This class was tough.
I highly recommend this course because it challenged me like no other course has before. This was my most difficult class, and Dr. Payne was not afraid to push you to the next level mentally. This class improved my critical thinking, and brought me to the next level as an intellectual. Information in this course will be useful for Organic Chemistry, BioChemistry, and help prepare you for the MCAT.
In this course Chemical Kinetics, Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria, and Thermodynamics had the greatest impact on me. Subjects within these topics challenged me the most, and were very difficult for me. I enjoy challenges, even more, overcoming challenges. I learned to not give up even when I would be studying this material, even until 5am. I learned that hard work and determination will get you to where you want to be and eventually I did understand the material.
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The course was pretty fast pace considering we had a lot to learn in a short amount of time. So I had to learn to take good notes fast. I would recommend writing your notes, and your professors notes in the book on the page of the topic. Also, read and practice every single day. Chemistry is a lot of math, and the best way to understand math is to practice it. Maybe even practice doing problems that are harder than the one's assigned to you. And look to the internet for help! YouTube videos are life savers, and Khan Academy helped me a lot as well. Lastly, read ahead before you go to class so that you have your questions ready. It is better to have some understanding of the material so that you are not lost in class while the professor is explaining and working problems. Plus if you already have your notes written down, you can spend class time listening and just filling in pieces you may have missed on your own. All of this ultimately leads to a better understanding of the subject.