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CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I

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    RAMAKER, Daly, JudeAbanulo, Cahill,C, DBhattacharya, Eisen,L, Abanulo,J, Gilmore,S, Miller,J, Miller,Houston, Wagner,M, Claire Besson, LakeishaMcClary
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    Mar 02, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class is a tragedy. The professor doesn't speak English, the material is far too challenging, and the test set up is absolutely ridiculous.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that I will never EVER be a chemist. I learned information about molecular geometry and light but she skipped over the basics so I know nothing concrete.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't take it. Stay away. Take a different professor. Take a different class if it is for GPAC. If you are a major, god bless your soul.

    • Fall 2015
    • Claire Besson
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours A Few Big Assignments
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    Jul 22, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor McClary is a strong believer in the initial weed-out class. Everyone I know studied very, very hard for each of her exams, but most people averaged in the 50s. I had a 53 exam average, did all of the homework, and had an A in the labs, and came out with a B- overall. Take comfort that there is a curve in the class, but McClary doesn't tell you what it is until you get your final grade.

    Course highlights:

    The lab was easy if you payed close attention to the details. I learned the importance of going to all of study sessions and open hours with the professors and TAs. I also did end up learning a decent base in chemistry.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely do the assigned homework as you are supposed to. There is a way to run through the questions without reading the chapters, but her exams are closely linked to the questions. Read the textbook and make sure you can answer the questions on your own eventually. Also, make sure to do the practice tests! They are almost identical to the actual exams, but you need to pay attention to the differences. The questions are so similarly worded that people have answered the question assuming it is like the practice test, but they actually had a different version of the question. Do the labs at the open hours with the TAs. They are tricky, and it is really nice to have someone to ask questions.

    • Fall 2016
    • LakeishaMcClary
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 10, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you have a solid enough background in chemistry, McClary is an okay teacher. She expects you to know a lot and can be kind of harsh.

    Course highlights:

    This course definitely taught me how to study, but it was like being thrown to the wolves first semester freshman year. If you can, wait until sophomore year to start chem.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to have a game plan in your head for everything ahead of time, and be able to time manage very well for this.

    • Fall 2016
    • LakeishaMcClary
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments

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