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    May 23, 2016
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    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you do not have any chemistry knowledge and a heavy class-load, I wouldn't recommend taking this course. In my case, it required a lot of studying to do well. What is expected isn't always clear. However, it is interesting and important material. If you do have time to study, it is absoulely doable (we started with over 35 students, I believe, and ended up with 11).

    Course highlights:

    Chemistry is really amazing. Besides the math being a little tricky because of unit conversions, the content is interesting and exciting. Because it covers general, biological, and organic chemistry, the content is continuously engaging. The dimensional analysis method we learned has already come in handy in my pre-nursing courses. I am really grateful for that element of this course!

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    It depends on previous exposure to chemistry, I suppose. If you are like me and have none prior to taking this course, but you do not have time to study- you probably want to delay taking this course. Questions on the exams and in the homework can only be completed if you read the book, further clarify content online or with a tutor, and ask the professor to elaborate on anything that isn't "clicking" (this prof. will attempt to help you understand, he's in the class early to ask questions, too!). Attending lectures is critical for success, but the course material requires outside knowledge acquired through (in my case) diligent studying. It is absolutely doable, however time consuming!

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    • Fred Chambers
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    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading

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