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My Thoughts in Taking Chemistry
For many students, the
simple thought of taking chemistry can be stressful. Most of the stress can be
traced to a student’s bad experience in high school or from a friend’s
experience. This stress contributes to a student’s preconceived notion that
learning chemistry will be unpleasant and the course is simply something to be
endured to fulfill a major requirement. This unfortunate experience causes
students to begin their chemistry coursework with fear and a foreboding
attitude. The good news is that I empathize with this feeling and I can help
students overcome this feeling. I had this exact experience early in my
schooling. I did poorly in chemistry due to these exact preconceived thoughts.
After some time, I concluded that my peer’s opinion regarding the difficulty of
a class or if an instructor was bad was irrelevant. My performance was solely
up to me. My approach was to keep a positive attitude no matter how difficult
the material was. I thought that if I devoted more time to difficult materials,
I would do well and succeed. It worked and I excelled! All students taking
chemistry have the potential to excel in this class. Your confidence and
positive attitude will be your determining factors. Chemistry is no more
challenging than other classes. If you dedicate the time needed for this class,
I will be here to ensure that you will do well.
My goal as an instructor is
to help you succeed in your studies and reach your career aspirations. My wish
is to make your experience interesting and rewarding.