General Chemistry 1
Prof: Lopez / Spring 2021
Sep 8, 2021
This course left me on the brink of crying, but not in a standard chemistry class way, in a standard chemistry class except 2x more helpless because your professor makes you feel dumb way.
StudyEdge or skip to Chem2046.
Prof: Steven Harris / Spring 2022
May 4, 2022
The class requires a lot of practice and time, but it is possible to do well.
It's the first part of the general chemistry sequence and covers most of CHM1025 in the first unit.
Dr. Harris is a helpful and inviting professor. I preferred reading the textbook and additional online resources to his lecture videos, but during in-person lectures and office hours, he was attentive and knowledgeable.
You don't need Studyedge to do well in this class, but either way, you must put in the time to learn the material and learn it well. I recommend taking CHM1025 if you haven't taken a chemistry course in a while (sophomore year of high school for me). My routine was using the lecture slides, textbook, lecture videos, and/or additional online resources to take notes and learn the material before the in-person lecture (I was in a flipped classroom section). I had a separate notebook where I did the problems during the lectures. For the homework, I took note of the problems I struggled with and retried the homework until I got all correct. I also took note of tips and information I might forget in a google doc for each unit. To prepare for exams, I went over the problems/chapters I struggled w...read more
Prof: Steven Harris / Fall 2021
Apr 7, 2022
A LOT of work, my roommates kept telling me about how I was locked up in my room that semester only ever doing chemistry. I had background with AP Chem (royally sucked at it but still passed the exam), and it was still pretty difficult for me. You'd need to dedicate a lot of time to the class if you're not familiar with chemistry at all. It's definitely doable but extremely time-consuming.
He was okay, nothing that knocked me out of the ballpark but nothing that had me hating him. I attended his lectures only for the iClicker, other than that I mainly used the textbook to study, along with the worksheets. Other than that, I didn't find his lectures 100% necessary.
Prof: Lopez / Summer 2020
Oct 13, 2021
Lopez is a horrible professor, lectures make no sense. StudyEdge is very helpful here once you get passed exam 1 if you have Lopez.
Useful for future chem labs
Lectures are really bad.
Prof: Sumner / Spring 2021
Sep 7, 2021
It's definitely a rigorous course, so I would recommend taking Intro to Chem if you haven't taken chem since sophomore year of HS like me, because I would've died without that foundational knowledge. Do tons of practice problems!
Choose Sumner, she gives a lot of homework but it basically forces you to study so when the exam comes around you're already pretty prepared.
Prof: Sumner / Spring 2022
Jun 28, 2022
This course is hard af and I found it really difficult to follow her lectures mainly because conceptually wise-- there's a lot thrown at you in an hour class. I could never absorb the content at hand so I just stopped attending lecture and had to hard-grind self study by relearning the math from hw/quizzes and concepts skimming the textbook. However, you SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO HER ICLICKER WALKTHROUGHS/DEMOS because it helps you with hw/quizzes/pla. But dang do they take a load of time to complete.
You're not going to need to know any of this for chem 2. (Nice foundation though)
Dr. Sumner will throw in one exam designed to be extremely difficult/hard. You can manage a good grade in the class even if you bomb one exam--- so don't be too hard on yourself.
Study Edge helps if you struggle with organization. While you can still do well without it, it helps highlight key concepts + has good explanations. Good luck y'all
Prof: Sumner / Fall 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Critical tracking for many majors, but was harder than I expected. Definitely lives up to the "weed-out" class stereotype and had many friends withdraw from Sumner's class.
Cons: lots and lots of homework and assignments each week so be prepared to spend around 10 hours each week for just chem lecture and assignments. Pros: Sumner is actually not a bad teacher and will help you to understand the material through all the assignments and in office hours.
If your other classes aren't as heavy workload or content wise, Sumner is manageable. Otherwise, go with Harris and get Study Edge.
Prof: Sumner / Fall 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Super work intensive. Flipped classroom so you have to learn everything on your own
Prof: Steven Harris / Fall 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Was not a fan. Only took it cause I had to. Abnormal amount of assignments.
Nov 4, 2021
This class was genuinely one of the most difficult classes to take online. If you are in general chemistry 1 your first semester of college, you better get ready to work. Expect difficult weekly assignments and hard exams that you have to study a ton for.
Professor Harris is really chill and honestly very reasonable. He is also very approachable and friendly. I just did not find his teaching methods helpful, but this might have been influenced by me taking it online.
I wish I knew how much you had to practice and stay on top of the material. That would have been helpful to know before.
Oct 29, 2021
Awful, literally made to just weed out freshman. Did this while pledging and would choose to just take over the summer if possible.
Nothing useful. Just hard for no reason
Nice professor, but take with Sumner since she writes the exams.
Take a light schedule with it.
Oct 18, 2021
The abundance of assignments made sure that you are never without chem work. Honestly so much work and it didn't help. I cried when I found out that I passed.
Useful for Chem 2 maybe ( I did not take it)
He was cool but I'm not sure that the virtual teaching is his style. Most of the discussion were led by TAs.
If you don't need it, don't take it. Use StudyEdge.
Prof: Harris / Fall 2021
Oct 13, 2021
Hell. They want you to devote your life to this class. Get Study Edge, don't wait like me until after you bomb the first exam because it was intentionally trickly.
Nothing. They require this class for a lot of majors, often for no reason. I know how to do useless math stuff, that's pretty much it. This class is only really useful for people looking to work in a lab.
Pros: Harris is the best chemistry prof for understanding He makes you understand in simple terms and works thru math with you Cons: All the other profs drop your lowest exam score, he drops it but averages it with the other exams to replace the drop He gives the most homework (it is A LOT- expect to do about 1-2 hours of assignments daily)
Don't take this class with any other classes that may need your time or also need studying. If you want an A, you have to do chemistry every waking moment. Get Study Edge early
Prof: Steven Harris / Spring 2020
Oct 10, 2021
Loved Dr. Harris, I did have AP credit but decided to re-take the class. He was pretty laid back and very fair about his exams.
Prof: Harris / Fall 2020
Sep 5, 2021
Use your AP Credit
Leave a Review