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by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Exercising Our Minds and Bodies
Replies: 120
Views: 619

Re: Exercising Our Minds and Bodies

I've found myself really enjoying doing core yoga and feeling the burn as I'm holding the poses. It's definitely helped with mindfulness in general too.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Winter GEs?
Replies: 31
Views: 130

Re: Winter GEs?

I personally found MCD BIO 50 a pretty cool GE to take. Its focus is on stem cells and the ethics behind research/procurement/etc. I definitely really loved the professor (Dr. Lee) too!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Culinary Chemistry
Replies: 68
Views: 402

Re: Culinary Chemistry

My favorite cool chemistry thing with cooking is cooking shrimp with lemon juice in stuff like ceviche!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Test curve?
Replies: 27
Views: 133

Re: Test curve?

Tests most likely aren't curved but the overall distribution of the grades might be at the end of the quarter. :)
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post Midterm 2 De-stressing
Replies: 92
Views: 250

Re: Post Midterm 2 De-stressing

It was stressful taking it and stressful getting my results back, so I destressed with long, and very needed naps!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: No Lavelle Chem 14C?
Replies: 40
Views: 189

Re: No Lavelle Chem 14C?

I heard Castillo is a really good prof for 14C since Lavelle isn't teaching it!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Points needed to pass?
Replies: 64
Views: 227

Re: Points needed to pass?

200 points equals a C- in this class! That is all we need to pass
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Preparing
Replies: 24
Views: 85

Re: Preparing

I used Khan Academy and Crash Course to help supplement the lectures, the textbooks and everything. They definitely helped!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: points needed for c instead of c minus
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: points needed for c instead of c minus

Brianna Martilla 1C wrote:I think the grading scale is a standard letter scale up until then. However, last quarter I ended up with a grade higher than I expected based on percentage.


Is it possible for you to give us just like a last # approximation of +/-? Like whether a _6% would benefit you or not do anything for you?
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Fave food
Replies: 130
Views: 276

Re: Fave food

My favorite foods are shaken cubed beef and Vietnamese broken rice plates
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Chem 14BL Workload
Replies: 22
Views: 134

Re: Chem 14BL Workload

Yea, I'm currently taking the course with Casey too! I agree completely, the workload isn't too bad at all. The longest part is just completing the labs, so hopefully you get a good lab group. Do you think the workload would be too much if I were to take Chem 14BL along with Chem 14C? Hey! Sorry fo...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Classes for next quarter?
Replies: 136
Views: 445

Re: Classes for next quarter?

I'm planning on taking 14c, AsAm 30w, Anthro 1, and a seminar!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: struggling
Replies: 73
Views: 261

Re: struggling

The Step-Up and UA sessions tend to help a lot of people! Also forming a study group and going over practice problems together, explaining the rationale and actually verbalizing and having questions explained might help too. Good luck with studying!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Fav Shows of the Moment
Replies: 104
Views: 245

Re: Fav Shows of the Moment

I absolutely love bingewatching true crime shows, so I often play Forensic Files or something along the lines of that on Netflix before I sleep! As for TV dramas and whatnot, I rewatch Grey's Anatomy quite often, and I really enjoyed How to Get Away With Murder too! Albeit, I think the first few sea...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Balance / Self Care Tips
Replies: 43
Views: 129

Re: Balance / Self Care Tips

Honestly, I find it a little hard to find school/life balance too. I think the best thing that has worked for me is to just meticulously plan, or at the very least set small goals per day. After I've completed them, it makes me feel proud that I finished my goals and helps me progress a bit at a tim...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Silly Mistakes?
Replies: 60
Views: 291

Re: Silly Mistakes?

Thank you for sharing this. After the midterm, it was very important for us to hear. I too share your sense of dispiritedness but I hope everyone feeling the same way is able to rid themselves of this mindset soon!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Any cool clubs?
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Re: Any cool clubs?

Cultural clubs are always cool to join, and meeting people of the same background as you already makes sure you have something in common!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Studying When You Don't Want to
Replies: 48
Views: 146

Re: Studying When You Don't Want to

I think using the Pomodoro technique and making yourself a strict regimen can help! It provides you with breaks (I use 50-10) and has you on a schedule so studying is less aimless. Personally, the feeling of having a trajectory and a set time of studying helps me a lot in staying focused.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study routine.
Replies: 51
Views: 105

Re: Study routine.

Reading the textbook and doing as many practice problems as possible is super beneficial for the exam. Attending UA sessions are to your favor as well!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Best kdrama?
Replies: 30
Views: 182

Re: Best kdrama?

Some of my favorites are: Signal (A police detective from the past and a criminal profiler from the present work to solve an unsolved murder using a walkie talkie that lets them communicate across time) Hello, My Twenties (Slice of life that just has a really lovable cast + goes over serious issues ...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Average amount of study hours per week
Replies: 28
Views: 137

Re: Average amount of study hours per week

I honestly devote a good amount of time studying per week for this class. I think 9-10 hours? I try to read the textbook and do the textbook practice problems, and then I spend time reviewing what I might've done wrong and need to process and learn better.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Work Life Balance
Replies: 44
Views: 159

Re: Work Life Balance

I definitely feel the same. One of the way's I've been able to combat this is just planning everything out as well as possible, and setting little goals as well as little breaks for myself. The Pomodoro technique can be useful as well! Don't overwork yourself. Wishing you the best!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Spring 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 437

Re: Spring 2021

If you don't have experience in lab skills, taking it in person in Fall like I plan on doing may be a good thing too!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Grading scale
Replies: 29
Views: 219

Re: Grading scale

I think the cut off for A- is 92.9% and above is an A :) I think that goes for the rest of the letter grades too. _2.9% being a - and above being an A.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Advice from a Medical Student - Part II [ENDORSED]
Replies: 222
Views: 15989

Re: Advice from a Medical Student - Part II [ENDORSED]

Reading this even now gives me so much hope! Despite all the imposter syndrome I feel, going back and reading this helps assuage those fears a little. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. :)
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Calculators
Replies: 34
Views: 120

Re: Calculators

Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Gases and Reactions
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Gases and Reactions

Daniel Hernandez 1G wrote:When given a word problem that indicates the presence of gas (i.e. oxygen), do we assume oxygen in its diatomic state?


I'd assume so. It's what occurs naturally and unless they say otherwise I/F/O would all be diatomic.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: midterm
Replies: 11
Views: 61

Re: midterm

Hana Sigsbee 3B wrote:Has Dr.Lavelle told us if we will be using a zoom for proctoring of the midterms?


Our TAs told us we'll be in their discussion links on a different device while we take our midterms with respondus browser on our main devices.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Studying
Replies: 42
Views: 450

Re: Studying

Darren1j wrote:Does anyone recommend reading the textbook for midterm prep?


I definitely recommend reading the textbook. It's super helpful and its examples are really informative and detailed.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Favorite Music
Replies: 104
Views: 297

Re: Favorite Music

Truman Chong Dis 3G wrote:Recently I've been listening to a lot of kpop b-sides and krock especially artists like Hyukoh.


I really like Hyukoh too! Yerin Baek's new album tellusaboutyourself is entirely in English and has really chill vibes, so I recommend that.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Comfort Movies
Replies: 128
Views: 353

Re: Comfort Movies

The Studio Ghibli movies are all so comforting to watch! I especially enjoy Kiki's Delivery Service and Spirited Away. If you want to cry though, watch Grave of the Fireflies.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: When is it safe to approximate?
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: When is it safe to approximate?

I think a general accepted range for approximation is between 10-4 to 10-10, where you can assume they values are small enough. However, I agree, with the second reply in that if you aren't sure you can always use the 5% rule.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Autoprotolysis Constant of Water
Replies: 7
Views: 23

Re: Autoprotolysis Constant of Water

Hi! I also agree that it's pretty important considering it's used in calculating so many qualities of acids and bases. Definitely something worth remembering! My TA said that he'd probably provide everything we need for an question on the exam though, but I still think it's safer to memorize it.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chemistry Posts in 14B
Replies: 156
Views: 2342

Re: Chemistry Posts in 14B

I took 14A over the summer and used a different textbook. As a result, I am rusty and at the same time new to the course style, content, etc. What should I know beforehand about succeeding in this course? What may seem optional but really should be mandatory? I did too with Ow, and from what I've h...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chemistry Posts in 14B
Replies: 156
Views: 2342

Re: Chemistry Posts in 14B

MariaCassol1L wrote:How much should we focus on the textbook's problems vs the sapling ones?


Both are worth doing and should prepare you for the exam!
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Groupme for 14B
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Groupme for 14B

Hi! Are there specific GroupMes for discussions?
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Non-Ideal gases?
Replies: 26
Views: 153

Re: Non-Ideal gases?

samanthaywu wrote:When will we start using non-ideal gases? Like which course in the Chemistry series? Or is it another series?


I think they're only covered in later classes, not in this one.
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: step up sessions
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: step up sessions

Hi :) Is each step up session different? Like do they go over different problems in each session? Yes! Each UA puts together their own worksheet, so the content of each session will be based on what they want to do. I haven't found any of the sessions to have the same practice problems, so it's bee...
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Accessing the E-textbook [ENDORSED]
Replies: 107
Views: 7343

Re: Accessing the E-textbook [ENDORSED]

Nicole Critzer 2L wrote:Everything on Sapling is automatically graded right? We don't have to turn anything in for this portion of the course?


Yep! This plus our 5 Chemistry Community posts :)
by Eric Ngo 1F
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Kc vs Kp
Replies: 109
Views: 999

Re: Kc vs Kp

I believe Kp is used for gasses, but if conversion is necessary using PV = nRT is really helpful! n/V being concentration.

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