Hack Your Course: CHEM1040 + CHEM1050
Tips from an SLG leader on how to succeed in CHEM1040 and CHEM1050.
Math Skills: Revisit concepts like BEDMAS, log functions, scientific notation, manipulating equations, etc.
Calculator Skills: Learn how to use the log button and square root function so you don't waste time in the midterm.
Equation sheets: You'll need to know certain equations; learn and record them throughout the semester so you'll have a reference too prepared for studying.
Periodic Table: Save time by knowing how the periodic table is organized.
Time yourself: Practice studying on a time-constraint. This will help you when it's time to write midterms and exams.
Read Questions Carefully: Know what the question is asking before you start to answer. Look at the information given and highlight important parts of the question to determine what equations to use.
Every Unit is important: All of the information taught in the course is important and can be used on exams.
Get help: If you're having trouble with the material, talk to you professor, ask your TA, or go to the Chemistry Learning Centre.
Avoid Cramming: Study throughout the semester to make sure you understand how all the concepts and questions relate to one another.
- Go to the Chemistry Learning Centre in the Science commons. It's located on the third floor of the library.
- Do practice questions
- Learn significant figures: marks will be taken off on lab reports if they're incorrect
- Attend SLGs
SLG Leader created, faculty approved.