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    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

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    Oct 03, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Aside from trying to keep up with my professor's espresso talking for him at 9am (in a good and enthusiastic way of course), this class prepared me for the dark days of organic chemistry which im taking now. The class is just enough rigor to help pull information from high school review, and establish new generic information to prepare you for your four years of college. I know people who wish they took it at the beginning of their college careers instead of waiting because as all subjects, it only gets harder the further you go along.

    Course highlights:

    One of the main plus sides to this course is that it's a flip styled course, meaning that the readings and materials are learned on your own time on your own means rather than a professor sitting down and lecturing to you for an hour. If you think about any of the activities you're personally really good at, and how you learned it, 99% of the time it's because of practice. Not because a professor told you how for an hour every Monday Wednesday and Friday. I learned how to take hold of my own education through this class. I also learned the basics of acid-base chemistry, kinetics, and simple periodic trends that allow characterization of the elements.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would say not to be intimidated by the scientific jargon that coexists with chemistry, and if you're interested at all in the sciences, that chemistry is going to be a baseline for that. I would say to always do the readings and practice practice practice! No one's perfect when they first go into chemistry, not even well seasoned chemists! Science is an everlasting evolving study, and it's the drive for solving that mystery that makes chemistry interesting.

    • Fall 2016
    • SHIPMAN
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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