Chemical Structure

Emily A Carter

Chemical Structure

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Emily A Carter

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 14, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carter shows an apparent lack of preparation for lectures (especially when compared to Dr. Scerri). Also, she goes very fast, but stops to answer questions during lecture. It still isn't very helpful.
My biggest gripe is that you're continuously furiously jotting down notes every lecture, where Scerri's class can passively sit and follow along in their course readers, therefore greatly increasing the amount of material absorbed per lecture.
Be prepared to study hard on your own if you get Dr. Carter.
On the bright side, she's not that hard, just that her lackluster lecturing makes the course seem hard.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 10, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Early in the quarter, My friends and I had already felt the sincere, intense enthusiasm this professor has about chemistry. This woman simply LOOOOOOVVVVE chem and her research. Her endless energy and spunky attitude in class not only won her my respect, they also encouraged me to focus even more on this class.

As a teacher, I would have to say she goes over materials very rapidly. She loses no time in every single lecture. If you don't read the textbook on time, it's very easy to get lost. (In fact, it would be best if you read ahead.) But if you do catch up with the reading, her explanation of chem concepts are very clear and she welcomes all questions if you have any.

The hw she assigns however, is not always relevant to the concepts that she stresses in lectures. There will be hw problems that you do and you never need to know in midterms or final. Doing hw is essential in this class since she writes REALLY, REALLY difficult exams. It IS possible to do well on them, but most of us freshmen just aren't at that level yet. But trust me, there will be people getting above 90% still.

About the exams, like I said, it's doable, but I feel they are a bit too difficult for an intro chem class. However, if you read, do all your hw, and go to office hours when you need to, Prof Carter will already have provide all the help you need to get at least a B.

Overall, I would recommend this professor to you if you are not a slacker, because slackers die SO FAST in this class, it's not funny. If you don't love chem, don't take her either, because she's a bit much for you if you don't enjoy this subject. So basically, if you enjoy chem, don't mind a bit of extra work, and want a prof that actually cares about her students and the subject, by all means, try Carter.

(At the time I write this review, I aced the first midterm, passed my 2nd one, and still waiting for the score of the final. I'm telling you this so you can understand what position I'm in for you to determine if you think this review is valid for you.)

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 8, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

I really hated this class. It was way to hard for my first quarter... Dr. Carter goes way too fast, and writes very messily on a board, you can't see unless you're in the front 4 rows. The online quizzes, the homework and the tests do not reflect each other at all. The discussion sections are a joke! You sit in a room for an hour listening to someone who can't speak english, try to teach you stuff that Dr. Carter won't teach you herself. Dr. Carter is also very sketchy on your grades...she said 60 percent was good for a freshman class...how is that supposed to make me feel better??? She has the notion that everyone knows as much as the 4-5 knowitalls who yell out questions that no normal person would ask...since they have no idea what's going on. Chemistry was one of the easiest classes I took in high school...this class is MURDER! I don't think any freshman should take this class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 7, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

As the quarter started, I was freaked out for having Dr. Carter for my first Chem course, having read the many negative reviews and low ratings here. My low grade for the first midterm added to the anxiety.

BUT. But I continued the rest of the quarter, I finally discovered that Dr. Carter was one of the best instructors I'd had. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. Sure, she made mistakes during lectures, but so far I haven't seen any professor who's pefect and makes no mistakes. She went fast, but she made everything clear. If not? Yell out questions. She would stop and try to answer 'em as best as she could.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 6, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

As the quarter started, I was freaked out for having Dr. Carter for my first Chem course, having read the many negative reviews and low ratings here. My low grade for the first midterm added to the anxiety.

BUT. But I continued the rest of the quarter, I finally discovered that Dr. Carter was one of the best instructors I'd had. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. Sure, she made mistakes during lectures, but so far I haven't seen any professor who's pefect and makes no mistakes. She went fast, but she made everything clear. If not? Yell out questions. She would stop and try to answer 'em as best as she could.

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