This class was tough.
Organic Chemistry is the first time you get to do real chemistry! Specifically the second semester (310) is where you've learned how to speak OChem and can now start to learn the uses. Dr Warner spends so much time making sure you understand things, so when he offers Saturday lectures, GO TO THEM!!
The highlights were the development of methods to be able to do well on the tests. Dr Warner walks you through, not just the mechanisms, but also the thought process for organic synthesis. I learned that sometimes you don't need to memorize the best methods, just memorize a few methods really well so that you can use those strengths to get where you need.
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Advice for students:
STUDY! This class's concepts are not difficult. The difficulty is in the breadth of knowledge you will be responsible for at the end of the course. That said, make sure you devote the time properly. This is the first class for future doctors that will fully challenge them, and that is simply because most people don't recognize the time commitment that is necessary to succeed in this class.