This class was tough.
The class offered an environment that was very difficult to learn in, because the teacher was not very approachable and seemed to dislike answering students' questions. In addition, students were not given any time to plan before labs, so labs were more of wastes of expensive resources rather than learning experiences. As a result, chemistry came off as an impossible subject to learn and quickly became my least favorite subject that year.
The class consisted of lectures, labs, daily homework, quizzes, tests, and presentations. The lectures were somewhat entertaining since my teacher tried to crack jokes, but the explanations were not at all clear, so it was almost impossible to learn new material. Labs were just wastes of resources because students had no idea about the procedure since they were given no time to prepare. Daily homework was graded on neatness rather than understanding of the content, so I focused more time on beautifying my assignments rather than learning the content through the homework problems. Quizzes and tests were impossible to score well on since I did not understand the content at all. Finally, presentations were not as bad as the other parts of the class, but sometimes the expectations for the presentations were unclear, and my teacher was often unwilling to answer questions.
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Advice for students:
To learn the material, perhaps spending a lot of time reading the textbook, receiving tutoring, or going online are the best methods since the teacher is very unapproachable. Knowing the subject material will probably help you do well in labs (since they are usually applications of the subject material) and tests (since they are based on the subject material), and this way you should get a pretty good grade.