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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Working Toward Success in Chemistry 260 / Advice from Professor David Harvey

Whatever your background in chemistry and biochemistry, specifically, and in STEM disciplines, more generally, in addition to your usual academic commitments—attending class and lab, completing assignments, and preparing for exams, to name a few items—commit yourself to…

  • focusing on our growth-oriented goals as much as you focus on our content-specific goals: identify the new skills you are developing and the existing skills you are strengthening
  • participating in class and in lab: take advantage of our time together by being an active, engaged learner
  • collaborating with your classmates in class, in lab, and outside of class and lab: this class is not a competition; you have much to learn from each other and to teach each other
  • reflecting every day, even if for just a few minutes, on your most recent class or lab: look for connections between what you learn in class and what you do in lab; between a new topic and topics from earlier in the semester; or between this course and other courses you are taking or have completed
  • asking questions: in-class and out-of-class; of yourself, of me, and of each other; to clarify uncertainty or to satisfy curiosity.

The full syllabus for CHEM 260: Thermodynamics, Equilibria, and Kinetics is available here: http://dpuadweb.depauw.edu/harvey_web/Chem260/syllabus260.html 

 Professor Harvey's Office:  Julian Science and Mathematics Center, 364 

November 2019