Testing with a periodic table

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Rob Tsai 2F
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Testing with a periodic table

Postby Rob Tsai 2F » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:35 pm

I am curious about what testing procedures will be like when we do have tests, especially when we have problems where we need to use a periodic table. I'm assuming proctoring will monitor things like our eyes, mouth movements, etc. How will we be able to access a periodic table? Will most of the molar masses be given to us in the question? Will we have to print it out beforehand? Though, this might be hard for other students to answer. Any theories? Thanks anyway!

Anna Martin 2l
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Anna Martin 2l » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:38 pm

I am assuming a periodic table and information needed will be available to us in an online version during exams, similar to how the Sapling website gives us access to those resources. But, I am sure your question will be answered by the professor when we get closer to the exam!

Nandhini Ekambaram 1L
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Nandhini Ekambaram 1L » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:15 pm

In today's lecture video, Professor Lavelle mentioned everyone having the same periodic table so we will all use the same molar mass for the elements.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby kateraelDis1L » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:22 pm

We will have to be careful if the exams are proctored. My friend told me that she studied super hard for an exam and while she was taking it she read out loud the questions to herself to better comprehend it. The instructor watching her thought that she was reading the questions out loud to a friend as a way of cheating so she got a 0% on a test she should have passed. Lesson learned: don't move your lips when taking an online test!

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby nayha a 1E » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:49 pm

As someone mentioned, I believe we will be using the same periodic table to ensure that we use the same values. I'm assuming that we'll receive a pdf or link of some sort and then have to print it out.

Heather Szeszulski 1I
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Heather Szeszulski 1I » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:25 pm

In todays lecture lavelle mentioned how we would need to have a periodic table and how we would all need the same one, he hasn't gone over in depth how tests are going to work but we will have access to a periodic table one way or another.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Neha Gupta 2A » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:06 pm

I have another question- will we get to have our constants and equations sheet next to us during the exams?

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Vince Li 2A » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:39 am

I would assume so. I think that he may provide us with the equation sheet and constants in the problem as well, or there may be a hyperlink to a sheet full of constants. I don't know for sure though, I think he will clarify later on in the quarter.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Madeline Ogden 3B » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:11 pm

In my discussion section last week this question came up. My TA said that for all tests we'd most likely be provided the same periodic table as to ensure that the molar masses for each element are the same so that students don't get the wrong answer due to a rounding issue. Even if this isn't the case, I'm sure some form of a periodic table will be allowed because some things (i.e. finding molar mass, etc.) are impossible to do unless you've memorized the whole table. Either that or everything we need from the table will be given to us in the problem. Hope this helps :)

Adam Bustamante 1I
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Adam Bustamante 1I » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi there,

I believe that we are going to be given a periodic table along with a formula sheet with helpful formulas and constants that are allowed to be of aid on the exams this quarter.

Jaclyn Dang 3B
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:05 am

I remember the professor saying that equations and the periodic table will be given to us! I'm pretty sure he will go more in depth as the midterm creeps up on us.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Adrienne Yuh 2B » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:33 pm

I think he will provide us with a list of equations, constants, and the periodic table so that it is standardized for all students during the test!

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby AustinMcBrideDis3L » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:38 pm

kateraelDis2F wrote:We will have to be careful if the exams are proctored. My friend told me that she studied super hard for an exam and while she was taking it she read out loud the questions to herself to better comprehend it. The instructor watching her thought that she was reading the questions out loud to a friend as a way of cheating so she got a 0% on a test she should have passed. Lesson learned: don't move your lips when taking an online test!

I hope this doesn't happen, I know that reading questions out loud and looking away from a screen monitor for a break are essential test-taking strategies people use.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:17 pm

We will be provided with a periodic table and the necessary equations and constants for the midterm.

Khoa Vu 3l
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby Khoa Vu 3l » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:19 pm

On Dr. Lavelle's chem14a website, there exists a hyperlink to a periodic table and an equations sheet. While I do not know whether or not we are required to print them out or if they are going to be the same ones given to us during the exam, I would look into them to see what equations and constants we will be given as well as the periodic table to see where the rounding on atomic masses of each element ends.

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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby tholz11 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:31 pm

We're all meant to use the same periodic table from Professor Lavelle's website

DominicMalilay 1F
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Re: Testing with a periodic table

Postby DominicMalilay 1F » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:19 pm

Its the same table as the one we used for the 2 midterms!


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