## 5 Homework Problems Due

Kallista McCarty 1C
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### 5 Homework Problems Due

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

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

Grecia Velasco 4D
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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!

EmilyJoo_1G
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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.

Romo_4D
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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.

DMuth_1J
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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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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!

Ashley Nguyen 2L
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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.

selatran1h
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The five homework problems can be from any of the sections and it is due this Friday, October 4.

Tiffany Chao 2H
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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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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.

Patricia Chan 1C
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You do five problems total! It's advised to do more than the required five problems for practice though.

MAC 4G
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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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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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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.

Shutong Hou_1F
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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.

Yejin Ban
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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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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.

MinuChoi
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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.

Jorge Ramirez_4H
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Is going over specific problems in the homework a majority thing when in discussions?

JChen_2I
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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 :)

Celine 1F
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### Re: 5 Homework Problems Due

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!