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CHEM 1332: Fundamentals of Chemistry
University of Houston

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Rated 3.4/5

Average Class Difficulty

4.0/5

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Average Grade

B

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CHEM 1332 Fundamentals of Chemistry is a Chemistry course at UH taught by the following professor: Simon Bott.
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  • Class rating 4/5
    OK. it seems as though he is worse this semester (i took him last smstr). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bott is by far one of the best professors I have had to date. I wish he taught Chemistry 1 during the school year. Really straight-forward with what he wants from you as a student and reminds you every class time. Keeps the lectures interesting by giving us a little break at least once during the lecture to provide some insight mainly for those who are going to medgrad school. Daily quizzes, 3 tests (1 drop) + final and TONS of extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you do not read and do not go to class, you WILL fail. If you do not have the concepts down, you will not do well. You can't just memorize how to do problems like you could in Geanangel's 1331. He's a great prof, though. Hes pretty generous with extra credit and some curving on grades if the class is good, but ONLY for students who go to class. If you aren't there, you're screwed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Professor!!! Best chemistry Professor that the University of Houston has. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Bott is, if not the best, one of the best professors in UH. Go to class early in order to get a seat! If you are a chemistry major, TAKE HIM FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEM. You will not regret it. He is a very difficult professor, but the amount of time he puts into the class to prepare you is incredible. You have to attend class, and you have to watch the powerpoints to pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He really care about his students but this class is definitely not and easy A. Need to work your butt off. Exams are mediumhard focuses on concept and understanding the material. Tests are tough but to be fair he says this at the beginning however if you watch powerpoints and do the work its very doable. This plus his incredible charisma , love for the subject, and great teaching MORE than makes up for the difficulty-like FAR more. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    GREAT professor! Listen to his advice, go to review sessions, do the homework problems multiple times and most of all, PAY ATTENTION. His tests are not at all impossible, just require thinking. Best chemistry professor I have ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Bott is no joke. definitely not easy A. Tests are from other, harder, schools. The class can be fun to go to at times but tests are too hard for what it's worth. he may or may not make the final optional. Quizzes and homework's are much easier than the actual test so don't let that fool you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Entered the Chem 2 class, had to drop it, ONLY bc he made it crystal clear that, If you had not taken Chem 1, you will not pass Chem 2, and for me it was a while since I've taken Chem 1. He is and Awesome professor, and like my teacher from High school, he is strict but HE TEACHES YOU! Please don't wear A&M to class, and show your Coog Pride! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If you actually care about doing well, you will do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    really great and helpful ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he's so good at teaching chem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Bott is by far one of the best professor when it comes to teaching at UH, but that's it. Otherwise he is a man who disrespects students, makes false promises, and makes empty threats. Again, I think it is great to promote school pride, but the reason why we are coming to chemistry class is to learn chemistry and get the grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    No Joke. Great Teacher, Lecturer, but tests are impossible. No curve. A bunch of quizzes which almost everyone does poorly on. Even if you do the BB hw, practices test, survey, read, perfect attendance they aren't a big percentage of your grade, it is his tests that are. His test are extremely tough. he gives out an avg of 5 quizzes per day. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Explains everything pretty easy. The tests are impossible. If you did not take him for chem 1 then you will suffer in this class. I got an A with geanangle and geanangle does not prepare you well for this class. He makes the simple problems with easy concepts sooo hard! you think you understand , but in reality you will cry during the tests. VERY hard. Eats your quiz if you have fringes left on your quiz papers. Acts too smart. Extremely hard tests, the average was 29% for the first test! Teaches easy stuff in class but gives the most bizarre calculations on the test. Dont take him! SAVE YOUR GPA!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Rude. During the whole semester you will have about 70 quizzes sometimes 3-4 per class. He will curve, but not much. If you get C-, you get C. Tests are extremely hard. Dont buy the book because he never goes over it. Half of the class he talks about sports and stuff. You must study by yourself. He does not explain anything. Quizzes are ok and hw not bad. You think you are prepared but stop and revise it all again. Even if you think you know it all, believe me you dont. His exams are made for PhD graduates. Can be rude at times. All you gonna get is leave me alone. Do not concentrate on hw, its worth 0.1% and each test quest. wort 1% ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He will not help you. Loves to see students suffer :( No mercy no nothing. I wish there were more chemistry professors who teach 1332. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hands down the hardest professor I have ever met. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This class is really tough. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you want an A take this professor. He is very clear about what he wants. For his exams , he gives review sheets which cover at least 80% of what is going to show up in the exams . The learn smarts are due every month which gives you a great amount of time to do them and he replies to emails really fast. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I really like Dr Knapp. He's very Down to earth and prompt in responding to students through email or helping them after class. He's also very accommodating if you have to Move an exam. His lectures are posted on bb and although hard to hear in class, they are thorough and loud on bb. He is passionate about the topic. Great guy overall ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Although it was a tough class, he curves the grade at the end of the semester depending on the overall grades of the whole class. There are homework each week with a due date. The tests were unrelated to the materials learned in class, so make sure you study. The reviews did help a little, but not a whole lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    First class I've failed in my life, and I know I'm not alone. His tests are completely irrelevant to the lectures and the textbook. I put in at least 12+ hours a week for this class and still failed. My major was physics. Taking this class completely turned me off from it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Everything straight from the book, all problems were from examples from book. Tests were pretty hard as well. Make sure you read before class then you will better understand. Sucks at calucations, won't explain the math part of problems. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 4/5
    OK. it seems as though he is worse this semester (i took him last smstr). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bott is by far one of the best professors I have had to date. I wish he taught Chemistry 1 during the school year. Really straight-forward with what he wants from you as a student and reminds you every class time. Keeps the lectures interesting by giving us a little break at least once during the lecture to provide some insight mainly for those who are going to medgrad school. Daily quizzes, 3 tests (1 drop) + final and TONS of extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you do not read and do not go to class, you WILL fail. If you do not have the concepts down, you will not do well. You can't just memorize how to do problems like you could in Geanangel's 1331. He's a great prof, though. Hes pretty generous with extra credit and some curving on grades if the class is good, but ONLY for students who go to class. If you aren't there, you're screwed. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great Professor!!! Best chemistry Professor that the University of Houston has. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Bott is, if not the best, one of the best professors in UH. Go to class early in order to get a seat! If you are a chemistry major, TAKE HIM FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEM. You will not regret it. He is a very difficult professor, but the amount of time he puts into the class to prepare you is incredible. You have to attend class, and you have to watch the powerpoints to pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He really care about his students but this class is definitely not and easy A. Need to work your butt off. Exams are mediumhard focuses on concept and understanding the material. Tests are tough but to be fair he says this at the beginning however if you watch powerpoints and do the work its very doable. This plus his incredible charisma , love for the subject, and great teaching MORE than makes up for the difficulty-like FAR more. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    GREAT professor! Listen to his advice, go to review sessions, do the homework problems multiple times and most of all, PAY ATTENTION. His tests are not at all impossible, just require thinking. Best chemistry professor I have ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Bott is no joke. definitely not easy A. Tests are from other, harder, schools. The class can be fun to go to at times but tests are too hard for what it's worth. he may or may not make the final optional. Quizzes and homework's are much easier than the actual test so don't let that fool you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Entered the Chem 2 class, had to drop it, ONLY bc he made it crystal clear that, If you had not taken Chem 1, you will not pass Chem 2, and for me it was a while since I've taken Chem 1. He is and Awesome professor, and like my teacher from High school, he is strict but HE TEACHES YOU! Please don't wear A&M to class, and show your Coog Pride! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    If you actually care about doing well, you will do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    really great and helpful ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he's so good at teaching chem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Bott is by far one of the best professor when it comes to teaching at UH, but that's it. Otherwise he is a man who disrespects students, makes false promises, and makes empty threats. Again, I think it is great to promote school pride, but the reason why we are coming to chemistry class is to learn chemistry and get the grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    No Joke. Great Teacher, Lecturer, but tests are impossible. No curve. A bunch of quizzes which almost everyone does poorly on. Even if you do the BB hw, practices test, survey, read, perfect attendance they aren't a big percentage of your grade, it is his tests that are. His test are extremely tough. he gives out an avg of 5 quizzes per day. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Explains everything pretty easy. The tests are impossible. If you did not take him for chem 1 then you will suffer in this class. I got an A with geanangle and geanangle does not prepare you well for this class. He makes the simple problems with easy concepts sooo hard! you think you understand , but in reality you will cry during the tests. VERY hard. Eats your quiz if you have fringes left on your quiz papers. Acts too smart. Extremely hard tests, the average was 29% for the first test! Teaches easy stuff in class but gives the most bizarre calculations on the test. Dont take him! SAVE YOUR GPA!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Rude. During the whole semester you will have about 70 quizzes sometimes 3-4 per class. He will curve, but not much. If you get C-, you get C. Tests are extremely hard. Dont buy the book because he never goes over it. Half of the class he talks about sports and stuff. You must study by yourself. He does not explain anything. Quizzes are ok and hw not bad. You think you are prepared but stop and revise it all again. Even if you think you know it all, believe me you dont. His exams are made for PhD graduates. Can be rude at times. All you gonna get is leave me alone. Do not concentrate on hw, its worth 0.1% and each test quest. wort 1% ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He will not help you. Loves to see students suffer :( No mercy no nothing. I wish there were more chemistry professors who teach 1332. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Hands down the hardest professor I have ever met. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    This class is really tough. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    If you want an A take this professor. He is very clear about what he wants. For his exams , he gives review sheets which cover at least 80% of what is going to show up in the exams . The learn smarts are due every month which gives you a great amount of time to do them and he replies to emails really fast. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I really like Dr Knapp. He's very Down to earth and prompt in responding to students through email or helping them after class. He's also very accommodating if you have to Move an exam. His lectures are posted on bb and although hard to hear in class, they are thorough and loud on bb. He is passionate about the topic. Great guy overall ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Although it was a tough class, he curves the grade at the end of the semester depending on the overall grades of the whole class. There are homework each week with a due date. The tests were unrelated to the materials learned in class, so make sure you study. The reviews did help a little, but not a whole lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    First class I've failed in my life, and I know I'm not alone. His tests are completely irrelevant to the lectures and the textbook. I put in at least 12+ hours a week for this class and still failed. My major was physics. Taking this class completely turned me off from it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Everything straight from the book, all problems were from examples from book. Tests were pretty hard as well. Make sure you read before class then you will better understand. Sucks at calucations, won't explain the math part of problems. ...Continue reading