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    Jul 18, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    For biology majors this course is required. I highly recommend Dr. Payton-Stewart as a lecture and/or drill teacher. She is one of the best. Everyone always dreads organic chemistry and Payton-Stewart does a great job of trying to help the student break down the course. She brings you to the water however cannot make you drink, so my advice for organic is do exactly as she says and put the work in.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a ton of mechanisms, how different predicaments can affect a product, the different structures of molecules and how if it's structured a certain way it can affect the problem. Organic Chemistry teaches you patience, and to pay attention to detail.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    STUDY STUDY STUDY! Don't go into organic with a negative attitude. Nothing is easy it takes much practice and discipline.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Payton-Stewart
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Morgan is EXCELLENT at explaining difficult concepts. Organic chemistry is a tough subject but with a good instructor, or drill instructor in this case, you can succeed.

    Course highlights:

    The most important thing this course taught me is how to effectively study. I was able to breeze through my previous chemistry classes without much studying. Organic made me carve out at least two hours a day for studying and not just reading notes, actually pacing the floor with notes in my hands saying chemical reactions out loud, using the model kit to produce the reactions, making flashcards, etc.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    READ THE REACTION SECTIONS OF THE BOOK. I would not recommend reading the book for any science class preceding organic chemistry, but reading this book is the only way to get through the course. There is too much crammed into one class to learn it all right then. When you are studying, go to the section where it summarizes all the reactions and write and re-write the reactions over and over. Then go to the actual chapter and read the explanations on how the reaction actually proceeds.

    • Spring 2016
    • Morgan
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    May 23, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I wouldn't recommend it to take as a 'fun' class because it is incredibly challenging. Not only must one discipline him or herself to sit down and learn any given material (in a week), one must continue to review all reactions, conditions, and results because things can often build upon something previously taught.

    Course highlights:

    I did learn how to predict products, propose syntheses, and give mechanisms. This is useful information for any student who'd has ambitions to take the MCAT. Determine NMR spectra was semi fun because it was like a puzzle; we were given different properties and had to figure out the little pieces of each property. Once we had our pieces determined, we then had to connect them in the correct order to make the right compound.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The material itself is not hard. Be prepared to focus and review notes, text, and quizzes often. Review often is the key point, and be sure to stay on top of material. It is easy to fall behind.

    • Spring 2016
    • Morgan
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates


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