Concepts in Chemistry is simply the best first-year chemistry program you can implement for your college or university. It is consistently a favourite among both students who have taken the course and instructors who have taught it.
"The Concepts in Chemistry program provides a streamlined, highly organized method for teaching the foundational concepts of chemistry. The straightforward workbook format of the text removes superfluous material and provides a clear focus for the teacher and the students."
- Dr. Marc Whelan - Mount Saint Vincent University
"By far, the Concepts in Chemistry textbook is the best aspect of first year chemistry... The Concepts in Chemistry textbook is a single compilation of all necessary course materials, presented in a logical fashion. Students don’t have to worry about losing notes or missing sections or forgetting important practice questions. They are able to focus their full attention on understanding the course material. I believe that having such a resource is essential at the introductory level, especially for a discipline that is built upon fundamental concepts, such as chemistry."
- Brendan Peters - Chemistry Student
"All of the material is there so I don’t have to do the hours of prep work. I teach upper year chemistry courses, but this is my first time teaching a first year chemistry course. It takes about a quarter of the time for me to prepare for this class than for other classes that I have taught for the first time."
- Dr. Heather Andreas – Dalhousie University
"The first year chemistry program is very different from other first year courses, because the curriculum is the product of a collaboration of many of the department's professors. They decided that there was not an appropriate textbook for first year chemistry, so they wrote their own, which no other first year class that I've taken has done. It's awesome, because the book has everything you need to know for first year chemistry, and nothing you don't need to know."
- Lauren Longobardi - Chemistry Student
"Concepts in Chemistry is powerful because the students bring the lecture book to class and the text is integrated into lectures. This allows you to lecture on the main points you want to emphasize. You can adapt the lecture as you go and add more or less information during the lecture."
- Dr. Peter Wentzell – Dalhousie University
"After completing the course, I knew I wanted to continue in Chemistry. Three years later, here I am trying to decide what Chemistry courses to enrol in – they all seem so interesting that I can’t choose! Next year I will graduate with my honours in Chemistry. I am very pleased with my decision to continue my university education in the field of Chemistry. I am very grateful to have had a great first year experience in Chemistry which led me to where I am today."
- Kelli Flemming - Chemistry Student
"Concepts in Chemistry has revolutionized the way we teach first-year chemistry. The integrated components make this a very powerful program for both the students and the instructors."
- Dr. Neil Burford - Dalhousie University
"I can say that taking the first year Chemistry course made me choose my degree in Chemistry. I enjoyed Chemistry so much that I wanted to take another 3 years to study the subject."
- Jeff Wagner – Chemistry Student
"Students coming into second year, after using Concepts in Chemistry in their first year, are used to working together and are very willing to work through a problem to get an answer, much more so than students previous to Concepts in Chemistry."
- Dr. Alison Thompson - Dalhousie University