How to get the most out of your chemistry lectures
I have been teaching and lecturing on the internet for almost a decade.
I love what I do, but I am often challenged by my students about how they can use chemistry to solve real world problems.
Here are a few tips to get more out of the lessons.
Read and listen attentively.
Most of the material is not really scientific and is just a bunch of ideas floating around in your head.
If you do your homework, it will be much easier to digest the ideas.
The first step is to make sure you are listening attentively to what is being said and the questions being asked.
Try different methods of summarizing the information.
If the question is “What are some important points of the discussion?”, try summarizing it in terms of “The main points”, “The key points”, or “The points that stand out”.
This will make the material more digestible.
Make a list of your favorite questions and answer them in the most concise way possible.
If possible, write them down in a notebook, so that you can reference them later.
If there is an obvious question you can’t answer, use the question as a point of reference and ask what the questioner is trying to get at. 5.
Remember that the answers to questions are often subjective.
You will want to be open to the possibility that there is a lot of information that could have been clarified.
If something doesn’t sound good to you, take a moment to think about what you could have said better.
_____ In the above post, I wrote about how to improve the content of your class.
If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be: don’t waste time.
You don’t need to read everything in a textbook.
You should focus on the information that you want to learn and be able to absorb it.
The more time you spend studying chemistry, the more you will learn about chemistry and the more likely you will be able be successful in the future.
If any of these tips helps you, please share it with your friends and colleagues.
____ _______ References 1.
Wikipedia:The Chemistry Teacher.
“The Physics of Chemistry: An Introduction”.