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University of Waterloo

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CHEM 266

Organic Chemistry

Added by Anonymous on 2005-01-21 01:20:00

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Jacky Cheng - 2014-07-21 02:51:28
B Fall 2012 J. Goll
I actually found this to be easy. Biochemistry was harder, IMO (due to the prof). I find that people who say organic hard either don't understand the mechanisms or don't practice enough. Yes, the midterm average is low, and it probably will be when you take it. However, even the profs mention that you should NOT memorize the mechanisms. There are a lot of reactions, but if you understand what's happening, you WILL realize the reactions you learn post-midterm are a modification of the general reactions you learn pre-midterm. Perhaps Chemistry isn't your strong suit. That's more of a reason to PRACTICE your mechanisms every chance you get. Do this (and attend office hours if you have questions), and you will do well
wcccheng - 2011-04-06 12:57:42
Lets see.. the class average so bad that there was an option for 100% final exam. Meaning your final grade is your final exam. Forsey tries every single possible way to trick you on exams. The multiple choice options are options that students will choose if you make a mistake. That means if you don't know your stuff perfectly and make mistakes, your likely gonna choose wrong answer. Oh yea, and half the class dropped the course after midterm due to obvious reasons.
ChrisAdair - 2010-12-20 20:30:45
The guy who said this course is easy compared to 264 clearly didn't take this course. Yes, it's multiple choice but they put trick answers on there on purpose. Honestly, I recommend 264, that way you understand the mechanisms completely and know what you're doing. They fly through material in this course... midterm average: 55%... there is a 25% failure rate for the course. My final exam was worth 100% of my mark since the midterm didn't go so well... such a bird course.., not!
xBiochemistx - 2010-07-19 15:34:13
Compared to chem 264, this course is extremely easy with its multiple choice tests and exams.
JDM - 2009-12-23 01:29:53
T.R.O.L.L. This course was very difficult. Each section built on the last, so if you didn't understand the first part, then you were kind of messed up for the rest of course. 25% Midterm 5% Online quizzes 70% exam (some years 67% exam and 3% bonus if you use clickers) Good luck if you have it
Anonymous - 2009-10-18 00:20:10
twitsface - 2009-10-08 21:44:35
Anonymous - 2009-06-17 21:15:44
It's not bird at all. Everyone I've talked to said it's the hell course of chemistry. Obvious trolling.

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