On many campuses, organic chemistry is a weeder course.
We’re on a mission to change that outcome.
With our innovative teaching method and materials your students will:
- Learn how to focus
- Retain information
- Develop problem-solving skills
Your students will experience success and pursue their professional dreams greeting the world as enthusiastic researchers and healers.
Understand OCHEM incorporates cutting-edge instructive approaches not found in any other organic chemistry textbook.
The Understand OCHEM method changes the students focus and approach from passive learning to analyzing and actively solving problems utilizing the associated workbooks.
As the New York Times put it, "You can't memorize all the possible answers—you have to rely on intuition, generalizing from specific examples." Memorization does not lead to deep learning of organic chemistry because students cannot apply information to new situations without understanding the fundamentals.
We tackled the following challenges and developed Understand OCHEM:
- Traditional organic chemistry textbooks continue to use a compartmentalized approach that has not changed. This leads to students memorizing specific reactions without understanding how each works.
- Students have difficulty keeping up with lectures because they are concentrating on taking notes.
- They fail to finish exams and cannot manipulate three-dimensional structures on paper.