[nabs-l] Organic chemistry

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Thu Aug 11 23:41:23 UTC 2016


Thanks Arielle, that sounds cool.  How did you follow along in class?

Anna E Givens


> On Aug 11, 2016, at 5:21 PM, Arielle Silverman via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> When I took organic chemistry, I really liked using the modeling kits.
> My professor would build the models I needed the night before the exam
> and simply pass me the models along with the electronic copy of the
> exam so I could name them or do whatever I needed with them. I did
> have an amazing professor, and I know some professors might not be
> willing to take that extra step of building the models, but it really
> does help I think.
> You could certainly try with the tactile drawing board, though I
> suspect the tactile images won't be as high-quality.
> 
> Best, Arielle
> 
>> On 8/11/16, Anna via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Has anyone taken organic chemistry?  I am in first semester organic
>> chemistry this fall and I was thinking I could use a model kit since there
>> are a lot of structures to be described or drawn.  But after talking  to my
>> professor and looking over some of the practice exams, I, and my professor,
>> feel like it would take too long to build all the structures for am exam or
>> quiz or for someone to do that in class while he's drawing on the board.  So
>> while I plan to use a model kit in tutoring or my own studies, I am not sure
>> it's practical for in class or times assignments like quizzes.
>> So my other thought was to use a tactile drawing board.  But then my
>> question is do you think that would be big enough to draw a complex
>> structure and still be able to feel and distinguish all the little details
>> within the structure. That is my concern with this method because of course
>> visually looking at a drawing is quite different than feeling it.
>> If anyone has any experience or thoughts about this, I would love to hear.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Anna E Givens
>> 
>> 
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