I really struggle with Chemistry experiments because I find it so difficult to learn stuff off and that's required, so I'm going to have to just drill them into my head. I love most of Chemistry but the rote-learning sucks. So yeah, I'm starting with experiments. I found this amazing resource full of questions and answers on all the experiments and I have access to Studyclix PLUS, so I'm going to write out all the questions and answers for each experiment and then do all the exam questions I can find on them.
There are 28 mandatory experiments in total; 8 organic chemistry, 10 titrations (acid-base, redox and water) and then 10 random ones e.g. flame tests, anion tests, rates of reaction. I like some of the organic experiments e.g. ethene, ethyne, but I find it difficult to remember the details in "extraction of clove oil from cloves" and "preparation of soap".
I'm going to do Chemistry exam questions from 2015-2003, which is 13 years * 11 questions = 143 questions in total. Divided by 31 days, that's 4.6 questions per day, which I'll round up to 5. I'm going to go top-heavy now so I can have more time in the week before the exam to cram for English and Irish which, let's face it, are cram subjects because those quotes are not going to stay in my long-term memory.
So, this week I want to get all the mandatory experiments revised. Today I'll do all 8 organic experiments and look over them tomorrow. Tuesday I'll do all the acid-base titrations, Wednesday the redox and water titrations. Friday I'll do 5 random ones and Saturday the same, then on Sunday I'll look over all of them. I'm leaving Monday, Thursday and Sunday pretty light so I can focus more on History and Maths.
Then next week I'll do all the Q4, Q5 and Rate of Reactions and Equilibrium questions and also read/write out notes on whatever comes up in those that I don't get first try. The week after that I'll do organic questions and Q10 and 11, and the final week I'll look over all my exam questions and notes and learn off definitions.
|08/05/2016||8 Organic Mes|
|10/05/2016||Redox, Water Titrations|
|12/05/2016||5 Random Expts|
|13/05/2016||5 Random Expts|
|14/05/2016||Look over all expts|
|16/05/2016||Look over notes|
|17/05/2016||Do all Q4s|
|19/05/2016||Do all Q5s|
|20/05/2016||Do Equilibrium qs|
|22/05/2016||Do Rates Qs|
|23/05/2016||Read over notes|
|25/05/2016||Do all Q6s|
|26/05/2016||Make Q10 and 11 notes|
|27/05/2016||Do all Q10s|
|28/05/2016||Do all Q11s|
|29/05/2016||Remaining orgo Qs|
|01/06/2016||Read over notes|
|04/06/2016||Read over notes|