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Hello! I need to take one online general chemistry course by this summer. I do not need the lab because my lab grade was accepted but I need to retake the didactic (lecture) portion. I have always struggled with chemistry so I am trying to find the best fit for me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much 🙂

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I recently finished General Chemistry through University of New England and would recommend to anybody looking for a Chem pre-req (and lab, if needed). The class is entirely online and is designed as a self-paced class, allowing you to finish as fast or slow as you'd like. If you are taking the lecture portion only, the time you will spend is significantly less than taking it with the lab. I felt most of my time was spent working on labs and performing experiments. 

You will most likely spend anywhere from 2-4 hours working on practice problems that are assigned with weekly lectures but these problems are not collected....they are used strictly to help you understand the concepts and help a lot when taking quizzes and exams. If you are wanting a class that you can work on whenever you want and can work at your own pace, I strongly recommend this class. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and I'll be happy to answer!

 

Here is a link to an overall summary of the class: https://online.une.edu/science-prerequisites/online-medical-general-chemistry-i/

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Thank you so much for your detailed response! I tried to start a message to you, but my account won't let me. Did you think it was a fair class? I've read on other forums that University of New England is quite difficult. I do like the fact that it is self-paced though, helpful since I am doing other things as well. How long did it take you to complete the course?

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I don't think chemistry is designed to be a walk in the park by any means so yes, there are concepts that are difficult to grasp initially. If you put in the time, do the practice problems, and have decent math skills (I had my first degree in a math background so this helped me a lot), these more difficult concepts will be easier to understand after spending the additional time working problems, going back through the book, researching YouTube clips with possible alternative explanations, and watching each lecture presentation. 

Overall, I thought the design and content were absolutely fair. The self-paced layout was extremely nice and allowed me to get several weeks done in the span of three or four days

As far as completing the course, it took me roughly 12 weeks from start to finish. That was also with the lab portion so I'm sure just taking the lecture portion will allow you to get it done even faster!

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Thank you so much for your help! I will be signing up for the course in early February. Fingers crossed it goes well 🙂

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No worries! If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out and I'll do my best to help!

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