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We thought readers might be interested in Alberto Moniz’s letter, which he originally sent to Geoff Rayner-Canham.
At the beginning of the fall 2010 semester I initiated a new activity. Not yet knowing my students and seeking to set the proper tone, I asked them to name three pet peeves about classes, teaching, laboratory — anything related to their learning.
More than a decade ago, in a conversation with an instructor of physics, an article entitled, “Why Do I Have to Study Physics?” was mentioned. Upon reading that article, I concluded that a similar reference was needed in chemistry.
WolframAlpha is a valuable website for chemistry teachers and students. I have found this website to be a wonderful source of information and a great time saver.