I’m sooo glad such a blog exists! I’m having trouble with summer AP chem work. D: Will I be able to ask for help in August? It’s more classifications than actual problems. Also, any particular way of studying or certain books should I buy? Are you natural at Chem?Anonymous
Of course I can answer some questions in August, if it’s for summer homework. The best way for me to study Chem is to do lots of problems; your required textbook should have them at the end of every chapter. But more importantly, having a resource (me!) to explain how to arrive at an answer in the best, easiest way.
As to whether I’m a ‘natural’ — everyone has a few select stumbling blocks. Mine are always with semantics (like a teacher transitioning into technobabble too quickly for student comfort) rather than math or problem-solving. There aren’t really ‘naturals’ at stuff like what you’ll be studying, but there are those with the tools to explain it in their own terms. Understanding it is really a lot more important than being able to do some mindless problems.
So really, there’s no need to buy any extra books! I started this blog to be the resource people seem to really need: someone to “walk them through” a problem and help them understand the concept rather than how to arrange their equation.