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Increasing Student Success in CHEM 316-17-18 by Matching Course Progression to Intellectual Development

Increasing Student Success in CHEM 316-17-18 by Matching Course Progression to Intellectual Development

Organic chemistry is typically taught via the "functional group approach" that mirrors neither the way organic chemists think about their subject nor accounts for the developing intellectual requirements of the field.  We have deconstructred the topics in organic chemistry into three broad categories:  structure, mechanism, and synthesis.  With an emphasis on making parallel the rigors of the material with the intellectual...

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