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What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 102, 104, 202, and 204?
What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 101, 232, 332, and 436?
What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 236?

 

What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 102, 104, 202, and 204?

Students in Merit Chemistry 102, 104, 202, and 204 attend a large lecture session two or three times a week with a professor along with the regular student body. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop twice a week (rather than the regular 1-hour discussions that the regular student body attends). During these workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA that relates to what is being taught in the lecture. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Chemistry 102, 104, 202, or 204 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the professor lecturing the course. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Chemistry 199. The grade for that hour is based on their attendance, preparation, and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 101, 232, 332, and 436?

Students in Merit Chemistry 101, 232, 332, and 436 attend all of the same portions of the course as the rest of the student body. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop once a week. During these workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA that relates to what is being taught in the lecture. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Chemistry 101, 232, 332, or 436 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the professor lecturing the course. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Chemistry 199. The grade for that hour is based on their attendance, preparation, and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

What can I expect in Merit Chemistry 236?

Students in Merit Chemistry 236 attend a large lecture session three times a week with a professor along with the regular student body. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop once a week (rather than the regular 1-hour discussion that the regular student body attends). During these workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA that relates to what is being taught in the lecture. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Chemistry 236 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the professor lecturing the course. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Chemistry 199. The grade for that hour is based on their attendance, preparation, and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

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