This class was tough.
Unlike other strict, required courses, my Chemistry II class has not definite curriculum. Although this may sound shocking to most and therefore leaving many skeptical of the education received by the students, Mr. Pellissier accommodates to the information that the students themselves want to learn and made sure to relate it to life outside of the classroom, thus helping us stay engaged and excited about the material. He put together labs to go along with what we were learning and was always ready to help when we needed it. I have learned ( and retained ) more information from this class than any other science class I've taken so far.
Most of the subjects we learned about dealt with organic chemistry since it is a relatively dominant in life. However, once we got the basics of the material down, we began to tie it together with how different compounds react and how it related to various other units such as forensic investigations, making alcohol and medicines.
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For this particular class, the simple task of attending could make the difference of an entire letter grade, since many extensive, thought-provoking discussions took place that were crucial to understanding the material. Being able to connect ideas and having an open mind would also drastically improve the extent to which the subject is learned for those considering the course. Although it may be a difficult class overall, it does an excellent job giving students insight as to how the world functions and preparing them for their future science courses in college.