How to Make the Grade in Chemistry

One of my hardest classes!
College Freshman
Sierra College, Rocklin, California

This site gave some helpful study techniques for chemistry. Chemistry has been one of my hardest classes. Some of the tips on this site were to 1) read the chapter before lecture 2) make a study group and meet about two times a week, and 3) after lecture rewrite the lecture notes and see if any questions arise.

I totally found the last tip very useful. I thought it was very good because many times we feel like we understand everything until we have to start working out problems and the truth is that many times we do come up with a lot of questions and it's good to get those answered before moving on with the material.

It is really useful - thx
HS Senior
KYD, Hong Kong

It contains different advice from different people. Hence, i can select the most suitable one.

However, since English is not my first language, I can't totally understand what the writer is saying.

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College Sophomore
Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

This article gave great suggestions over-all on helpful ways to achieve a good grade in one of the hardest subjects there is. I, myself, have practice many of these through general chemistry and in my O-chem, and have found what works best for me, which includes: taking good notes from lecture and writing as many example problems as the instructor presents, skim-reading the textbook a couple times to find what I need to know, practicing the material on a daily basis, studying in groups with back-tests if we have them, and spacing out reviews for the test in between other classes. Spacing out study times helps me not to cram right before the test and also reduces my stress. I also agree that it's better to get enough sleep before an exam. Another helpful tip is to have a good breakfast so that you are not hungry and drained while taking the exam:)


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