How to get an A+
• Take notes in a notebook. I started the class taking notes on my CHIRP but realized that a notebook was easier to flip through.
• Buy the newest CHIRP (the custom textbook sold by the Undergraduate Chemistry society).
• Pro tip: buy an undergraduate chemistry society membership to get a discount on your lab goggles and lab coat.
• don’t do all the questions in the CHIRP. They’re not worth your time.
• Do the practice midterms.
• Don’t do the extremely old practice exams because the exam format has changed.
• If your learning style doesn’t click with your professor, sit in on another professor’s lectures whose teaching style suits you better.
• Do not stress too much about getting clicker questions wrong. Clicker questions are worth little in the grand scheme of things.
• If you’re having trouble understanding from CHIRP, use online resources.
You have to buy the
Sharp EL-510RNB Engineering/Scientific Calculator because you’re not allowed to use any other calculator on the midterms or final.
• Do your pre lab at least the night before. The stress of doing the pre lab a hour before it is due is not fun
• Take pre lab quizzes seriously.
• Listen carefully to your TA’s suggestions on how to do your lab report.
• ERASABLE PENS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND. I wish someone told me to use them so I didn’t have to awkwardly cross things out. Chem labs are pen only so if you make mistakes, you’re not allowed to use whiteout. Game over friends.
• On that note, you must use black or blue pen. I love colourful pens but pink or orange or purple pens do not belong here.
I personnally used Pilot 0.5 mm but any erasable pens will do
Suggested professor: Dr Zachary Hudson