Comprehensive Program Simplifies Freshman Chemistry for Proficiency in Concepts 

March 29, 2023

Freshman chemistry is often seen as one of the most challenging courses for students pursuing a science-related major. The course is notoriously difficult, with many students struggling to understand the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry. However, with the right strategies and an innovative approach, students can pass this course successfully.

chemistry classroom, Rubidium symbol written on chalk board

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Lecture-style settings typically found in Freshman Chemistry classrooms provide instructors with an opportunity to efficiently present a large amount of information to a large number of students. For some, this learning environment works well, but for others, the lack of active involvement in the learning process leads to low information retention rates.

Students are receiving the information, but they may not be thinking through the concepts as they are presented with them. This can result in a disconnect from what they are learning and what they actually understand.

When students unconsciously take this passive approach to learning Chemistry, it can interfere with their ability to progress. Unlike other subjects, Chemistry requires students to understand concepts-not just memorize them-in a progressive way. Each lesson builds on the previous one. The ability to adapt Chemistry lessons in a way that meets the needs of different learning styles simultaneously can be a challenge in a traditional college classroom.

To further complicate things, many students have a hard time learning how to become fluent in the language of Chemistry. Instead of successfully conceptualizing the technical terms used, they assign everyday meanings to convey the concept. This creates an unassuming roadblock to their studies. They think they know what they are learning, but in fact are falling short of understanding what they need to know to move forward.

A Progressive, Logical, and Abstract Challenge

Freshman Chemistry is a perplexing and abstract science that involves many concepts that are difficult to visualize. Students are required to understand and apply principles of atomic structure, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions, among others.

Chemistry involves a significant amount of complex mathematical calculations. Students must be proficient in algebra, geometry, and calculus to understand the concepts and equations in chemistry. This can be overwhelmingly challenging for some students. If they lack a solid understanding of these subjects, they will have a hard time keeping up with the pace of this course.

How Can Trivedi Chemistry Help?

Trivedi Chemistry’s online chemistry video course and eBook provides instructors with an interactive way to teach chemistry. As an alternative to traditional textbooks, Trivedi Chemistry helps students better understand the concepts they need to know to be successful in this class. This inventive approach allows students to manipulate the material covered in classroom lectures to suit their unique learning style. This efficient learning tool increases concept understanding and in turn leads to less frustration and a higher percentage of students passing the class on their first try.

Trivedi Chemistry can be accessed from any device, allowing students to study and reinforce chemistry concepts and lessons anytime from anywhere. This can make it easier for students to fit studying into their busy schedules and maximize their learning opportunities for a favorable outcome

Various Formats

Trivedi Chemistry’s complete and approved online video course and eBook is available and accessible in an HTML format for students who prefer reading through the material like a traditional textbook. Trivedi Chemistry teaches full concepts in both formats so students can rely on a full spectrum of the material through both video and text. This way they aren’t relying on their lecture notes as their only means of study material.

Better Retention

Our unique combination of visual and text materials help students retain information and understand concepts needed to progress successfully. Practice tests and problem overviews help reinforce and emphasize basic chemistry concepts.

Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many college freshmen to pass. The complex concepts, mathematical calculations, and laboratory experiments require a high level of dedication, critical thinking, active learning, and attention to detail.

With proper study habits, effective time management, and the right resources, students can overcome common obstacles associated with learning Freshman Chemistry. Our cutting-edge approach to teaching Freshman Chemistry will help instructors extend their reach and help more students confidently understand basic chemistry concepts.

When students understand what they are learning, they stay motivated to learn more. By focusing on the real-world applications and the benefits of chemistry, students can not only pass their chemistry classes but also gain valuable knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers and everyday life.

Want to Learn More?

Trivedi Chemistry is a creative online course and eBook supporting Freshman Chemistry professors in their efforts to help students thoroughly understand and excel in all concepts of Freshman Chemistry. The comprehensive breakdowns include detailed visual explanations of concepts and 3D interactive models to support a variety of unique learning styles. More than textbooks and lectures alone, Trivedi Chemistry provides demonstrations of concepts at work. 24/7 access to our online video course allows students to replay challenging lessons over and over until they fully understand the concepts presented.

Give your students the confidence to succeed with Trivedi Chemistry. Contact us today to schedule a free demo of our online video chemistry course and eBook in action.