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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Dec 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Keren-Aviram provides students with a challenging but fulfilling course that introduces the fundamentals of chemistry. She is very accommodating to those willing to work and study diligently, and provides multiple resources to study from, both online and from the textbook. The class also consists of weekly labs that last three hours, which should be ample time to comprehend instructions and complete the assigned tasks.

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed learning how to do stoichiometry and balance chemical equations. I also gained a much better understanding of the periodic table and how to distinguish its elemental categories. In addition, I developed the essential skill of abiding to the rules of significant figures when adding, subtracting, dividing, or multiplying equations in order to ensure absolute accuracy, and continued to apply these rules in all of our labs. One of the final competencies I developed in chemistry 121 was how to design three-dimensional molecular models, while understanding the significance of each constituent part of the design in relation to the specific molecule.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You must pay very close attention in class, and it would behoove you to reread what you learned either through the lecture notes or your textbook. It's also paramount that both you and your lab partner complete the pre-labs before entering class, and understand the parameters of each experiment beforehand. Also, I would suggest completing the online sapling assignments sooner rather than later. Not only will this help embed imperative concepts and algorithms in your mind, but it will also alleviate any impending stress you may encounter in the days prior to the next midterm. In turn, you'll be able to allot more time reviewing the material without an additional homework assignment to complete.

    • Summer 2016
    • Keren- Aviram
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    Dec 16, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It is a course that demands a lot of work, but the work is not difficult, especially if you have a proficient background in basic science and math. The instructor provides plenty of study resources to make this course as intuitive as possible.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight came at the end of the quarter, when we learned about some principles of stoichiometry. It was a topic I was not very familiar with, and the balancing of chemical reactions was very fun.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to work a lot, but the work is not extremely difficult. Pay attention in class and keep up on all of the homework and you will succeed in the class.

    • Winter 2015
    • Keren- Aviram
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    Aug 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is a great way to understand complex concepts of Chemistry in a non intimidating environment. Professor Dunn is a very sweet woman who has interesting ways of teaching concepts. Some you will like more so than others, however, her interactive teaching style creates a platform for success in the classroom.

    Course highlights:

    The thing I remember most about this class was the handbook that was created by Dunn that went along with her lectures and course material. This included everything you needed from notes to resources to answer keys. This course covered a wide variety of material and even made stoichiometry a learnable concept.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to learn things in a different way and to interact with a lot of your classmates. Do no think it will be an easy A class, and do not sell yourself short thinking you cannot accomplish the task at hand.

    • Winter 2015
    • Dunn
    • Great Intro to the Subject


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