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Hello. I was thinking of doing the organic portion of AS chemistry. Do you think it's better to do from the book, or should I use chemguide (which btw, I find better than my book), or to watch videos on it from YouTube?
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Chemguide chemguide chemguide.

I'm teaching myself all the AQA year 13 content before it happens. Chemguide works.
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Hello. I was thinking of doing the organic portion of AS chemistry. Do you think it's better to do from the book, or should I use chemguide (which btw, I find better than my book), or to watch videos on it from YouTube?
Both?

Chemguide is undoubtably excellent, but it is not specific to any specification. You will learn about things you don't need to learn about if you only use chemguide. But then again, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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All of the above helped me!
There's no reason you can use them all. Use whichever one you prefer mainly and the others to back up or solidify anything you're not too sure on. Just make sure whatever you're learning matches up with the specification for your exam board and that you're not missing anything out.

I'd also highly reccomend Chemrevise! Great booklets for a bunch of specifications that I believe saved my grade (been a little while since I've done it so you may need to check they're being kept up to date).
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Both?

Chemguide is undoubtably excellent, but it is not specific to any specification. You will learn about things you don't need to learn about if you only use chemguide. But then again, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
(Original post by yeahthatonethere)
All of the above helped me!
There's no reason you can use them all. Use whichever one you prefer mainly and the others to back up or solidify anything you're not too sure on. Just make sure whatever you're learning matches up with the specification for your exam board and that you're not missing anything out.

I'd also highly reccomend Chemrevise! Great booklets for a bunch of specifications that I believe saved my grade (been a little while since I've done it so you may need to check they're being kept up to date).
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Chemguide chemguide chemguide.

I'm teaching myself all the AQA year 13 content before it happens. Chemguide works.
So since I'll be self studying, from chemguide mainly, do you recommend making notes from it or simply reading?
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So since I'll be self studying, from chemguide mainly, do you recommend making notes from it or simply reading?
What is the aim of your self study?
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So since I'll be self studying, from chemguide mainly, do you recommend making notes from it or simply reading?
That really depends on whether you want to learn it all together or break it down into understanding the concepts and THEN memorising all the specification points, which definitely require you to take notes. I find the concepts really quite fast and easy to learn, but still need to work on memorising tests, mechanisms, colour changes etc. a bit harder, so I'm finding I can distil (no pun intended, seriously.......... Seriously.) all the stuff I need to get me through the exam into very concise notes.
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