Being good at memorisation can only only help you out in the soft subjects such as History, but also in hard subjects, such as Chemistry. Although Chemistry does not have as many formulas unlike Physics or Maths, it does contain a lot of chemical names and equations that students have to become familiar with in order to do well in exams. In addition, certain problem solving techniques are also essential for some types of questions. There is no doubt that a student who excels at this will have an easier time applying his knowledge appropriately.Read More
Prior to taking Chemistry as a core science elective in upper secondary level, students may not be familiar with the term “Periodic Table” even if they have heard about it before. However, for Chemistry students at any level, seeing the periodic table is as common as bread and butter for them. School or tuition teachers alike will always reference back to this table as well.Read More
Recently, I was approached by some of my students who asked the million-dollar question: “How do you study Chemistry and do well in exams?” This was collectively asked by both students who have been consistently doing well in exams and their classmates who seem to be struggling in the subject.Read More
These days, our Ministry of Education has been rigorously vetting through the different sources of textbooks for school use and this has helped to raise the bar significantly. As authors start to becoming creative in using nice graphics and straightforward language to depict Chemistry concepts, school textbooks have definitely surpassed those used decades ago. In fact, it is now common to see students using it for self-revision and making summary notes on their own.Read More
Although Chemistry is a subject that students only get to choose as a pure science elective at upper secondary level, but it has already been incorporated into a student’s education as part of the general science syllabus at primary and lower secondary level. And that is not without good reason, the abstract concepts are difficult to relate to real life instances. However, Chemistry is critical as one of the core foundation subjects in the education of our children. Read More
Chemistry is a subject that teaches us skills that no other subjects or even other science electives can provide in the classroom. It is a subject ranked one of the top in terms of application based science. Almost every question or problem will involve you having to use the knowledge you picked up during the course to solve problems during lessons either in school or in Chemistry tuition class. The good news is Chemistry does not require much regurgitation.
Being good at memorisation will definitely assist students in their studies and exams. There are some questions that require students to regurgitate formulas or definitions, and these do not require much understanding. Read More