Same here. Actually, my senior year, when I was taking P-chem, the teacher told us that it was a weeder class, to get rid of the people who weren't hardcore enough to be a chemistry major. It frightened me quite a bit... What happens if i get weeded out of my major during my senior year!?!Kinda odd hearing general chem is a hard class. Everyone I talk to always says organic is the tougher of the two. And at my university, organic is the "weed-em-out" course for premed majors.
I think this statement is both rude and discouraging. If the student happens to struggle in the subject and feels his/her grades may suffer because less time is given to understand the concepts in a summer class, you think he/she should reconsider his/her career choice? Chemistry does not come easy to everybody. Plenty of people on this forum admit to having a few Cs during their fall and spring semesters. Should they have reconsidered their career choices because of it? It's a good thing they didn't because many of those people have been given acceptances.If we have to worry about the degree of difficulty in taking 2 courses during 2 summer sessions maybe we need to reconsider our career choice.
Last summer I took Physics 1 during summer session 1. Then I took Orgo 2 in the morning and physics 2 at night during summer session 2. Thats a total of 13 credits this past summer. I made it out with all three As.
Doable? yes. difficult? scale of 1-10 i'd say about a 8.97253