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Tufts University: Jonathan Kenny - Chemistry - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Jonathan Kenny | CHEM031 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I| Chemistry2004-04-22

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Kenny is one nice guy. He is probably the nicest guy in the entire Chemistry department. Too bad, since P-Chem is really an incomprehensible class. The thing is, Kenny understands what he's talking about. He's a PhD! But he has trouble grasping the idea that the undergrads DONT always follow his lectures. When Kenny lectures, he sort of gets into his own little world and has a conversation with himself, while students struggle to keep up. The book that they use for this course is probably the most unhelpful textbook I've ever read. It is full of jargon and is more suited for graduate students rather than undergrads, who have never seen the material. Combine this book with Kenny's lectures and you are in for one bewildering time. The only thing that helped me learn P-Chem was doing the problem sets. It's really too bad that Kenny spends most of his time on theory. I didn't pass this class because I understood the theory. I passed because I could spit back the homework I did on exams.

Workload:
The homework assignments took a very long time to do. Expect to budge at least six hours a week. This is because you'll need the extra time to make sense of Kenny's lectures and the incomprehensible book. If I were you, I'd take this class at another university.


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