- 12-11-2007, 08:58 PM
I'll finish up 2maro morning with my organic chemistry class. A pain at times but overall I really enjoyed it and got a much better understanding for a lot of things we talk about each day on here.
Glycogen replenishment, steroids and what makes what do what with different carbon positions and what to expect from it side effect wise, hormone responses to foods and other substances, the different foods and their sub forms and how they affect different things. There's other garbage in there too but I really liked the class, didn't need it for my major just as a science requirement to graduate. If anyone else out there needs a science requirement class and isnít too fond of some others I recommend this class. If I get a 93.6% tomorrow on my final and Iíll 4.0 the class, wish me luck fellaísSerious Nutrition Solutions Representative
- 12-11-2007, 09:02 PM
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12-11-2007, 09:41 PM
Good luck! I'm supposed to take it next semester, but I'm not sure that I'll be able to keep it on the schedule. I'm actually "studying" for my CHM II final right now :
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
12-12-2007, 01:39 AM
you people are crazy. O chem kicked my butt! never in my life had i ever EVER felt that i couldn't ace a class until i got into O Chem. i hate that class with a freakin passion. i got a B though....... blah.
12-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Same here, organic chemistry sucked from all angles. I got a 'D' in it the first time I took it and a 'C' the second time. It was a year long course accelerated into 1 semester. I had to take the accelerated version, although somehow I feel that my life would have been much better if I were allowed to have taken it throughout the course of 1 year instead of 1/2.
I ended up getting my M.S. in biochem through an accelerated program (5 years) with a stunning 2.7 GPA. Looking back I probably should have studied more than I actually did. I haven't seen a 4.0 GPA since highschool ,ahaha.
12-12-2007, 08:58 AM
Eh, I'm a chemical engineer and I hated OChem with a passion. The first (not the only) chemistry class that made me honestly doubt finishing my major. And now I realize that OChem has nothing to do with my job and was pretty much worthless to me. Go figure.
12-12-2007, 11:38 AM
I just got done and I think that 4.0 is in my grasp. Turns out there was 5 questions of extra credit because they weren't noted "things to know" in the sylabis (sp?). On top of that if we filled out some paper for how the class could be better and what to tell next semester students etc.... was worth another 10 points on the final.
Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative
12-12-2007, 11:43 AM
I envy you guys that actually have/had the willpower to get through that class. I hate all forms of chemistry, and I can't get my mind to comprehend, or at least enjoy the material long enough for me to sit down and study it. I used to have my eyes set on Dental school, and if I put half as much effort into school as I did bodybuilding, I would have gotten there. I don't necessarily feel like I failed myself, but I defintely found out I didn't want to be a dentist enough to force myself to study chemistry. I'm really happy the folks on this board are educated. Proves the stereotype wrong about meatheads. I'm a finance major now, was a bio major. My friend asked me the other day why I don't just get a degree in exercise science and become a strength coach; I had no response... (In other words, why didn't I think of that?) I'll probably end up doing investment banking or something.
12-12-2007, 11:49 AM
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12-12-2007, 11:54 AM
I just forced myself to get through it. I realized part way through that biochem wasn't for me. I was first considering being a doctor (ahaha, yeah right) then a dentist (ahaha, yeah right). I ended up deciding that I was going to get into investments, so I applied and got accepted into my MBA program in finance which is tough in a different way to say the least.
I wasn't too keen on the idea of being around sick people and slaving myself to my work (doctor) which is why I decided on investments. The business world there is an equal potential to make just as money as a doctor. The only difference is job security between the 2.
I'm glad I didn't venture down med school. The pathway to get there is not worth it, and neither is the lifestyle once you complete it, IRO.
12-12-2007, 12:00 PM
This was my shlttiest semester I had all in college. Fall '04
I blew off organic chem b/c I could not keep up with it.
*my [email protected] academic advisor said I needed to take this, which later on wound up being an elective later on #@!%$#@%
12-12-2007, 12:00 PM
My brother-in-law is a financial analyst and really enjoys his job. He defintely works hard, and just passed his third and final CFA exam. From what my sister says, he may be able to start working from home in the near future. That's very appealing to me. Granted, I want to graduate and never have to use my degree since my plan is to play poker professionally, but at least I will have the degree for a fall-back and use it if necessary.
12-12-2007, 12:02 PM
12-12-2007, 12:06 PM
Business is slightly mundane to me, but I am so glad I never have to take another science class again. The CFA exam is a kick in the teeth. I'll make a run at it eventually and I hope I can get through it.
back in the day when I took my GMAT I didn't study for it for the first time and scored a whopping 500 even (this is below average). Pretty embarassing. I put in more time to study it the second time for a few months and got a 630 the second time. Its not an Ivy League score, but it works I suppose.
12-12-2007, 12:08 PM
12-12-2007, 12:12 PM
Organic chemistry was just way too problematic. I'm sure it was the workload at the time, but I just couldn't comprehend any of it. I just started drawing arrows around the molecular structures in the shapes of smiley faces and pictures. I quit on organic about 5 weeks in.
I think for a casual science elective, intro into anatomy is probably the most enjoyable and entertaining class to take. Anything chemistry specific starts to bore really easily.
12-12-2007, 12:20 PM
hell no i'm not taking that. I barely got passed Inorganic Chem II with B thats all nighters studying. But in my university Organic Chem is one day out of the week and its 6 f'in hours long.
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