Organic Chemistry as a second language, should I get both 1st and 2nd semester??

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I used both as references, for class and the DAT. I found the first book to be more useful than the second for the DAT, as it was more involved in the foundation. The DAT, at least when I took it, seemed more focused on concepts, and foundational stuff, rather than seeing how many advanced mechanisms/rxns you knew.
 

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These are good books, but they must be used as supplements to help you understand the textbook, not instead of the textbook. Great tool to review some fundamental concepts.

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I recommend both highly for the class and the DAT. I would not spend too much time working out every problem in the 2nd book for the DAT, just use it for your weak areas. I think anything that is in those books is fair game for the real test. I found them right up there with Chad's Videos and DAT Destroyer as far as helpfulness.