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  • Average Rating

    3.8/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
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  • Course Difficulty

    • Easy 0%

    • Medium 67%

    • Hard 33%

  • Top Course Tags

    Many Small Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Always Do the Reading

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    Jul 18, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is a very challenging course, however it is so very interesting to learn about how molecules and compounds work!

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed naming compounds. Once learning the IUPAC rules, it is really fun naming them.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    I would not take this class with other science courses unless you're really great in math and science overall. If math and science is not your strong suit, I would high recommend getting a tutor.

    • Summer 2016
    • Annie Bruns
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Jun 14, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would totally recommend this course to students who are trying to get back into that Chemistry vibe. This class covers all the basics of chemistry, such as conversions from moles to grams and different properties of the periodic table. It is very helpful if you have some knowledge of Chemistry, such as taking Chemistry in high school. This class runs through lessons a lot faster so it helps to have an idea of what is being talked about. All this information becomes very helpful if someone is continuing on taking more advance Chemistry classes.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were the elements of the periodic table, how to read the periodic table, and the conversion from moles to grams. Those I believe were the big umbrella under the other lessons that were taught. Knowing those basics did help with a lot of the lessons that we learned. For example, later on in the course we had a lot of conversion problems and knowing the basics did help me a lot. Even though I had some background knowledge, I did learn a lot of new things. I learned about the different biomolecules and how they connect to form polymers either through hydration or dehydrated, which is the adding or removing of water. This course taught me a lot of new things that will help me in my future chemistry classes.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You have to be committed to attend every class because each class is a new topic plus there are clicker quiz questions everyday. Participation is kind of like an essential part of this course. Taking notes and reviewing them that same day will help you learn the material a lot faster and it will help you when it comes to taking the exams. Also, going to office hours is the best thing you can do for yourself, whether you understand the material or you don't. It is great help before exams or before the homework is due. Even though the homework is short, you shouldn't wait till last day to turn it in, incase you have any questions about it.

    • Spring 2016
    • Rachel Small
    • Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    May 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    During high school I took chemistry and AP chemistry, but none of those classes helped me understand chemistry like this class. Rachel is excellent when it comes to explaining difficult topics and making it easier to comprehend. I feel like I really didn't fully understand a lot of the concepts until I took her class.

    Course highlights:

    I was able to get a full understanding of all the basics of chemistry. If chemistry is a tough subject for you, this would be the best class to take to really comprehend the contents of the course.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    She makes her test extremely easy. She doesn't throw trick questions or anything, just come to class and pay attention and you will do well! She does have weekly online homework problems that can throw you for a loop sometimes, but for the most part it's not bad.

    • Spring 2016
    • Rachel Small
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments

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