High school is an intimidating time in the lives of many and chemistry is an intimidating subject. Many chemistry and other science classes like biology will begin with a professor telling you just how unsuccessful many of the students will be. The complexity of the course material couple with the natural tendency of some students to coast through courses can result in a good majority of a class doing poorly. This doesn’t have to be the case however if you can follow a few simple tips.
1.) Stay ahead of the class- Most of your classmates will procrastinate when it comes to a class like chemistry. They don’t neccesarily want to be in the class or study for a test so they will put it off. Do not let this be you. The vest way to be successful in chemistry is to learn as you go. Even if it isn’t fun, review your days lesson in the evening or ask your teacher if there is something you don’t understand. It’s generally those who save it all for a cram session that end up doing poorly on exams.
2.) Seek alternate forms of the same information- It’s no secret that the text of a chemistry book can be very dry and bland. Indeed, you might read the same thing four or five times and still have no idea what you read. The best thing to do in this case is to read about the same topic over a couple of different sources. It is often a simple rephrasing of a term or sentence that allows people to grasp material they previously could not.