Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-10-2016

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Abstract

Literature-based problems expose students to current, real world applications of chemistry. These types of problems are often confined to graduate and advanced undergraduate courses. We describe incorporation of literature-based problems in Organic I and II courses on quizzes and exams. We give students at least 1 week to study and discuss portions of a paper, then ask students to answer quiz and exam questions based on the paper. Students show high levels of engagement with and interest in the primary chemical literature when faced with these types of assessments.

Keywords

Applications of Chemistry, Collaborative/Cooperative Learning, Organic Chemistry, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Second-Year Undergraduate, Testing/Assessment

Volume

93

Issue

5

First Page

886

Last Page

890

DOI

10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00937

Rights

“This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Chemical Education, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work, see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00937

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