Section Menu

 Achieving Success, Chemistry Help, and More


For success think:     (OT)4 = (on time) (on task) (on track) (ownership taken)

      on time - would it help to be on time or early and prepared  for activities: lecture, lab, study?

      on task - do your every day actions (what you are doing right now) fit with your broader plans?

      on track - are the decisions you are making now carrying you in the direction you want?

      ownership taken - are you responsible for your decisions, actions, and life path from now forward?

 

Scheduling your time:

You will find it quite helpful to plan out your schedule for typical week to see how you are going to fit studying into your daily activities. For a  Blank Week Schedule go to 24/7 scheduling sheet. Fill in all your activities - sleeping, eating, classes, studying, etc.  For a chemistry lecture class you need to schedule and spend 1.5 hours a day/6 days a week (or the equivalent time per week) studying and learning chemistry.

 

To learn chemistry you should:

1) Read and study all the relevant textbook material as covered in class.
2) Attend lectures, write notes repeatedly to learn your class notes.  Study on-line notes (Bring errors to my attention).
3) Work all assigned homework problems (see UTC Learn: Blackboard course).           
     Additional practice exercises and problems throughout chapters.
4) Write specific questions you have and seek answers and understanding.
5) Schedule 9 hours per week for Chemistry lecture study (Example 1.5 hours a day for 6 days a week).

General Helps and More:

Video Properties of Elements  http://www.periodicvideos.com/   seeing is believing - click element - wonderful videos 

Study Suggestions, Test Anxiety, Practice Questions   http://www.utc.edu/faculty/gretchen-potts/  - thanks to Dr. Potts

Education Portal Library of Videos  for math   http://education-portal.com/academy/subject/mathematics.html

                                                        and science    http://education-portal.com/academy/subject/science.html

Kahn Academy with video lectures on math, science, etc.   https://www.khanacademy.org/

Click on Element and Get Information  http://www.webelement.com/

National Science Digital Library  http://nsdl.org/

Chemical Education Digital Library  http://www.chemeddl.org

Chem Tutorials  http://www.learnchem.net/tutorials/   http://faculty.madisoncollege.edu/dbshaw/Netorial/index.htm

Wiki Book General Chemistry   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_chemistry

Online General Chemistry    http://chemistry.about.com/od/generalchemistry/

 

Other Areas:

Computational Knowledge Engine  http://www.wolframalpha.com/  compute anything  - ask it a question

Cell biology http://www.cellsalive.com/index.htm

 

 

©