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Organic Chemistry

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Ezio, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Ezio

    Ezio cheese steaks 2+ Year Member

    This is probably the wrong place to post this but I just got my results for my first ever Orgo exam.

    The class average was a 72, I got a 72.

    Is that good, bad, could be better? I studied a little bit and felt that the information wasn't too bad. I found I made some silly mistakes but I just have to chalk it up and move on and try harder?

    Advice? Drop orgo? drop the premed track?

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  3. Neighborr

    Neighborr 2+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    obviously could be better. but lol @ the thought of dropping pre-med over this. it's not that big of a deal. just study harder next test and watch out for stupid mistakes.
  4. Lucca

    Lucca Will Walk Rope for Sandwich Moderator Rocket Scientist 2+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Deep breath. It's fine. You probably didn't know the content as well as you thought you did. Go to office hours next time, watch the khan academy videos (they are good), and make sure you are doing practice problem sets regularly. Ochem is all practice.
  5. claduva94

    claduva94 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    This. Practice Problems. Learn it. Don't memorize it.
  6. Itisneverlupus

    Itisneverlupus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2011

    Exactly right. Practice, practice, and again, practice. Want to stay pre med? Stay. A 72 in a single exam will NOT make your career. In fact, depending on your next few exam scores, there is a good chance that it won't even be very influential to your course grade in that class (assuming you have a nice number of exams to take).
  7. jonnythan

    jonnythan Some men play tennis, I erode the human soul 5+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    It's not a great sign, but you have plenty of time to figure out what you're doing wrong and get better.
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  8. Strudel19

    Strudel19 5+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2011
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    I agree with what was said about learning instead of memorizing. That makes a world of difference in organic.

    Review the concepts that you missed on the first exam. Everything in Organic builds on itself. Study harder for the next exams and everything will be okay.
  9. grivacobae

    grivacobae Whatascrub 2+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    72 is not bad at all, considering the class average on the first exam in my class, after a 15 point curve... was a 46. You got more than enough time and exams left to recover from a well taken exam score of 72. Just study smarter, like everyone reiterates here, practice problems practice practice problem are key. And do make sure to understand the subject matter at this stage really well, like Strudel19 said, it all builds on itself.
  10. z_maverica

    z_maverica If You Only Knew

    Dec 22, 2014
    It means you suck!

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