5 Homework Problems Due

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5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:23 pm

This is just a general question about the five problems that are due at the end of Week 1. Do we choose 5 problems TOTAL to turn in from any of the sections assigned or do we need to turn in five problems from EACH section (fundamental E, F, G, H, L, and M)?

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby 205296774 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 pm

I believe you only have to do 5 total; although, it is a good idea to get more practice.:)

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Grecia Velasco 4D » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:06 pm

I'm 95% sure you can do any 5 problems regardless of section (E,F,G). If you want to practice different skills, you should do problems from each section. If you feel like you need to work on one specific topic, like calculating mass percentages or molecular formulas, then you can focus on one section. For example, I'm doing 5 problems from the F section because I need more work on mass percentages.
Hope this helped!

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:40 am

I was wondering the same thing. I just checked his syllabus and it says we only have to turn in 5 problems a week. So yes, 5 problems total from any of the assigned sections.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Romo_4D » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:22 am

Just a refresher, the 5 problems that are due, are they different for each discussion or the selected problems are the same and we as individuals choose which individual problems we want to do.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby DMuth_1J » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:58 am

I believe that how this works is we choose any five problems that are listed in the syllabus. He wants us to choose ones that are related to the most recent lectures. We hand them into our discussion TA, except for this week only when we turn them in Friday during the lecture.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby KaleenaJezycki_1I » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:29 am

For this week we only have 5 problems due and they will be turned in at the beginning of your lecture on Friday. They can be any 5 from any section that he listed. In the future however, you will do 5 from any of the sections or problems he lists and they will be due in your discussion section. To answer a confusion above, the problems he lists will change each week based on topics we are learning so you won't have to keep track of which ones you have and haven't done. We will receive problems each week and turn them in by our discussion date. This is how I understand it at least. (: Hope this helps!

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Ashley Nguyen 2L » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:51 pm

The 5 problems can come from any of the sections that Lavelle has posted online, and they will be due Friday for week 1. For each following week, the 5 problems will be due during your discussion period.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby selatran1h » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:31 pm

The five homework problems can be from any of the sections and it is due this Friday, October 4.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Tiffany Chao 2H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 pm

We have 5 problems due this Friday at the lecture. However, it's best to do all the practice problems to help prepare you for the test.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Adelpha Chan 1B » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:48 pm

We just have to hand in any 5 homework questions from the section we are covering in class that week. However, it says on the syllabus that 1 in every 8 questions will be on the test (or midterm or final I'm not sure) so might as well do as many questions as possible.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Patricia Chan 1C » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:56 pm

You do five problems total! It's advised to do more than the required five problems for practice though.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby MAC 4G » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:14 pm

You choose 5 questions that are listed and it doesn't matter from which section. The homework are mainly for your own benefit as well as giving us some points outside of exams and such, so I believe you could do 5 problems from one section (i.e. section E) if you wanted to. I suggest doing problems from the sections that you're struggling with the most to get more practice.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby AVerma_F19 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm

Technically, you would only need to do 5 problems by this Friday; however, I did many more to prepare myself for the tests, etc.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:19 pm

I agree with what most people have posted... i think its best that you try and practice problems for a variety of sections just as preparation for exams. In Dr. Lavelle's syllabus he even notes that 1 out of 8 homework questions are used in exams, so there's a possibility that you know some answers on the upcoming tests just by working them out as homework.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm

I was confused with the same thing as you are. However, after consideration and careful reading, I think we could select any five questions to answer for the weekly homework. There are three main reasons for me to think this way. First, I have carefully read the syllabus, and it occurs to me that it is not indicated anywhere that we need to select questions from different sections. Second, Professor Lavelle had explicitly, clearly explained his syllabus in his first lecture for session 3 of this quarter, including the weekly homework, without mentioning that we should select questions from various sections. Third, there are ten weeks, therefore ten weekly homework to due, while only six topics for chem 14A, so I think we will have enough weeks to cover questions of various topic throughout this quarter.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Yejin Ban » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 pm

Does anyone know if the homework is graded on correctness? If the work is partially wrong or if the answer is incorrect, do we receive a lower grade for the homework that week?

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby 805422680 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:02 pm

You only have to do five problems out of the ones that Professor Lavelle selected, but my TA said it is highly beneficial to do most or even all the selected problems. I think about 1/8 problems on the tests are based off of the concepts from the homework.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby MinuChoi » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:14 pm

Yejin Ban wrote:Does anyone know if the homework is graded on correctness? If the work is partially wrong or if the answer is incorrect, do we receive a lower grade for the homework that week?

There's nothing on the syllabus about how strictly the homework's graded, but given we have access to the solutions manual, it's probably best to check you solutions and work anyway. They might assume we checked our work with the manual while grading.

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Jorge Ramirez_4H » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Is going over specific problems in the homework a majority thing when in discussions?

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby JChen_2I » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:06 pm

5 problems from any section under review of chemical and physical principles are good and due at this Friday's lecture. In the future, the five problems per week will be due to the professor. I'd recommend doing most or all of the problems anyway for practice though :)

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Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

Postby Celine 1F » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:45 pm

The questions can be any 5 from the ones that he posted, regardless of the chapter. For week 1 they're due on Friday but for the remaining weeks, we just turn them into our discussion class!


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