Professor Anthony Chibba Reviews
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Fall 2022
Dec 20, 2022
- Labs were fun + helped me connect concepts learned in class (my TA was super nice and sweet and made the labs more enjoyable for everyone) - Tests and exam were challenging, much harder than the question bank examples they provide on Avenue. Try finding past exams online and redo those questions. Question banks and Wiley plus questions are definitely NOT enough to do well in this course, but they're still great to use as practice to clear your basic concepts. Going to problem solving sessions was very helpful as Dr Chibba often created his own questions and went through them with us step by step - Many re-weight options similar to first year chem (i.e., you can drop your lowest test and have the weight shifted to the exam)
- Dr Chibba is great at teaching orgo! He helped break down the more difficult questions during the problem solving sessions and made certain concepts more easy to understand
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2023
Jul 28, 2023
The course is quite heavy. I really enjoyed organic chemistry, so I found it easier than the first part of the course - thermodynamics and acids/bases. I barely passed the first midterm, but because the exam focused more orgo, I was able to 10 the course. Also, we wrote the second midterm during a snowstorm. lol the aspirin lab
Dr. Chibba makes the lectures very interesting and explains them quite well. I didn't attend the lectures but rather watched the asynchronous lectures from 2021, and his lectures were really engaging.
It wasn't a requirement for my level II program
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2021
Sep 2, 2021
Harder than Chem 1A03 despite having less topics. Newer concepts compared to IB chem. Labs weren’t that hard and neither were the post lab quizzes. Mastering chem was time consuming and sometimes hard. Tests and quizzes and exam were fair but hard.
Good lectures and tried to go over the hard questions from mastering
Study very hard. Do the practice questions. Go to the Wize chem sessions.
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Fall 2020
Sep 2, 2021
Good course. Useful as it’s needed to take organic chem. Lots of work required to get a good mark and lots of studying required. The questions from tests and exam are a good mix of easy to hard. Lectures and modules were easy to follow and had practice questions. Mastering chem questions were annoying and sometimes difficult but not too hard. The labs were tedious but not hard and post lab quizzes are a bit challenging to do well on. The content quizzes required lots of studying and can be challenging. The content itself is almost identical to IB chem but with a few new concepts. There are a lot of units to cover compared to CHEM 1AA3.
Profs were good at going over content but some were slower than others. Dr Chen is a bit tough to understand
Study a lot for this course and you should do well. Also attend the Wize chemistry practice sessions.
Dr Chen and Chibba.
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Summer 2021
Aug 28, 2021
I enjoyed 2OB3 more than 2OA3 since the content was more interesting as you're actually doing chemistry this time. Although keeping track of all the reactions you've learned can be quite daunting, it's kind of neat having a synthetic toolbox of reactions that allow you to start with something, do some chemistry with it, and end up with a completely cooler thing. This course really demands constant practice, so make sure you're applying yourself consistently. Memorization will not help you.
Dr. Chibba's a gem. Really liked his teaching style and found his lecture videos easy to digest. He's also pretty entertaining. I personally found his tests on the tougher side, but the final was very fair. He won't throw anything at you that you cannot solve though, so if you feel utterly stuck, just take a deep breath, take a step back, and think about what you've learned and how that can help you navigate the question.
- Don't bother taking extensive notes for this course as it's not one where memorization will help you. I got a thicc notebook where I just wrote down the key reactions and mechanisms for each chapter, and the rest of it was filled with practice - Do all of the in-text and skillbuilder questions in the Klein textbook as you finish each lecture, the main thing you don't wanna slack on is doing consistent practice for this course - Once you're finished a chapter, do the suggested end-of-chapter questions. Really try to do these without instantly referring to the solutions when you get stuck - it might take you a while to figure certain questions out but it's far more valuable spending that time trying to apply your knowledge rather than just copying down the solution and thinking you got i...read more
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Fall 2019
Aug 27, 2021
More math-based than 1AA3, which means some people find it more difficult, but I found this course decently fair when I took it. The labs were also rather chill and an easy way to earn high marks.
Chibba is an icon, enough said.
Past midterms are the best way to study for the tests and keep up with the weekly quizzes.
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2020
Aug 27, 2021
A pretty decent class. Definitely, more of the chemistry you need to understand future biology concepts (if you take more bio courses, that is) is taught in this course than in 1A03. Midterms were both very fair, but the final exam was a bit rough. I'll also always remember writing my second midterm in MDCL on the day the school announced in-person classes were being cancelled due to the pandemic. Truly an unforgettable memory.
Really great! Does an excellent job explaining concepts and made all the in-person lectures pretty entertaining.
Practice and keep up with the work. Past midterms are your very best friend when studying for the tests in this class.
Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2021
Aug 25, 2021
The easier of the two orgo courses. Things get a bit repetitive with some reactions where once you know one mechanism, all similar reactions work the same way. Labs were pretty boring online (but a very easy high mark), but are certainly mote interesting in person.
Absolutely love Dr. Chibba. Orgo remains terrible, but being taught by him made it slightly less awful.
Just like with orgo 1, consistent, timely practice is the key to success. Do not fall behind.