Everyone should join the Khan Academy class for this cocurse. You cn do it at this link:
One problem that comes up every year in this class is learning the names of the polyatomic ions and elements. This is the alphabet that we use in chemistry and must be known as well as the letters we use to spell words. It is something that happens ion the second chapter. If you are interested in getting ahead here are some ideas. Make your flash cards now and start learning long before you need to.
The first set is of the names of the polyatomic ions. Make one card for each of the polyatomic ions listed in table four on page four of this handout. A good is example is Hydroxide on one side and OH— on the other.