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CHEMISTRY! (your experience/expertise/suggestions pls)

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No knowledge of chemistry and I'm finding it very difficult. My eyes water when there's too much text on a plain backround, my mind daudles when they explain long, abstract concepts to make a simple point, simply because I have to learn so much stuff just to make sense of it, and I have no way of compounding what I do learn from chemistry to keep it embedded knowledge. Any suggestions....? P.S. don't say aderol and reading glasses, lmao.

Chemistry is hard. I barely passed and even though I passed with a "C" I am grateful that I did pass, I worked very hard and studied lots. There were parts I totally got and others that I just couldn't grip. Hang in there, my school has a science learning center. I was in there many many times, the hard person knew me. My suggest find a good tutor and you will do well.

Chemistry is hard. I barely passed and even though I passed with a "C" I am grateful that I did pass, I worked very hard and studied lots. There were parts I totally got and others that I just couldn't grip. Hang in there, my school has a science learning center. I was in there many many times, the hard person knew me. My suggest find a good tutor and you will do well.

there's none at my campus. just math and english...

As far as a tutor goes, I went to craigslist to the education part and asked for a tutor on there. I had everyone from fresh out of college kids to electrical engineres. I ended up with a great girl, finishing her last semester, that has been so helpful! We meet at the local Barnes & Noble in the coffee shop. It's public and quiet. I pay her $20 for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. www.wyzant.com is a great site. You enter your zip and a list will come up of people in your area. You can also narrow it down by people that can tutor in your subject. They list what there qualifications are and their price. You send them a message via the site and they will get back to you. You can message multiple people w/o having to wait for a response from just one person.

Hope this helps. :)

I totally agree with Wanna B! I barely passed with a "C" and I am so thankful that this class is behind me. I ALWAYS strive for A's and B's, but this "C" looks beautiful!!

As GirlDotson mentioned, I also used Wyzant and found a wonderful tutor. I would see her twice a week PLUS I would go to the tutoring center every Friday. I put in so many hours that I should have gotten a B. It just shows you how hard Chem. is. But I am VERY happy with that C.

Also, don't ever be afraid to talk with your Prof. and let him/her know your concerns.

flysbyemerald08

Specializes in Former CNA &PCT.

There were times I needed reinforcement on some concepts and this guy just explained some things very well!

Youtube Help

Good luck :)

One other source to help you with Chemistry would be to try Khanacademy.com. This is a great website for chemistry and math. Hope this helps!:)

Yup I agree Khanacademy REALLY helped me with chem! Also, for all of my science classes what helped me ALOT was the Livescribe pulse pen...check it out on their webpage...it might seem a bit of an investment although I think prices have come down since I bought mine but it is really worth it IMO! It is hard to explain what all it does but it is wonderful I am sure they have some video's explaining it...definantly plan on using it in NS as well. =)

Also, don't ever be afraid to talk with your Prof. and let him/her know your concerns.

I don't have professors. I haven't been in school in five years and dropped out of highschool in tenth grade. I just registered for classes here, at Daytona state and it's wonderful. I'm reading the book right now and am drawing and explaining things in writing to better conceptualize things. I just need to buckle down and digest a lot in a little. Other than what I"m doing now, I guess there isn't much; I'm a very good test-taker, but I have to have SOME sort of empiracle knowledge to go about. Thank you very much though.

Yup I agree Khanacademy REALLY helped me with chem! Also, for all of my science classes what helped me ALOT was the Livescribe pulse pen...check it out on their webpage...it might seem a bit of an investment although I think prices have come down since I bought mine but it is really worth it IMO! It is hard to explain what all it does but it is wonderful I am sure they have some video's explaining it...definantly plan on using it in NS as well. =)

I just checked this out and WOW! I have to have one of these! :yeah: I think the price is very reasonable, all things considered. Do you think there is any reason you wouldn't be allowed to use it in a class? Did any of the other students ever have a problem with you having it/did they notice? I would love to buy one, but I would be extremely upset if a professor told me I couldn't use it for some reason!

Yup I agree Khanacademy REALLY helped me with chem! Also, for all of my science classes what helped me ALOT was the Livescribe pulse pen...check it out on their webpage...it might seem a bit of an investment although I think prices have come down since I bought mine but it is really worth it IMO! It is hard to explain what all it does but it is wonderful I am sure they have some video's explaining it...definantly plan on using it in NS as well. =)

This site seems very long. I will, eventually synthesize chemistry, but not in this format, or for this test! Thanks though, I'll probably look up a few particulars I don't understand within this website.

I'm also an advocate of YouTube and online videos! I swear this is how I got an A in chemistry. I would look up videos explaining the specific thing I was having trouble with, and then just watch it over and over til it clicked.

karamarie91

Specializes in LTC/Rehab.

^^^ IA with going on Youtube. The tutors/teachers on there really break down chem topics in much easier way. If you google "mr guch" you'll this really nice chem website by this high school chem teacher. He's really funny and makes chemistry fun and easy, giving you shortcuts and tricks to understand the concepts. I wasnt able to use his website for long though because I moved further in concepts than he tought.

I loved chemistry. Best wishes.

I just checked this out and WOW! I have to have one of these! :yeah: I think the price is very reasonable, all things considered. Do you think there is any reason you wouldn't be allowed to use it in a class? Did any of the other students ever have a problem with you having it/did they notice? I would love to buy one, but I would be extremely upset if a professor told me I couldn't use it for some reason!

I've never had a professor give me a problem about it...actually a lot of them find the pen very interesting and it shows them that I really am there to listen to them and learn =). I love it b/c it presents the information to you visually as well as verbally at the same time. Also the search feature makes it really easy to find the info you need that is lumped in with a big long lecture... =) Other student's never mind it some even went out and bought it for themselves =) I hope my nursing instructors are ok with it I start those classes in Fall if everything goes according to plan so we will see...

ThePrincessBride, BSN

Specializes in Med-Surg, NICU. Has 5 years experience.

I hated Chemistry. One of my least favorite prerequisites thus far. I did okay in General Chem and better in Organic Chemistry.

My suggestion to you is to NOT procrastinate and make out lines of the material in the book. Do the practice problems multiple times until you understand how to do them. Don't skip lecture either. I've found that those who skipped lecture were far less likely to do well in the class than those who, like myself, attended lecture every time.

Also, while studying for a test, I suggest that you study in a tutor room so when you have questions, you have readily available resources to you. And don't miss lab!

If I can walk out with a B in Chem101 and an A- in Chem102, I KNOW anyone can get a good grade in Chemistry as well.

Chemistry isn't easy... I came in thinking I might fail this course and now my final is Tuesday and my class avg is an 88 and I'm trying to kill this final so I can get an A in the class. STUDY STUDY STUDY... and stay positive throughout, by me not giving up and staying up with each chapter def. helped me pass this class, but it wasn't easy you have to practice those formulas and understand the concept once you keep on doing them again and getting the concept you'll do good :)

That was the ONE science class I hated with a passion!!! I got an A in A&P I, a B in A&P II and an A in Micro but got a C+ in Chem and was grateful for it!!!!My advise to you is to do your HW and practice the equations! Ugh thank gawd I don't have to deal with that again! Good luck!!