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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by trinnieoh, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. trinnieoh

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    I'm totally jacking this topic from the pre-med forums, but I thought it would be kinda interesting from people here.

    What did you find OR finding to be the hardest class in your undergrad?

    How come and what grade did you get?

    Me, seriously, Bio II. Got a C. Crazy since I usually kick butt in science classes.
     
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    Physics, especially the first semester. I just don't seem to grasp the concepts. I got Bs in both semesters though.
     
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    Calculus. Just thinking about it makes my skin crawl. I need to retake it next semester because I had to drop it this semester due to work.

    I'm dreading it.
     
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    Organic Chem II...just a lot of brute force memorization.
     
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    My BIOL II instructor made life unbearing for us that semester. I managed to pull a B in the class though




    QUOTE=trinnieoh]I'm totally jacking this topic from the pre-med forums, but I thought it would be kinda interesting from people here.

    What did you find OR finding to be the hardest class in your undergrad?

    How come and what grade did you get?

    Me, seriously, Bio II. Got a C. Crazy since I usually kick butt in science classes.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Physics. ANY physics. I hate physics. :smuggrin:
     
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    Physical Chemistry the Quantum Mechanics. And the PCHEM Lab also.
    I had to take it for a BS in Chemistry.
    Also Multivariable Calculus.
    It was the first time that I took a final and felt like I completely blown it!!! :scared: :scared:
     
  10. English... always has been and always will be impossible for me to do well in it.
     
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    Trig was hard for me since I never took geometry. I loved organic, physics, biochemistry, microbiology, calculus, etc.
     
  12. I absolutely love trig. But what does this have to do with me hating English?
     
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    Organic Chem and General Chem 2

    O chem material is more complicated to me than G-chem, but the professor I had for G-chem was very hard. :thumbdown:
     
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    oops!! I just accidently hit reply to your message. Sorry :oops:
     
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    Physical Chemistry, no doubt...with Organic II as a close second. PChem Lab aslo sucked. Actually, my Quantitative Analysis class was pretty damn miserable, but it was the teacher... he was a lab Nazi.
     
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    History classes. Only class I did not get an A in. B+'s. I hate B's.
     
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    Calculus II, damn teacher makes no sense... wha? what you say?
     
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    Physics I.....awful got a C
     
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    Calculus and English :mad: . English especially
     
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    PHYSICS!!! I hate physics! I....H..A....T...E.....P.....H....Y.....S....I....C...S!!!!!
    I just cannot understand this crap! I much rather take Organic I and II over again and again than take this! I would rather take Cal I again! ANYTHING over physics! AARRGGHHH!!
     
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    but I really enjoy the lab! :laugh:
     
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    ORGANICS I. The teacher will make us write the lab reports instead of typing them. I got a C and for Oraganics II a B.
     
  23. WVUPharm2007

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    New Testament Survey.

    It was the only humanities class that could be fit into a pre-pharm's schedule back in spring '03. That class frickin' pisses me off. It wasn't academic at all, it was like bible study in a land grant college. There should be a pre-req of "goes to Christian religious services all the time" because I was SOOOOO lost. Some dude bringing other people back from the grave, then going over and hanging out with some prostitute and his 12 best friends so they can make a giant ass mountain of bread on a hill to feed Ethiopians or something. Then a bunch of Romans killed him for some reason I still don't quite get. I didn't pay attention to the whole story, just bits and pieces. I was in the back memorizing O-Chem reactions.
     
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    Hold up, what schools require those! I have heard nothing but horror stories about physical chemistry. Glad I didn't apply to where you did!
     
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    Even if you are not a christian, you don't have to sound like that. That's an ignorant talk. Am sure they did not mention Ethiopians in the class. Learn how to talk about other religions with respect.
     
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    :thumbdown:
     
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    When it concerns religion, yes, I am indeed very, very ignorant.
     
  28. dgroulx

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    I loved my Intro to the New Testament religion class. My professor was an ex-monk. He showed us how to break down each book of the NT into a formula, like a cheap Danielle Steele novel. All the Christians in my class were horrified. He totally ripped apart the bible. He said before the first lecture that people with high faith do poorly in his classes. It was an easy A for me.
     
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    Not. Fair.

    Par for the course being that I'm from BFE, West Virginia, though.
     
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    Love your avatar, hehe :)
    Organic chem all the way! And ALL my engineering courses. :D On the upside, I loved physics and calculus!
     
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    Human genetics and physics would are both up there. Genetics probably slightly more difficult. They were both insane though, or at least the professors made them that way. :p
     
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    I agree with taken2 :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
    Hosea 4:6
     
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    Learn not to be so sensitive :thumbdown:
     
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    O-chem. Average score on the last exam - 59. Highest score - 82. My score - 67 - after hours of study and a good feeling about my grasp of the material.

    Second choice is physics because I'm teaching it to myself. My instructor's lectures are complete garbage. He actually reads the textbook to the class. I realized early on that those 4 hours per week could be better spent with just me, the textbook and a cup of coffee in the library. What a waste of effort that class is! Do I really need to know the rotational inertia of a spitwad? :smuggrin:

    :laugh:

    Troy
     
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    "You people are pretentious wankers. Stop acting like you somehow know the unknowable. Hell, I'm suppossed to be the smartest man on Earth, and I know for a FACT that I don't know a damn thing." - Socrates, translated into modern English.
     
  36. nerdystar

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    Biochem I - oh the horror! :scared: The prof wanted to know things that he hadn't discussed in class or weren't found in the book. It was an awful, awful class. Oddly, Biochem II was a freaking breeze :rolleyes: The professor really makes a world of difference in how you view a class.

    PChem II - just a whole bunch of crap that makes NO sense! How the hell can a particle move in a 1-dimensional box??? It's not freaking possible.
     
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    I'd love to know how you translated "wankers." What was the word Socrates used?
     
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    Come Down! Is not a requirement for Pharmacy School.
    Is a requirement for BS in Chemistry...

    It was hard but I am glad I took it.
    Is nice to learn about the uncertainties of Quantum Physics, and the Laws of Thermodynamics.
    Actually the teachers were very decent.
    The class is still a BEAR! Advanced Inorganic Chemistry was also a BEAR...
    I had to memorize the periodic table. I forgot it 5 minutes after the test. :oops:
     
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    Jesus loves me this I know. :love:
     
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    General Chem. The word chem makes me cringe. Love calculus, loved biology . . but chem . . .that's a curse word in my book.

    I hear if gen chem and o'chem are different worlds. Any truth to this?
     
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    They are night and day. Organic is much harder in my opinion. General chemistry has many different topics so it is easy to organize them in your mind. In organic everything is "similar" and "relative" and not as clear cut as General Chem. :scared:
     
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    Speaking of O. Chem, I had a test today and it was horrible. I always understand the stuff before taking the test, but when I'm taking it, I think too much and confuse myself. :( I'm sooo frustrated right now. I wanted an A or B, I have no idea what I'll make now. And all the pharm schools look specifically at O. Chem grades. I just don't get why I have so much trouble in O. Chem. But give me a calculus or physics course and I'm a happy camper! It doesn't make sense!! Sorry I had to vent.

    Oh, regarding Gen Chem vs. O. Chem, they are NOTHING alike. I had As in Gen Chem, and you see how much trouble I'm having in O. Chem!
     
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    For me organic I was hellatious, org II was a lot better. I think most of the difference for me was the teachers. But anyway I had a C in orgI and an A in orgII and was accepted to pharm school. Don't let it discourage you much, just let it motivate you to work harder.
     
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    How about them Tigers! That was a helluva game last week.
     
  46. Smilescali

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    My test today went very much the same way. I wasn't really 100% sure on anything (thank god for partial credit :thumbup: ). Oh well, I am trying hard and we will see what happens. :rolleyes:
     
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    I asked my prof after the test if we could have extra credit. Hehe, I really need it!
     
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    Ugh. Organic Chemistry has really kicked my butt, :eek:
     
  49. Shovingit

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    Yeah it was a good one. I'm not too keen with all this overtime crap we've been going through, though.
     
  50. PHARMDhope2b

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    My new testament class was one of the most interesting classes that I took while in undergrad. However, it caused me to view the bible in a slightly different way though. But overall, I liked it.
     
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    Color me stupid, but in my school the upperlvl chem is Analytical chemistry, is that similar to Pchem?
     

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