This class was tough.
I would most definitely recommend the course especially if science is something you are passionate about as I am. This course challenges you in a positive way and requires that you apply basic science material learned in previous years. If you aren't interested in science this course will be even harder than it already is.
The highlight of taking this course is that you learn the name of 30 polyatomic ions because once you have learned them you will begin to notice how often you see those names or even just the elements and now you're able to understand what they are. My favorite thing I learned throughout the course was balancing equations. In middle school I learned the basics of balancing but we went so much more into detail looking at decomposition, synthesis, single replacement, and double replacement.
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Advice for students:
The first step to succeeding in this course is to review the notes taken from the class before to refresh your mind. We are also given UT homework online that helps apply the material learned in class, this is also like eduweb labs. Another thing that is most beneficial is when learning the elements and polyatomic ions is to make flashcards and review them even if you know them to make sure they stay fresh in your mind because you will always need those throughout the course.