This class was tough.
This course was about research and depending on the professor you pick for research will depend on how much work you have to do. This course teaches you the fundamental of chemistry research in a laboratory setting. You do your experiments, record it in your lab notebook, go to meetings to present your findings, and at the end of the semester, you give a 15 minute presentation on your research.
The highlights of this course was being treated like a scientist and not a student. Dr. Gadda was the lab supervisor and we were doing research on enzymes, their active sites, and substrates. I learned that you have to have patience when doing research because your experiments will not always go according to plan. Sometimes you can get frustrated because of the results are not what you expect. Also, you must know how, what, and why are you doing the experiments because the professor can ask you the tough questions during the meetings.
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Advice for students:
Always do your research at home and look up terminologies that you don't understand. Start on your paper as soon as possible because it must me ACS certified. Also when you understand your research, you will have an easier time presenting your research at the end of the semester. Don't be too wordy on your powerpoint, upload pictures and charts, but explain it in a way where regular people can understand. Also, have at least 5 references on your final report.