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My Organic 2 class is taking the American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry standardized test for our final in a month. Has anyone else taken this exam? How did you study? Any tips?
 

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Do the problems in the official study guide for the ACS. Review first term material if you need a refresher. It tests heavily on first principles.
 
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It's also not very difficult. If I remember correctly, it tests much less on reactions than understanding of basic principles (as Prometheus said). It has been a while for me though.
 
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It's not too bad.

If you buy the study guide, it comes with a practice test.
 
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I guess it depends on your Organic professors... I had O-Chem 1 tests that were all free response, lots of rxns and roadmaps. Then O-Chem 2 was all multiple choice, but it could be A, B, and E on 1 question for example. ACS final was a breeze after that, bc it was multiple choice with only 1 right answer. I wouldn't waste money on study guides if you got an A in O-Chem 1 and have done okay in 2 so far...
 

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I'm taking the ACS too soon. I'm killing O chem but why not invest 20$ to secure an A and get a feel for what the exam looks like ya know.
 
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I'm taking the ACS too soon. I'm killing O chem but why not invest 20$ to secure an A and get a feel for what the exam looks like ya know.
And then sell it for $15 to someone you know next year or on facebook :)
 
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The official study guide is 100% worth buying. I cant emphasize hiw worth it it is to pay for. The way they represent the structures on that exam were far different then my class leading up to the test.
 

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My Organic 2 class is taking the American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry standardized test for our final in a month. Has anyone else taken this exam? How did you study? Any tips?
Our professor gives that exam too with orgo 1 and orgo 2 combined :(. Im gonna use the ACS book to study
 
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