This class was tough.
IF you're a pre-med student and you are 100% sure you are going to go into the medical field, take Lavelle over any other professor. He will be the professor to best prepare you for the MCAT. If you're unsure about it or if you're not very good at chemistry, either seek additional tutoring or don't take the class. Also, Khan Academy is you're friend for this class.
Lavelle can be interesting, but mostly only if you're actually interested in the subject. He does help prepare you for the next courses and for the MCAT if you're serious about being pre-med.
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Advice for students:
For each new section you begin, Lavelle gives you a sheet of paper that includes all the problems from the textbook he believes will be useful for the midterm and final exams. It may seem like a lot of work but do as many of these problems as you can without looking at the answers. Being familiar with the equations and terminology will be extremely helpful for the exams.