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    Doubleday, AmandaKriger
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    Always Do the Reading

    Background Knowledge Expected

    Math-heavy

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    Jul 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course is challenging, yet highly rewarding. You have to use your brain, study, and sometimes, get help, but after you understand what is happening, it becomes so enjoyable and you feel so accomplished. Also, the class is very hands on. We were always in the lab so we could see in real life what we had learned on paper. By doing labs, we were able to get a taste of what real chemists do, and by doing lab writeups, we were forced to apply our knowledge to the situation. The people in the class were fantastic also. A bond forms betwen the students because they are all trying their best to get through the class. The students learn to communicate with each other and become willing to stop what they are doing to help a confused classmate who is falling behind. I learned a lot from my peers who understood a concept before I grasped it.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were labs. It was amazing and cool to see what we had learned on paper actually happen in the lab. We got to mix chemicals, make precipitates, make piosonous gas, and so much more. It was exilerating to work with dangerous chemicals and expensive lab equipment. Through this, we learned about the applications of chemistry, as well as proper lab ediquette. The most important lesson I took out of this class was the ability to effectively study and manage my time. This class was not easy. We had to study a lot, even when we did not have an upcoming test. In addition, we had homework that we had to do. I had to learn to manage my time and not procrastinate. It was a lot of work, but when my AP grade came back, and I saw my 5, it was definitely all worth it.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study every night. Even if it is only for 10 minutes and you do not have an upcoming test, study anyway because the night before a test is too late to start cramming everything in. Also, use your resources. This includes your teacher, your book, the internet, and your classmates. Someone else my think of something differently and that could change your whole perspective or allow you to remember it easier. Do not be afraid to ask for help because everyone will at some point throughout the course. Asking for help will allow for good one on one time with the teacher that allows you to ask questions and fully grasp a concept.

    • Fall 2017
    • AmandaKriger
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Meetings Outside of Class
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    Apr 11, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    AP Chemistry is one of the hardest, if not the hardest class offered at my high school. The topics covered can be very complicated and go in depth from everything taught at the Honors level chemistry classes.

    Course highlights:

    If you enjoyed honors chemistry and are genuinely interested in learning more than you'll ever need during high school take this course! Matter, chemical reactions, rates of chemical reactions, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases and tons of other subtopics. This class is helpful if you are interested in physics also, as many topics overlap.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Lots of studying for tests and quizzes. Studying notes the day of class to get a more thorough understanding of what is being taught. Labs are very important, as they help teach hands-on the topics you will be going over. You should have taken a pre-calculus class or equivalent algebra class beforehand. Don't do as I did and take it your senior year because once you figure out what you want to do after high school, you will most likely burn out. The course is incredibly challenging; easily my hardest class of the semester, so be ready to put in some hours! However, this class is extremely rewarding and everyone in my class is glad they took it.

    • Fall 2017
    • AmandaKriger
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours Competitive Classmates
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    Nov 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    While this course was extremely difficult and required lots of memorization, it is my favorite course that I am taking as a senior in high school. We learn not just how to balance oxidation-reduction reactions, but we learn exactly what happens chemically: one substance loses electrons, while another gains electrons. We carried out exciting experiments, and learned lots about science in the real world.

    Course highlights:

    I learned as much as is possible in one year about chemistry. We learned about redox equations, nomenclature, organic chemistry, spectrometry, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, and many other topics. The highlights of this course, however, are in the labs. For example, we dissolved brass in nitric acid, which produces a reddish-brown gas and a solution that changes from clear to green to dark blue (from the copper ions). Although this course is difficult, I would totally recommend it for students who want a challenge and an exciting course

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    For this course, you will need to set aside plenty of time to study and complete lab write-ups. Write-ups make up 50% of the grade, and must be organized and thorough. This course requires a lot of memorization, so students should make and keep plenty of flashcards for studying. Students should also look over notes thoroughly before tests, and do practice problems in the textbook to help solidify concepts.

    • Fall 2016
    • AmandaKriger
    • Math-heavy Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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