A Quick Guide To Dealing With Organic Chemistry Homework

  1. Make sure that you know what you are being asked to do. Check the instructions. Read them through at least twice. Make notes as ideas come into your head, as these will form a good basis for your work.
  2. Plan your time. Make sure that you leave plenty of time to plan your homework. Check other work that you need to submit. Leave time to research, write a draft, proofread and edit your work before you submit it for marking.
  3. At this point do you need any additional clarification from your tutor? Do you need any help from a Learning Support Tutor? Do you need any help in organising your work so it reads in a logical progression?
  4. Remember that Organic Chemistry is a Science and will demand scientific writing skills that are very different to the skills that you need for writing a narrative essay. The language you need will be subject specific so you cannot blag it!
  5. You may find that other students on your course may be happy to be part of a study group, where you can pool your skills and resources. Make sure that you call contribute equally to the outcome of the groups especially if they are based on the assignment.
  6. Try to find some examples of the work that you need to produce. If you look online at some of the homework help websites, you may be able to find some free examples that you can use as a template.
  7. There are several websites that offer instructional videos. These are usually produced by teachers and can be useful as you can play them back as many times as you need. There is usually no cost to down load these videos for your own use.
  8. If you are running into difficulty you may find that you would benefit from some additional support from an online tutor. Initially support may be free but generally one to one tutoring costs, so be aware of the extent of package that you are buying into.
  9. By this stage you have probably got a good outline for your work. Check that you have a thesis statement and that the rest of the work follows a logical progression of ideas, and it covers that usual beginning, main part and conclusion.
  10. Take the time to read through your work, even if you have had help completing it as there may be simple grammatical mistakes or typos. Ideally get someone else to read through it for you and give their opinion.