"I was afraid that I would be investing in something that wouldn't help me improve on my understanding of organic chemistry, but these sheets have allowed me to review the materials on my own time and explained it in a way that was easy to understand. It allowed me to pass Organic Chemistry with a B even after receiving a 38% on the first exam! I have found them to be exceedingly helpful!"
- K. W. Providence College
"Thank you for creating this site! I actually love organic chemistry and am doing well but I wanted a simplified study guide to help me memorize reactions. Organic chemistry books are so big and go into such in depth explanation that a lot of the important stuff gets lost in the verbiage. I think the biggest issue for me is identifying what reaction is occurring because I see the reactant and my mind goes blank. Your guides make it easier and less daunting. "
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- Gabriel, Kennesaw State U.
"They were really helpful. Being in my first year of university, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do. The sheets were helpful because they saved me so much time. All the information I needed for my exam were scattered all over my notes, the reference book and the teacher's power points. The summary sheet had all the information I needed in one place. Thank you so much !"
- C. V., Universite de Sherbrooke
"They provide a single convenient location to find information. Helped me get an A on my orgo 1 test."
- M.B., Purdue University
"They help me see the big picture. Our textbook is not very clear and you have to figure a lot out on your own. Also, my professor spends a lot of time on the details of mechanisms so you lose sight of the overall goal. "
- V. H., The Ohio State University
" I received an A in organic chemistry 1, and the MOC Org 1 notes were extremely helpful. They are great because they essentially sum up whole chapters onto one page. Especially for substitution, elimination and addition reactions."
- M. M. , University of Texas at Arlington
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- Susan V.
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- AJ, University of Calgary
"The summary sheets are worth every penny because they sum up perfectly on one sheet the notes that I took on 10 sheets. Would be worth 3 times the price come finals time because it is such an incredible study tools for the final exam. Thank you for what you are doing."
- Blake H., University of Tenn
"Your formula sheet kicked ass for me as I came back from a failing grade to passing organic two with a C. Sure, not that impressive I guess, but considering I got a 30 and 34 on the first two exams before I tapped into your resources I'm stoked. Great reference"
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- Andrew A.
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- Evan M.
"First I would like to say that I bought your review guide last semester and it helped me study for the final exam. Because of it, I think I improved my grade in the class by a full letter! Thanks! "
- Zach T.
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- Amir M.
"I recently bought all your guides and they are awesome and wonderful. I kind of stepped in a big cow-pie of a distance organic chemistry course where it was marketed as "Distance Organic Chemistry I" for people who need pre-reqs for health professions, and instead it's apparently Organic I and Organic II crammed into 1 course, and apparently a little bit more. As a person who is working full time and needs to make pre-reqs quickly, I feel like the victim of a bait and switch; why should this course be harder than a standard Organic Chemistry I course? So, your guides have been a real godsend for me."
- Seiji N.
"Just wanted to let you know I got a 95% A on the exam - took until today to get the grades back. I'm pretty happy with that! The reagent guide helped a lot being able to quickly look up the mechanisms while I was studying. If it wasn't for a small omission I made on a LiAlH4 ester reduction mechanism drawing problem I probably would have had the entire exam 100% right."
- Ryan M., Arizona State University
" I can honestly say that the reagent guide is the best money I've ever spent on schooling, although sadly I only found this the day before my final. I wish I could have discovered this month's ago"
- Patrick E.
" First of all, I want to say Thank You for putting in all that time for the reagent guide (eventhough you get $35, I still think it is worth more). It's simply awesome. Btw it is much better than the small version our professor made for us. If you want to know the effect it had on me, read the rest. I am currently enrolled in Orgo 1 and by means of procrastination I did not study Organic Chemistry for the past 2-3 months. My finals are on Monday; studied for about 3-4 hours with this fantastic reagent guide and guess what? I can almost get all of the reactions right, pertaining to our exam.Thanks James! You are the Salman khan for Orgo! :D"
- Mevin M.
"I am in Organic chemistry right now and it is by far my favorite class I have ever taken. I am doing well in it but this reagent guide is simply amazing. Thank you so much for the help!"
" This guide is amazing. It is bringing light to mechanisms!! I have been having so much trouble in my ochem II class but it's helping a lot so far. Thank you so much for making this...you should try and get it printed so they can sell it as a little manual/guide in college bookstores. Thanks again"
" I found the guide very helpful and was able to get an "A" in my organic chemistry II class by using it. Should I take a standardized test that involves organic chemistry in the near future, I will definitely use the guide again"
" Finally, I'd like to share the good news of getting A+ for my Org 1 last sem. Thank you for all that you've done in helping me consolidate my learning. The reagent guide is definitely the most important thing I have now!"
" The Reagent Guide and (especially) the summary sheets were of great use to me! Of course nothing beats a regular class, with regular reading over an extended period of time. Since neither of these things were available to me at the time, I decided to buy your "product", and it worked better for me than reading through a 1000 page textbook could. It was very clear, and it was easy to understand the different mechanisms without having to strain the imagination. In short, it let me work through Organic Chemistry in one week in stead of 5 months. I wouldn't presume to be able to find any improvements to your work, even if this was called for, so no, it was perfectly fine to me the way it is currently presented."
" I am currently taking ochem II and I completely forgot all the ochem I basics, especially the reagents and what they do. The Reagent Guide is extremely helpful, I like how it explains what the reaction does step-by-step and the different examples in which the reagents are used for. I try to study this everyday to refresh my memory in order to master this course. Thank you so much for making this reagent guide!"
" Just wanted to say thanks! I took my DAT today and did very well on the Organic section of my DAT. In fact, it was my highest scoring section haha. Alongside other materials, your reagent guide was very helpful in consolidating all the information with mechanisms for many of the reactions I came across. "
- Nam H.
" I am studying for the DAT and this is by far the most helpful resource I have ever come across. If I come across a reagent I am unfamiliar with as I work organic problems, I just hit "Ctrl F" and it takes me to the part of the guide that talks about it. If I had only had this guide, while I was doing my organic seqeunce in college, it would have made my life sooo much easier. Thank you so much for putting this together! "
- John F.
" Thank you for the additional materials. Your reagent guide has been an invaluable resource in the short time that I have had it. Thank you so very much for spending a large amount of detailed time helping struggling O Chem students! "
- Jill B., Colorado State University
" I purchased the Reagent Guide because I was seeking a consolidated, streamlined "toolbox" of reactions that would help me in my orgo 2 class, and the guide has definitely served its purpose. I carry it with me whenever I am doing anything orgo related, and frequently consult it whenever I have questions about different reagents and mechanisms. It has definitely made my life easier. "
- John W.
" Thanks for creating such a wonderful guide! It is definetly useful and I only regret not buying it earlier in the year. Thank you as well for the reactions summary sheet; I was definitely looking for something like this as well as the reagent guide."
- Jeffrey L.
" Thanks so much for you reagent guide - without it I was so lost, and now my exam preparation is going so much better :) Thanks for all the additional material included here as well, I found it very useful."
- Dovile S.
" It quickly helps me remember what certain reagents do without having to search up my textbook. It also reminds me of the mechanism when I forget it's purpose and how reagents attack molecules or how it drives a reaction to completion. It's been a year since I've taken Organic Chemistry one and this helped me quickly fill up the gap of things I couldn't recall. On my first exam, I was able to recall a lot of things getting me an A on the exam!"
- B.B., University of Florida
" My last exam was 94 and I hope I will stay within this range since it seems the concepts are getting more difficult; the summary sheets really help in having all necessary info handy. I loved how you explained the three major pathways of reactions (carbocation; 3-ring etc). It all made sense and tied all reactions together. I can see patterns now and not just a whole bunch of random reactions I had to memorize... Big revelation on which bonds break and which formed during a reaction. "
- O.S., Penn State University
" They have, greatly. I think the summaries are really appropriate.They helped me greatly organize information for my chemistry midterm, and though it didn't go as well as I had hoped, I still am grateful."
- F.H., Brown University
" The summary sheets condensed topics and were great to help refresh my knowledge. The reagent guide was very helpful doing for quickly looking up reagents while I did homework and made study guides.My class average was a C and I got an A-! I even go the best grade in the class for one test :) "
- M.R., SUNY Old Westbury
" The OCHEM1 summary sheets recently helped me as I was studying for my second organic chemistry test as a reference tool for little (and big) things I'd forget like what makes a molecule meso and what goes into a successful SN2 reaction. The OCHEM 1 helped me on my last test on which I'm pretty sure I got nearly %100 on."
- N.W., Liberty University
" I was worried it wouldnt be thorough enough, but they helped me understand mechanisms and synthesis reaction directly and to the point. The guides dont have any unnecessary fluff its just what I need to know and the direct eplanation. They help me study for organic 2 better than any other resource. I havent finished my course yet but ive already moved from a C in organic 1 to an A in organic 2(currently). "
- A.N., Memorial University
" A little worried that it would be missing some material, but it had literally everything in it.They are a great summary and reference. The summary is a great tool for multiple choice exams.I have not gotten my grade back but I used it for the ACS organic chem 1 final."
- R.C., Mississippi State University
" Rather than flipping through countless pages of notes, textbooks, or google searches, the first place I look is through the reagent guide and summary sheets. 9/10 times I find the information I need within those resources to answer any questions I have. They have been great!"
- N.J., Washington University of St. Louis
" Yes. A quick read lets me know if I've forgotten something. This allows me to go back to my text and fill any knowledge gaps. I scored in the top 94th percentile on the ACS organic 1 test. This was due to a solid effort put in throughout the semester, and using MOC to review as mentioned above."
- J.M., Kennesaw State University
"It has been more helpful than I could have imagined! It lays out all of the need to knows in a format that is great for comparing reactions and understanding mechanisms but is brief enough that it is studyable (yes that is a made up word). Instead of reading through an entire textbook, I can learn all I need to from these outlines and I don't feel overwhelmed."
- A.F., St. Norbert College
" They were both short and sweet. They allowed me to see which reagent does what job. And the flow chart in the Orgo2 summary package was amazing. Also, the reaction table, where you look at your starting material and your reagent (grignard, alcohol, LiAlH4, etc) and figure out what product it produces was a life saver."
- H.M., University of Toronto Mississauga