<p>ok thanks XD</p>

<p>let's keep this going.........who made it past locals?.......past nationals? the camp?.........ON THE ICHO TEAM?!!!??!!!</p>

<p>AND.......what book did YOU use???!!??</p>

<p>Well Atkins--->Carey is how it's done for nationals---> camp....once you make the IChO team you're pretty much left with doing practice problems and maybe reading a specialized book on Biochemistry...</p>

<p>piccolojunior, have you made it on ICho team?'s only 4 people, right?</p>

<p>He didn't make it past nationals, but he keeps telling this story about how he should have made it to the camp, but made a stupid mistake or something, and didn't.</p>


<p>01 srahc</p>

<p>i know you people have more to say.....especially all the future chemists on CC.</p>

<p>Yah shravas is right...I guess it just wasn't meant to be, seeing as how no one told me about these killer olympiads until I found them for myself last summer XD</p>

<p>And yeah, the best thing to do now is to study the material thoroughly for the first go around...say, through the fall. Then, come back and review it in the late winter. The month before nationals could be best spent reading Carey and doing old problems...but I'm gonna avoid that dilemma and just read both textbooks through the end of the calendar year and keep doing practice problems until I transform into a botle of bromotoluene O____O (lame chemistry nomenclature joke...lawl)</p>

<p> sticker</p>

<p>grrr......i know you people have more to say!</p>

<p>Don't worry, there will be plenty more to say when march and april roll around (and for the lucky ones, may XD).</p>

<p>Which Zumdahl's book? Do I need to get AP edition? can anyone post ISBN # for Zumdahl's book? Thanks.</p>

<p>Probably [url=<a href=""&gt;]this[/url&lt;/a&gt;] one.</p>

<p>^ that's my AP chemistry book. just wanted to say that.</p>

<p>thanks for the link.!</p>

<p>Bump....USNCO is almost here (but not really)</p>

<p>SO who's doing it?</p>

<p>I'm definitely going to be doing it, I've been reading Atkins & Carey since the school year started and have been doing the old problems from the past 15-20 years or so of the National & Local exam. My teacher just has to sign me up, and I keep bugging her that the deadline is fast approaching, and tomorrow I'm definitely going to bug her untill she does it. How has everyone else been preparing?</p>

<p>Wait when is the test? I just heard about it. YOu think its too late to sign up since i have not studied at all. I studied for SAT chem in november. Took ap chem last year. Is brown + Lemay good enough? IS there a specific review book for the test? Are we allowed to use calculators? Darn wish i knew about it earlier.</p>

<p>The open exam is usually in march, you have time...</p>

<p>Me? I finished Carey's Organic Chemistry book, now I'm moving onto Voet's you can tell I'm really pushing for IChO lol...and then I'll take a 2 week break to get ready for the local exam by re-reading atkins, and then again over april break before the USNCO national exam. (I'm also trying to make USABO camp, so from now till the local exam I'm prepping for that and hopefully the semifinal exam...which is basically a sign that I abandoned shooting for USAMO lol)</p>

<p>The local exams that i saw are like a repeat of ap chem. Is this true?</p>