How to study and write for Chemistry

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Academic Success Videos: Chemistry
9 strategies to enhance learning and succeed in chemistry. This video also includes the importance of Chem Lab. Note: requires Quick Time to play.
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Chemistry Study Tips
Chemistry requires a Mindset . Then you need to know what to do to master lecture material and how to read these dense textbooks. Of course, there's always homework and studying. Get the hints and tips here.
General Chemistry Study Tips   PDF file PDF file
It's not enough to read the textbook, you have to work through the sample problems, as they arise.
Study Techniques for Chemistry   PDF file PDF file
Common problems faced by all chemistry students! You're not alone! Plus study skills for chemistry. Techniques for Chemistry.pdf
How to Make the Grade in Chemistry
6 chemistry tutors share their best tips for chemistry. All for free!
How to Succeed in Chemistry
Includes how to prepare for labs!
How to Pass Chemistry
Does attitude have anything to do with it? What are the common traps?
10 Ways to Make Chemistry HARD   PDF file PDF file
You probably know five of these already! What about save paper and don't do the set up on problems. That's a good one. Bet you can add some more of your own. Write a review and share some.
How to Study Chemistry
Clear Checklist from the University of Utah includes questioning strategies as well as study habit tips.
Ten ways to pass your next chemistry exam
Only 10?
Chemistry Study Hints
What to do before, during and after the lecture.
Common Student Difficulties in ORGANIC Chemistry
Identifying the difficulties is half the battle. Out of these 9 problems areas are any of these causing you problems?
Golden Rules for ORGANIC Chemistry
"Your goal should be to understand, not memorize organic chemistry. " Now how do I do that? What do you mean understand?
How Well do you do in ORGANIC Chemistry
From one student to another. Get the student's point of view on doing well in Orgo Chem.
The 10 Commandments of Organic Chemistry
#1 "Thou shalt read the directions..." oops! Then add your own commandment for #10.
Advice on organizing your lab notebook for Chemistry   NEW
In the first video, a student gives detailed examples of what to put first in your lab notebook and the detail needed, such as amount and color. She also tells you why the color will be valuable to note in the future. Great tips.
Parts of a lab report   NEW
Video explanations with extensive notes. First video includes introduction, results and discussion. Second video gives a different perspective on discussion.
Some tips on writing lab reports   NEW
Comprehensive tips include Pre-lab report, in-lab responsibility, and Post lab report. Gives specific examples in Chemistry.
Writing your lab report / worksheet   NEW
Get information on why you write in passive voice in a lab report as well as examples of what passive voice is. Best of all, are the examples or incorrect statements how to make them correct
Two examples of a lab report   NEW
Here is ONE lab report, the Bad and the Good! The first example is what NOT to do. The second example is the same content, but what is should look like!!! AMAZING.
Writing in Chemistry Courses
Oh, no. I thought that I was finished writing in Freshman Comp! Now I've got lab reports and critical evaluations, whatever they are.
How to keep a Notebook
Not your usual writing assignment, but still very important, especially in the sciences. See Dartmouth's directions on this.
Sample Chem Lab Notebook
See a REAL example of a Chemistry Notebook. Look at the categories as a way to structure your own lab report.