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Tag Archive: organic chemistry

Aug 19

Writing an Online Organic Chemistry Quiz


Lately, I’ve been very interested in using my university’s Learning Management System (we use Moodle, others use Blackboard or something else) to administer quizzes to my students, but as an organic chemist, I’ve been hesitant to do so. Primarily because I don’t want to ask a bunch of multiple choice questions. That’s not what my …

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Sep 14

A year of OChem, as told by a blog stat graph


**Today’s post is a guest post by James Ashenhurst, author of the fantastic blog Master Organic Chemistry** If Google Analytics is any guide, here’s what a year of teaching organic chemistry looks like. The typical year’s forecast calls for growing concern from September onwards, peaking in a mid December monsoon. This is followed by a …

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Apr 20

Eye-Test Abstracts


Readers: have you noticed the new trend in graphical abstracts? Seems to me that more and more choose the “coloring book” route. (I’ve written about this a few times at Just Like Cooking, but I’ve decided to up the ante and broaden the discussion audience over here) When designing talks and posters, most chemists will …

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May 05

Calvin and Hobbes on Chemistry


Ok, so maybe they were originally talking about his math homework… but the joke’s still funny 🙂