Rachel (missfreud) wrote in chem_haters,

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A letter from the moderators

Dear Reader,

Greetings! We're your devoted moderators. Please allow us introduce ourselves and this community.

Tonight, we were chatting on AIM about how much we hate chemistry. Incidentally, both of us have written LiveJournal entries about how much chemistry sucks today (and received concurring comments from others). At first, missfreud suggested that we do our chemistry lab reports due tomorrow, hoping that we might provide each other with some much needed motivation. How ironic (or not) is it that although we're separated by nearly 3000 miles, we both suffer daily because of this hell we're put through. But the two of us decided otherwise, and this community was born.

missfreud: I am a junior in college, and sadly a biology major. This is the origin of my troubles and hatred for chemistry. For my major, I am required to take one course in general chem, three in organic, one in physical, one biochem, and two organic labs. It all started with Chem 33: Structure and Reactivity. What can I say? I can't stand organic chemistry, I can't stand memorizing reactions, I can't stand lab reports, I can't stand boring 9:00 a.m. lectures with 300-plus students, I can't stand chemistry exams, I can't stand anything and all things related to organic chem, affectionately (or maybe antagonistically) known as "orgo" among some of my friends. Sadly, I'm still only on my second organic chemistry course and first organic lab (which is graded based on percent yield! utterly ridiculous!). Call me crazy, but there was a short time in my life when I had considered majoring in chemistry! And now I can't believe I ever liked general chem. I know, I know, after those last two sentence you all just lost respect for me. Sorry!

tanyasrc: At 3:30 a.m., I can't write anything interesting. I'm a junior in college, a bio major and unfortunately for my major I have to take 5 semesters of chemistry which i hate so much (2 semesters of gen chem, 2 semesters of organic and one semester of biochemistry). I'm only in gen chem now and I hate it a whole lot. I don't know if i will survive through 3 more semesters of this hell.

If you are in a similar situation, join and tell us about yourself and why you hate chem. Feel free to talk about anything related (or not) to chemistry, frustrations, anger, joy (at the end of the term, perhaps), whatever. We look forward to reading your posts!


tanyasrc and missfreud, moderators
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