I'm taking chem this summer in a 6 week session, and I think I'm starting to regret it.I hated chemistry in high school. I was just never that fond of it. So I figured it's best to just take it this summer for 6 weeks and get it over with instead of dealing it over the spring/fall semester. It's pretty rough - 8 hours of lecture, 6 hours of lab, and 2 hours of recitation each week. We just finished our second week and had the midterm already. Grades came back today and apparently I got a 74%.This was just SO discouraging. I couldn't help myself and so I broke down in tears. Mainly because I actually thought I did fairly well on it. I remember thinking to myself, there's no way I can score below a 85% on this. And now I feel so stupid, because this first exam was supposed to be the "easy" exam. I spent hours and hours studying for it, and for what? A 74%. I know this is just the beginning, and I know I didn't perform the worst in the class (average was a 79% and median 80%). I'm aware that I have other chances to pull my grade up and that a 74% is still a passing grade...but this is just NOT a good start to the summer I don't want to come off as whiner, but I guess I just really want to aim for an A in this class (and in all my prereqs). Okay, I'm done venting, lol. So for those who have done well in chemistry (particularly summer chemistry), any study tips on how to succeed?