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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have finally memorized all of the required reactions for benzene rings, aldehydes, and ketones. I feel accomplished.

I have finally memorized all of the required reactions for benzene rings, aldehydes, and ketones. I feel accomplished.

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