This is my first time posting so please forgive me if I don't follow the forum rules completely.
I am a second year at Ohio State (notorious for its difficult organic chemistry) and currently on the homestretch of organic chemistry two. Last semester, I took organic chemistry one with one of the "hardest o chem professors" and managed to get a B- in the class (with the curve). He was "difficult," but I found his class much more structured with practice problems and lecture overall.
This semester has been a little different and I have a professor who is in his second year teaching. He is really passionate, but sometimes very hard to follow. My TA isn't has helpful this semester and I am struggling to even pass the class this semester. Neither are as responsive as my first professor/TA. I have gotten busy this semester, but I've had trouble knowing what to do in my free time studying. He doesn't have problem sets and I can't follow the textbook too well. I have the David Klein "O Chem as a Second Language" book but I have found it far too simple in comparison.
I have a little over a week to spend studying on organic chemistry two and just wanted to know what are your suggestions to study the reactions and reagents (sometimes he uses reagents that aren't in the textbook and I fail to even recognize what reaction he's trying to make us do). And how to take this a step further so I can prepare for whatever random reaction he has planned. Also tips for retro synthesis/synthesis in general.
Thanks for reading this and I hope to hear from you guys soon!