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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2013, 05:15:45 pm »
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I didn't actually get my scores back; Dr Stephen Best just said that he's fine with removing Chemistry 1 and 2 as prerequisites for me.

Chemistry 2 was so much better than Chemistry 1! None of that ridiculous solid structure stuff...although I did mess up the Chemistry 2 exam in that I completely forgot the mer and fac isomerisms for a transition metal complex and I had no idea what to do in a particular reaction that somehow had 1-3-butadiene become but-2-ene. I do know that I dropped three marks combined on both multiple choices though.

Biatch doesn't even begin to describe it.

What really!?
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2013, 05:16:03 pm »
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Chem 2 seems like a biatch, but if you realise the worth of the textbooks everything not named organic chemistry becomes 100% approachable. Organic chemistry was a bitch, but repetition made it fairly simple. On that basis I reckon nliu would be OK forgoing it; in the end I reckon I found Chem 1 harder (though Chem 2 had a way nastier exam this year and initially seemed unapproachable).
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2013, 05:20:21 pm »
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I didn't actually get my scores back; Dr Stephen Best just said that he's fine with removing Chemistry 1 and 2 as prerequisites for me.

Chemistry 2 was so much better than Chemistry 1! None of that ridiculous solid structure stuff...although I did mess up the Chemistry 2 exam in that I completely forgot the mer and fac isomerisms for a transition metal complex and I had no idea what to do in a particular reaction that somehow had 1-3-butadiene become but-2-ene. I do know that I dropped three marks combined on both multiple choices though.

What really!?

Chem 2 seems like a biatch, but if you realise the worth of the textbooks everything not named organic chemistry becomes 100% approachable. Organic chemistry was a bitch, but repetition made it fairly simple. On that basis I reckon nliu would be OK forgoing it; in the end I reckon I found Chem 1 harder (though Chem 2 had a way nastier exam this year and initially seemed unapproachable).


To be fair, I did Chem for Biomed, but the content is essentially the same as 1 and 2 rolled in together. And also in the interests of transparency, I was absolutely terrible at Chem. Some people loved it, most people contemplated base jumping from the Westgate at the end. To each their own.
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2013, 05:26:39 pm »
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Chem 2 seems like a biatch, but if you realise the worth of the textbooks everything not named organic chemistry becomes 100% approachable. Organic chemistry was a bitch, but repetition made it fairly simple. On that basis I reckon nliu would be OK forgoing it; in the end I reckon I found Chem 1 harder (though Chem 2 had a way nastier exam this year and initially seemed unapproachable).

Yeah...my first encounters with organic chemistry were...forgettable to say the least. All those different reaction mechanisms and conditions to memorise. Sigh. I think I found chem 2 harder as well, but most of the exam was doable. Just that damned organic question with the shifting of the double bonds...
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2013, 05:30:02 pm »
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I think that whilst overloading isn't the end of the world, planning to do it before you've even started uni is perhaps inadvisable.
I don't think there's anything wrong with planning to do it. I think one just needs to be ready for their plans to change.
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2013, 06:17:21 pm »
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Hang on OP. You just finished year 12 and you just rocked up and sat the Chem 1 & 2 exams? And passed well enough to be exempt?
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2013, 12:28:10 am »
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Hang on OP. You just finished year 12 and you just rocked up and sat the Chem 1 & 2 exams? And passed well enough to be exempt?
As a 26 year old who had her first exposure to biology/chem/basically any science this year... I both have the utmost respect for and hate you.

Hey, I spent the first week after my last official exam studying for that :P

And I'm not the OP. I just hijacked the thread xD
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2013, 01:10:17 pm »
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For example, I wanted to do an Econ/Accounting Major for my B.Comm and needed to drop a breadth slot for a core subject; the student centre manually entered it for me, no problem.

they.let.you.WHAT.
dude. i begged the science student centre to remove one breadth for me to no avail. Q n Q

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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2013, 02:14:02 pm »
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they.let.you.WHAT.
dude. i begged the science student centre to remove one breadth for me to no avail. Q n Q
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Re: Course structure query
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2013, 10:52:46 pm »
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I also think it's because melb presented economics and accounting as an official major. Then forgot to take into account the ridiculous number of subjects you have to do as part of an "accredited" accounting degree. I also think they believed no-one was stupid enough to take on this combination. (They are literally at the opposite ends of the spectrum).