Dr. Lee Friedman 242

Quick Reference Guide

Professor Friedman has been teaching at University of Maryland College Park since at least 2007. I've been a full time tutor since 2010, and below is my personal guide to his teaching style that I have observed since then.

POINTS BREAKDOWN:
9% Lab Quizzes (47 points), 40% Exams (200 points), 51% Labs (254 points)
Estimated Curve: ~12 - 17%.

Lab Quizzes: 47 points. Graded on Accuracy. Straightforward.
Lab Reports: Dr. Friedman's postlab questions are extremely difficult. He creates new postlab questions every semester, ensuring that your friend's old CHEM242 labs are useless.
The answers to his postlab questions are impossible to google. ~50% are conceptual and ~50% are calculation based.
He frequently references obscure PhD research papers from 20+ years ago.
Bonus Points: Never.


LAB EXAM STYLE:
- HIGHEST Difficulty - Dr. Friedman has the hardest exam problems among UMD Chemistry professors. The inspiration for his tests come from outside sources - making it impossible to figure out his strategy.
- 100% of exam questions are purposely TRICKY and involve exceptions.
- Rarely repeats old exam questions verbatim.
- 1 Exam = 75 points. 1 Final = 75 points. 1 Practical (In-Person) = 50 points.
- Friedman's style is consistent and asks the same set of lab topics
- Students who tutor with me will learn exam strategies curated from 10 semester's worth of Dr. Friedman's CHEM 242 exams.


HOW TO STUDY FOR DR. FRIEDMAN'S FINAL EXAM:
- Contact me for tutoring if you're interested in study strategies for Friedman's final exam.

Download CHEM 242 Syllabus (Most Recent Fall 2018)