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    Nov 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is incorporates fun by putting labs in the course and challenges students to research topics for discussions. The professor is also understanding and always there to help, as well as the students.

    Course highlights:

    For one thing, I learned how to structure a formal lab report containing vital information. Also, staying on top of modules and discussions helped to stay organized. Calculations were a big part of this course and it teaches one to read directions and understand the material better.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay focused and organized. Every class hour contains very important information so staying on top of the content is crucial. Also, it is all right to ask questions that way one does not make a mistake.

    • Fall 2017
    • Jessica Kastanek
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The concept of the course is truly fascinating and the teacher is truly helpful in every academic way!

    Course highlights:

    Studying with friends and learning how chemistry worked in our everyday lives.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study and asking questions the moment you don't understand, it will help you in the long run, trust me.

    • Spring 2017
    • Kim Stasiweicz
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    May 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course was thorough, engaging and accessible even for non-Engineering/Science majors. Professor Kim Stasciewicz is the best Chemistry teacher I have had and any inability to understand material is likely due to a lack of capacity rather than a defect in the presentation of material.

    Course highlights:

    Labs were probably the most fun part of this course, though they were also the mos time-intensive part as well.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to succeed in this course you will need to put in the work, there is no way around it. With that in mind here are a few tips: 1. DO THE HOMEWORK!!!-though homework accounts for less than 10% of the final grade-it (and attending class) will determine how well you understand the material and how you do on the tests (which are 36% of the final grade). 2. Prepare for labs WELL in advance. Every lab period (once a week) you will need to not only turn in the experiment summary for the preceding week's lab, but will also need to have your lab notebook prepared for that session's experiment. If your notebook is not prepared you will be asked to leave and labs cannot be made up (generally). You also need to receive a "D" or better in the lab portion to pass the class. 3. USE THE POSTED PRACTICE EXAMS TO STUDY!!!-they are instrumental in judging how prepared you are. Sit down and take the practice exam (I would also time yourself to see how long you take-tests are generally one 1.5 hours long) Professor Stasciewicz is the best Chem professor you could hope for. If you need to take CHE111 or are just interested-her class is a must.

    • Spring 2017
    • Kim Stasiweicz
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments


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