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I am now in my third quarter of Dr. Ow's chemistry classes after taking 14C and 14D with him and I have to say he is the best professor I have ever had so far. 14D is not easy but Dr. Ow makes it as manageable as possible. I have had professors who clearly do not want their students to succeed and go out of their way to make their lives harder, and Dr. Ow is the opposite. He offered so many office hours, practice problems, etc and his exams were perfectly reflected by the practice ones. I cannot write enough good reviews for this professor- I used to hate chemistry after 14A and B and was so scared to take organic chemistry but Dr. Ow made the class genuinely interesting and sometimes even fun (this is not a joke). If you have to take organic chemistry or any type of chemistry, take it with Dr. Ow!
2 Exams 35%
Final Exam 25%
This part of ochem is known for a LOT of memorization, but Ow really helped break down each of the mechanisms, gave us weekly recaps, flashcards, tons of review sessions, which were really helpful. Discussion was mandatory, you would simply complete a given worksheet with a group and turn it in for completion credit. Homework was assigned twice a week and were straightforward, you were given two attempts on Canvas. Weekend quizzes were almost weekly, I think there were 6 in total, they were a little more challenging than the homeworks, but also pretty straightforward and on Canvas, only one attempt though. The two midterm exams were actually take-home and submitted through Gradescope as there were no lecture halls to have it be in-person, but Dr. Ow provides a thorough study guide with two practice exams, which are well representative of the difficulty. The final exam was all multiple choice due to the TA strike, and each question was weighted quite heavily because of this, but Dr. Ow emphasized that he would adjust scores as needed. Overall, if you have to take 14D, try to take it with Dr. Ow, he makes it so much less harder and stressful than it could be! It's not an easy class for sure, but if you do practice problems and keep up with the content, you'll be fine.