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Organic Chemistry Preparation

The ERC is pleased to offer a free, noncredit, preparatory course in organic chemistry during the spring semester. Orgo Prep is led by dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders who have excelled in organic chemistry. The program runs for seven weeks in the spring semester.

Students will be able to start searching for Spring 2014 Orgo Prep groups on January 30. Groups will start meeting on February 3.

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The course is designed to develop the study skills necessary to succeed in science courses at BU, particularly the College of Arts & Science’s Organic Chemistry 1 (CAS CH 203). There are no assignments, no grades, and no obligations. Our goal is to minimize the anxiety that is too often associated with organic chemistry and to help give students a leg-up on some of the material in an interactive, low-stress environment. We hope to show that organic chemistry is fun, interesting, and definitely not something to fear.

Each section of Orgo Prep is led by a pair of BU undergrads who have completed CH 203 and have an enthusiasm for organic chemistry. Each week, they will present a study skill and related topic that is covered in CH 203, and will lead students in practice problems and other engaging activities to help bring these topics to life. Every section will meet once a week for an hour and a half.

What is OrgoPrep?What’s Orgo Prep and should I sign up? VIDEO
Still not sure if Orgo Prep is for you? Check out this short 3 minute video to get answers about what Orgo Prep is, who should take Orgo Prep, why Orgo Prep is helpful, and more! Answered by Orgo Prep leaders, as well as students who have previously participated in Orgo Prep.

If you have any questions, please contact us at You may also contact Michael Lantvet at the ERC by phone 617-353-7077 or by email at

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