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Only made chemistry worse for me
on 19 January 2012
I genuinely found this book shocking to work with over my AS year, I'm now working with a CGP book (which my teachers hate) but I find it so much easier. I guess it's whatever works best for you.
The notes are concise, but a little too vague for me. There's a fair bit of calculation to be done in chemistry, some of them more difficult than others. And come exam time, if there's something you haven't done in a while and needed a reminder this just completely sends the chemistry bit of my brain into a nervous breakdown. I'm not a naturally maths orientated person, so when a book tells me to divide such-and-such by this teeny-weeny number, I'd prefer to know exactly why and how this is going to help.
If you latch onto maths and chemistry theories very quickly and generally find it quite an easy subject, I'm sure this book would work well for you. But for me, I prefer things that are crystal-clear in what they're telling you to do. This book has the complete spec. and is handy if you want to know what to revise for exams, but there's still a lot left to be desired in my case.