Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Although this was not my favourite course, it is much better than taking AP. Students at UHS are given a choice between Honors and AP Chemistry, and Honors was difficult enough at times that I can't even imagine having taken AP. Additionally, both teachers decided to stop putting as much of an emphasis on teaching partway through the year, and instead have students take notes from the textbook.
While Mr. Woon is intimidating, he does not care about district expectations. About a month from the end of school, I was able to convince him that, instead of taking notes from the textbook, we should do "labs" for the rest of the year. He told me that if I came up with labs, we could do them, so we made soap, slime, and other fun activities loosely related to the subject.
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Advice for students:
Work the system. The grading system makes no sense, and they will always find some points too take off. But, everything is graded on a four point scale, and for every roll of paper towels you bring in, you get a point that you can add to any assignment you want. So, at the beginning of the year, accept that you will get some bad grades, and buy some paper towels from Costco.