Myth: Organic Chemistry is hard!
Fact: Organic Chemistry requires a new method of thinking, and visual aids are a giant step towards understanding.
Why, you ask? The sad fact is that organic chemistry textbooks have started to teach down to students. I understand that organic chemistry may seem a bit complicated at first, because if you try to just memorize facts you may be able to squeak by only if you have a photographic memory. It is one of the first science courses where simply understanding what is happening behind the memorization is going to help you much more than simply regurgitating the information, and might even help you come up with an answer to a question you haven't yet "learned the answer to". Sadly some of that knowledge is being left behind and not being taught in favor of just teaching students to memorize some glib rule that covers only 80% of the cases.
I have been a TA in organic chemistry for courses ranging from beginning organic chemistry courses, organic chemistry laboratory courses, and even graduate level Advanced synthesis, physical organic, heterocycles and organometallic courses, with a little bit of inorganic chemistry instruction thrown in on the side! In that time I have found that teaching organic chemistry is best done by laying a solid foundation, and providing multiple views on problems by which solutions might be found.
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