My ochem final is tomorrow morning and my brain is fried. I always tend to panic before exams and right now I feel like I won’t remember anything. I’m trying to focus on reactions with carbohydrates, but I’m just not grasping it the way that I should. Tomorrow is going to be terrible.
Ochem lab grades were just emailed out and I have a 90% in lab. Yes! That seriously helps my overall grade. I just need to do well on the ACS and free response portions of the final and I should have a solid B in ochem. Lab really is my favorite part of any science course. Even though the 16 page lab reports killed me, those labs are what really helped me understand the reactions.
My ochem final contains subject matter from both ochem 1 and 2. I’ve been reviewing ochem 1 material and a lot of it seems so much easier after everything I’ve been doing this semester. It makes me wonder why I struggled so much during my first semester. I should have tried harder. I could have done so much better last semester.
I am officially done with ochem lab! Today was checkout and I was actually a little sad throwing out all of the crystals that I synthesized. I had those last minute panic moments, like, “what if I still need to take melting points or calculate my percent yield?!” Haha. But I will never have to do that again. I just need to turn in my last lab and that’s it. I’m this much closer to pharmacy school. It’s a good feeling.
Yesterday, my campus hosted several prospective honors students so they could experience a little bit of campus life and some of the classes that they would be taking. My friend, a biochem major, was hosting a pre-pharmacy candidate who, after sitting in on one ochem lecture, switched his major from the sciences to business. Is ochem really that intimidating? Haha.