This class was tough.
I would recommend this course because it is necessary for many other science courses, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. On the other hand, I feel like we often rushed through important topics, and then belabored subjects that did not reappear on tests.
I particularly enjoyed learning about how different topics in chemistry apply to medicine. Dr. Axe took care to learn what all of her students were majoring in, and then provided models for us that fit our majors (for example, she incorporated medicine into several lectures for us pre-med students).
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Advice for students:
Do not wait until the last day or even the last week to study. You will fail. Read everything (textbook and ppt slides) BEFORE the class when it will be discussed, and make sure you ask any questions immediately, rather than waiting until it's too late. Everything in this class builds on topics before it, so if there's something you don't understand, there's a good chance you won't understand anything later until you get your confusion resolved. In addition, even if you think you're failing, there is a massive curve (as in an F becomes a B-). Make sure you prove to the professor that you're really trying by bringing her questions and going to all office hours. Don't be a kiss-up, but prove that you care about your grade and you're trying your best and diligently studying, and she will help you.