passionate lectures and thorough explanation of complex topics made it an enjoyable class to take. The way this class is structured makes the transition from one topic to the next makes the material easy to understand. I would highly recommend taking this course for anyone majoring in the sciences.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course were the demonstrations at the end of each day. For me, it was easy to do the reading and homework but at times the concepts were hard to visualize. For example, one of my favorite demonstrations was when Professor Almy submerged a 20-dollar bill in a mixture of water and alcohol and then ignited it. The money didn’t char or burn which was amazing. This demonstrates a principle of combustion and miscibility we had learned during lecture and it was amazing seeing a demonstration that applies these principles.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Chemistry can be a challenging subject if you allow it to be. My advice is to allocate the appropriate time to preview the material, ask questions during class, be engaged, study after class, and see the professor during office hours if you need additional clarification. If you build rapport with any of the other students I would suggest making a small study group that way you can feed off of their knowledge.

    • Spring 2015
    • James Almy
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Sep 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend because he is thorough! He does make it more challenging than it needs to be but this is to be expected of a higher level science course.

    Course highlights:

    He goes above and beyond to explain concepts and uses a lot of analogies to explain complicated concepts.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    study ahead of time and ask a lot of questions

    • Summer 2016
    • ALMY
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend a class like this. Learning won't even feel like the way its stereotypical supposed to feel. Although it does require hard work and good study skills.

    Course highlights:

    I learned to be patient with not only the subjects, but with myself. if someone doesn't make much sense at first, keep trying and take good notes!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would say to push through anything and everything thrown at you. With persistence and responsibility, you can make it.

    • Summer 2016
    • Bruce.Jeffcoach
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Competitive Classmates

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