Journal of Chemical Education
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.
Applications of Chemistry, Collaborative/Cooperative Learning, Organic Chemistry, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Second-Year Undergraduate, Testing/Assessment
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Shea, Kevin M.; Gorin, David J.; and Buck, Maren E., "Literature-Based Problems for Introductory Organic Chemistry Quizzes and Exams" (2016). Chemistry: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.