Professor Anthony Chibba Reviews

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Class Ratings

4Good Class
2Hard
3Kinda Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2021

Sep 2, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

Good lectures and tried to go over the hard questions from mastering

Advice

Study very hard. Do the practice questions. Go to the Wize chem sessions.

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Chibba

Course: CHEM 1AA3Grade: AWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Fall 2020

Sep 2, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

Profs were good at going over content but some were slower than others. Dr Chen is a bit tough to understand

Advice

Study a lot for this course and you should do well. Also attend the Wize chemistry practice sessions.

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Dr Chen and Chibba.

Course: CHEM 1A03Grade: A+Workload: HeavyTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Summer 2021

Aug 28, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

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.

Advice

- 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

Course: CHEM 2OB3Grade: A-Workload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Fall 2019

Aug 27, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

Chibba is an icon, enough said.

Advice

Past midterms are the best way to study for the tests and keep up with the weekly quizzes.

Course: CHEM 1A03Grade: A+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
4Easy
4Interesting
5Very Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2020

Aug 27, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

Really great! Does an excellent job explaining concepts and made all the in-person lectures pretty entertaining.

Advice

Practice and keep up with the work. Past midterms are your very best friend when studying for the tests in this class.

Course: CHEM 1AA3Grade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Anthony Chibba / Winter 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Comments on the professor

Absolutely love Dr. Chibba. Orgo remains terrible, but being taught by him made it slightly less awful.

Advice

Just like with orgo 1, consistent, timely practice is the key to success. Do not fall behind.

Course: CHEM 2OB3Grade: A-Workload: HeavyTextbook Use: Yes