This class was tough.
Mr. Gross truly prepared the class for IB Chemistry. HE always planned the course work to directly align with the work requirements of IB Chemistry. Examples of all of the homework problems could easily be found in the section that was associated the question. Furthermore all of the tests where summative, this meant that I you preformed poorly on only type of question you would be given the opportunity to have a similar question on the next test so that you could see how much you had improved.
Throughout the class I learned about the common everyday and industrial application of many chemical processes. We were given a large amount of time to refine our laboratory skills in the conduction of experiments, which often required thirty minutes to an hour of background research which would not only fascinate us but fill us with more ambition to learn more.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you take notes during any and all lectures. If you don't you will find yourself struggling to remember content. Also if you don't understand the material taught on a particular day make sure to ask plenty of questions. Just like any time when you would ask a question, knowing what you do not understand will be the quickest way to learn the information that you didn't know before. Lastly work with your classmates, they can only help you understand the material better through teaching. Even if you think that you understand the content take the time to help someone else.