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Topics for Test 1

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:08 pm
by Jose Robles 1D
Want to manage my studies efficiently, do you guys have recommendations on what topics to prioritize for the test?

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:10 pm
by alex_4l
My TA said the test would mainly be on the first two sections on the syllabus, "chemical equilibrium and acid/bases equilibria"

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:11 pm
by alex_4l
Also to help with studying if you haven't taken a class with this professor yet, I would suggest doing all the homework problems to those sections, they help a lot!

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:12 pm
by madawy
I always dedicate most of my time to what HE spends the most time on in lecture! Also, be sure to note every connection he makes to the real world and the human body etc because it’s often featured on tests. Otherwise just go over all the hw problems and focus on what you don’t understand 100%!

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm
by 805097738
The UA's said the material would cover up to this friday's class material so I would focus of the first two weeks of information. The lecture videos that Lavelle posted cover a lot of the information and have great practice problems!

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:25 pm
by Hannah Romeo 1J
I think that it is essential to understand the basic principles behind equilibrium and equilibrium expressions as they are going to be fundamental ideas throughout the rest of the course.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:37 pm
by Kallista McCarty 1C
I think it will be on chemical equilibria and acids and bases! I find it helpful to go to the peer learning sessions in Covel because they typically cover the test topics!

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm
by Mandeep Garcha 2H
I would do all of the problems listed in outlines 1 and 2 to really master all of the material.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:12 pm
by Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E
Practice problems are definitely helpful, but make sure to go over your notes. Also, when you take notes in class, make sure you pay special attention to the things Lavelle mentions but doesn't put up on the slides. He tends to include some questions that require information on these minute details, and it really helps if you know the connections he made in class.

Hope this helped!

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:24 pm
by BeylemZ-1B
Definitely DEFINITELY master the ice tables. I think it’s a good idea to go back over homework problems with either a really small K or a really large K when you can use the method of estimating.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:11 am
by Areli C 1L
I'm not sure if Lavelle would structure his exams as he did 14A, but his tests were wickedly based on the homework. So, if you understand every single homework problem (Even the long complex ones) you will do awesome) :)

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:12 am
by Areli C 1L
805097738 wrote:The UA's said the material would cover up to this friday's class material so I would focus of the first two weeks of information. The lecture videos that Lavelle posted cover a lot of the information and have great practice problems!

I forgot about his lecture videos! Nice :)

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:53 am
by Jialun Chen 4F
The first two outlines should be the focus. Doing all/most of the homework problems, especially the focus questions, would definitely help a lot. Also, go back to read the textbook for any concepts that seem vague.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:28 pm
by Maya Beal Dis 1D
Will we be done with acid/base equilibrium by the end of Friday's lecture and will that whole section be covered on the test?

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:11 pm
by Dina 2k
has anyone done the peer learning worksheets? are the problems beginner level to provide guidance or a great tool to use when studying for the tests?

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:03 pm
by BeylemZ-1B
Dina 2k wrote:has anyone done the peer learning worksheets? are the problems beginner level to provide guidance or a great tool to use when studying for the tests?

I just took the test today and I think the peer learning worksheets are really great for nailing the fundamentals metals and if you have the time you should do them before the test.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:08 pm
by McKenna_4A
I'd recommend going through all the homework problems s on the syllabus, as the test will be very similar. You don't necessarily have to work them all out, but reading through the questions and corresponding solutions will help you locate any knowledge gaps.

Re: Topics for Test 1

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:52 pm
by pmokh14B
I would review my notes and do the homework sections for Equilibrium and acids and bases equilibria.