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The best way to teach Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns

Everything you need to help students learn. Interactive textbook, lecture slides, assignments and more—all on one platform.

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Top Hat Courses seamlessly combine interactive textbooks, lectures, quizzes and assignments to deliver the most comprehensive teaching experience ever—all on one platform.

Know where your students are struggling before class starts

  • Deploy interactive readings and assignments and check for completion before class begins
  • Identify challenging concepts via automated student progress reports
  • Save time on course prep with pre-built lecture slides—make informed adjustments to upcoming classes with simple authoring and editing tools

Create an engaging in-class environment

  • Leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and administer questions
  • Gauge student understanding on the spot and course-correct in real time to reinforce difficult concepts
  • Enjoy improved engagement levels—every student can participate and have a voice

Keep the learning going

  • Provide pre-made chapter summaries and expansive study guides to reinforce concepts
  • Take advantage of pre-built assignments that are automatically graded
  • Use student progress reports to intervene with those who are struggling
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Why this works for organic chemistry

Introductory organic chemistry courses can be intimidating for students. The concepts are abstract and students often worry about the large list of reactions they’re expected to understand.

Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns is the first introductory textbook to focus holistically on a mechanistic approach. A chemist can predict how a chemical will react by recognizing patterns of electron flow between different reactions. This book is designed to help learners visualize reactivity as a collection of patterns in electron movement—a more powerful and systematic way of approaching learning in organic chemistry.

Everything in this course

Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns, Ogilvie et al.

  • More than 185 interactive simulations bridge the gap between the static imagery of textbooks and the dynamic world of organic chemistry
  • Checkpoints inform students explicitly about what they should be able to do or understand, illustrated with a solved problem
  • Autograded questions (including single-step reaction mechanism drawing questions) allow students to practice and demonstrate key skills

Instructor Guide

  • In-depth guide helps professors prepare for class

Pre-Built Assessments and Resources

  • Quizzes, midterms and a 1,700+ question test bank with auto-grading capabilities allow for frequent assessments
  • Pre-made lecture slides and in-class polls, discussion questions and activities help with class prep
  • Anti-cheating technology assists in administering tests and midterms

Student-Friendly Learning Tools

  • Roll-over definitions encourage student learning at the time of reading

Student Insight Reports

  • Weekly reports on student performance provide professors with a comprehensive view of every student’s progress

LMS Compatibility

  • Import grades easily to your learning management system

“I would describe the textbook as very thorough with an interesting approach that will engage students into understanding reaction dynamics and pathways instead of just memorizing chemical transformations.”

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