How to prepare for orgo 2?

Ks333

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    I just want to do well in the course. Would studying organic chemistry as a second language second semester topic help or should I review orgo 1 material or study ochem mcat books? Are there any other resources to pre-study for orgo 2?
     

    caterwaiter

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      In addition to Organic Chem as a Second Language (which I personally found extremely helpful), I would make sure you are very comfortable with all of the big O Chem I concepts. Nomenclature, resonance, stability, acid/base, drawing mechanisms, etc. The best advice I got from my O Chem TAs was to understand why everything happens, not just what happens. It made memorization much easier for me.
       
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      deophob

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        I'm in the same boat of needing to prepare for Orgo 2. I took Orgo 1 a few semesters ago and need to brush up on the topics.

        I'm doing both - reviewing Orgo 1 material and previewing topics in Orgo 2. Previewing topics helped me get an A in Orgo 1 so I am hoping it will help for Orgo 2 as well.

        I prefer watching lectures over going over books, so I'm utilizing a YT lecture series (that lectures on the same book we'll be using in class) I found. I take notes and review them daily. These lectures are 1.5 - 2 hours long, but I feel that they provide me with details that I may miss just skimming through a textbook.
         

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          I'm in the same boat of needing to prepare for Orgo 2. I took Orgo 1 a few semesters ago and need to brush up on the topics.

          I'm doing both - reviewing Orgo 1 material and previewing topics in Orgo 2. Previewing topics helped me get an A in Orgo 1 so I am hoping it will help for Orgo 2 as well.

          I prefer watching lectures over going over books, so I'm utilizing a YT lecture series (that lectures on the same book we'll be using in class) I found. I take notes and review them daily. These lectures are 1.5 - 2 hours long, but I feel that they provide me with details that I may miss just skimming through a textbook.
          For other people who prefer watching lectures: I watched a lot of AK Lectures on Youtube to supplement biochemistry. I haven't watched his O Chem lectures, but his biochem ones are fantastic.
           
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