SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I've found a few threads on the best o-chem texts and it seems that Wade's Organic Chemistry text is the most talked about, so I ordered that one in addition to Organic Chemistry by Brown, Foote, and Iverson which has bad reviews but is required for my class. My question is for you Intuitive learners out there - what textbook taught the approach to o-chem that requires the least memorization (aka which text is the most theory-based?)? Is taking a mechanism-based approach to learning o-chem easier if you loathe memorization and struggle with details? Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves, and Warren looks like it has good reviews for its mechanism-based approach, but some say it's too advanced for intro ochem. Would it be way too in depth for a 6 week summer o-chem course? It might seem like a minor thing but I'm doing GPA repair work and in the past, rote memorization has made it hard to stay focused since it's takes the fun out of the material and doesn't actively engage my ADD brain. Physics was the easiest premed subject for me because it was interesting and challenging and all fit together in a vast web of connections based on the theory once you got the gist of it. You could reverse engineer the details by understanding the "bigger picture". Thank you for any advice, fellow nontrads!