Chemistry can be a fun and an enjoyable subject. It is far different from any course you have studied to date. The mathematics you have learned in Algebra I and Algebra II will be applied to the real world. This course is lab centered, abstract, and mathematical in nature. To be successful in chemistry you must learn to apply, in new situations, previous knowledge gained. Those of you who depend on memorization of facts in order to achieve academic success will have to rethink how to study for such highly theoretical courses as chemistry.
Students who have not met with success in their first year of high school chemistry usually have had several of the following problems:
The key to success in chemistry is to learn how to think and become independent. This is a step you will have to take on your own. You must learn to make the jump from one who thinks at a concrete level (memorizes) to an independent thinker. The jump you are asked to make is not impossible. I am here to help you. The following are suggestions to help you meet with success in chemistry: