Preparing for Grad School: A Organic Chemistry Review

In summary, the individual is starting their PhD in Organic Chemistry and wants to review all of their undergraduate content. They did well in labs but not perfectly in lectures and want to be well prepared for grad school. They plan on reviewing by going through old Chem GREs and using an OChem book to practice problems and solidify their understanding of mechanisms and stereochemistry. They also mention using Clayden Warren Greeves as a resource for practice problems.
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I’m starting my PhD in Organic Chemistry this Fall. I want to review all of undergraduate Organic Chemistry and I’m trying to develop a plan of attack. I did alright in lectures but not perfectly and did quite well in labs. I don’t want to be bombarded in grad school and want to have a proper review. In addition, I finished undergrad a while ago and haven’t used my Organic knowledge for sometime. Looking for advice on how to be well prepared.
 
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I would probably at least go through old Chem GREs and grab an OChem book and start reviewing problems. You'll want to make sure you have a good handle on different mechanisms and how they affect things like stereochemistry, in addition to doing synthesis problems.
 
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Maybe go through the problems in Clayden Warren Greeves?
 
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