[nabs-l] Organic chemistry

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 15:12:51 UTC 2016


I remember spending a lot of time in my professor's office hours and
he would make me models of things that had been discussed in class. I
also took a lot of notes on what he was saying so I could review later
with the models.


On 8/11/16, Anna via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 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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