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Midterm

Postby YUNALEE » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:13 pm

So do we have any information about the midterm?
I know it's covering materials from week 1-3 but is it multiple choice on CCLE and how many questions is it?
I'm guessing it's not open notes?

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Re: Midterm

Postby sophie esherick 3H » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Our midterms are proctored via zoom (we take the exam during Week 4 discussion section) so we won't be able to cheat using any extra resources so I'm pretty sure pour exams are closed-note. I asked my TA before and he told us that our exams will be multiple choice and that it will be through the Respondus lockdown browser which I believe will be used through CCLE. I'm not sure how many questions it will be but I'm sure Dr. Lavelle will provide more information for us as this week progresses. Hope this helps a bit!

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Re: Midterm

Postby SamanthaTolentino 3D » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:01 pm

His announcement on his class website told us what concepts from outline 1 and 2 will be on the midterm. On the syllabus it also says that its a 50 minute midterm in our discussion so I would assume it might be similar to the amount of problems on the post module assessments since he says those should take us approximately the same amount of time.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Eileen Quach Dis 2A » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:22 am

All I know is that in the syllabus he stresses how the practice problems on the syllabus/ HW problems can show up on the test.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Cassidy Cheng 1J » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:16 pm

yeah we'll also need a webcam of some sort or use our phone to show our work environment. it's multiple choice and closed-note.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Madison Wong 3H » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:07 pm

It's not open note, it's multiple choice, and not curved. Apparently some questions are weighted more heavily than others. I'm still not sure about partial credit.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Chloe Little 3K » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:18 pm

Since it's multiple choice, there isn't going to be any partial credit. But, according to my TA, there won't be a lot of questions that depend on your answers to previous questions.

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Re: Midterm

Postby 505352202 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:57 pm

I had discussion today, and it will be multiple-choice, and you will need to have another device to access zoom as you take the exam since currently, Respondus kicks you out from Zoom when you open the quiz/midterm. You can use your phone as the second device and don't need an additional camera, as previously stated.

I hope this helps, and good luck to everyone on the midterm!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Emily_Stenzler_2H » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:59 pm

Does anyone know if we can use our ipads to do our work on the midterm? I know this is probably a long shot with how far they've gone to prevent cheating but my TA didn't seem to think it was totally out of the question. Has anyone else's TAs said anything about this?

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Re: Midterm

Postby aashmi_agrawal_3d » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:53 am

I think it’s multiple choice, closed note and we have around 50 minutes to take the test. I don’t think there is any partial credit and I am pretty sure that some questions are weighted differently than others. We will also be using Respondus on our main device with the test on it and Zoom on another device.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Lindsey_Su_3A » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 am

Apparently the midterm is 10 questions, multiple choice. There are a mix of conceptual and quantitative questions and there might be some with partial credit opportunities.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Maddie Turk Disc 2J » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:36 am

How would there be opportunity for partial credit if it is multiple choice?

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Re: Midterm

Postby DMaya_2G » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Maddie Turk Disc 2C wrote:How would there be opportunity for partial credit if it is multiple choice?


From what I understand if there's for example parts A and B, you don't need to do part A first in order to do part B, which helps you get as many points as possible.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Kevin Pilcher 3J » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:19 pm

The midterm will be during your discussion and it's all multiple choice.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Brenda Silva 1B » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 pm

The midterm would be closed notes and would be multiple choice. We would be taking it next week during our discussion section.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Helena Hu 3E » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:17 pm

DMaya_3C wrote:
Maddie Turk Disc 2C wrote:How would there be opportunity for partial credit if it is multiple choice?


From what I understand if there's for example parts A and B, you don't need to do part A first in order to do part B, which helps you get as many points as possible.


Adding on to this, I believe if hypothetically, if you were to get part A incorrect, but got part B correct based on your answer from part A, you would still be able to get credit for part B? Hope this is correct and that it makes sense.

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Re: Midterm

Postby DominicMalilay 1F » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:30 pm

It's still a bit unclear about the amount of material we are able to use for the midterm; I thought I heard he was going to provide a printout sheet for the formulas, but I have not gotten an email about this.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:08 pm

So we're going to be in a zoom call with our whole discussion group? Doesn't that mean that we'll be able to see each other's work?

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Re: Midterm

Postby Eliot Kagan 2G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:57 pm

Cooper Kinne 3E wrote:So we're going to be in a zoom call with our whole discussion group? Doesn't that mean that we'll be able to see each other's work?


Yes, I'm pretty sure we will be in a zoom call with our group, however I think it will be quite hard to cheat off of each other since the TA will be watching your screen throughout the test.

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Re: Midterm

Postby vbarian27 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:15 pm

about 10 questions!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Jason Knight - 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:20 pm

It's my understanding that we will need to have a camera positioned to show our entire workspace to prove you are not cheating with any extra material not permitted on the exam.

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Re: Midterm

Postby noelle_lipschutz_3F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Eliot Kagan 1A wrote:
Cooper Kinne 3E wrote:So we're going to be in a zoom call with our whole discussion group? Doesn't that mean that we'll be able to see each other's work?


Yes, I'm pretty sure we will be in a zoom call with our group, however I think it will be quite hard to cheat off of each other since the TA will be watching your screen throughout the test.



Also -- the actual test will be monitored on our desktop through Respondus and you will have an external webcam.

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Re: Midterm

Postby keely_bales_1f » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:11 pm

DominicMalilay 1F wrote:It's still a bit unclear about the amount of material we are able to use for the midterm; I thought I heard he was going to provide a printout sheet for the formulas, but I have not gotten an email about this.


We are able to use a sheet of constants and equations that he provides to us and a periodic table. All other essential information you need to solve the problem should be given to you as well. However, one thing I know for certain is the electromagnetic spectrum. My TA really emphasized us knowing this. I hope you found this helpful!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:23 pm

Does anyone know how many questions will be on the midterm? I'm a bit concerned with the short 50 minute time limit...

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Re: Midterm

Postby Jeffrey Fenn 1G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:55 pm

I think as long as we do the practice problems and have paid attention in lecture we should all be okay!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Irene Nguyen 3H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:16 pm

Emily_Stenzler_3H wrote:Does anyone know if we can use our ipads to do our work on the midterm? I know this is probably a long shot with how far they've gone to prevent cheating but my TA didn't seem to think it was totally out of the question. Has anyone else's TAs said anything about this?


My TA answered this during discussion and said all work should be done on paper since there isn't a way to have your screen proctored by respondus/program of that like. What I was told we could have was the formula sheet and blank paper for scratch work which we are required to show the front/back to our TA to prove we didn't write on it beforehand.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Jack Kettering 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:19 pm

We will be taking the midterm on the respondus lockdown browser during our next discussion section with our TA proctoring and watching our work space therefore I believe it is a closed note test. It is multiple choice however so that is good :)

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Re: Midterm

Postby Tobie Jessup 2E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:14 pm

Do you guys know if the midterm is all multiple choice?

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Re: Midterm

Postby Janna Shakiba » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:19 pm

Emily_Stenzler_3H wrote:Does anyone know if we can use our ipads to do our work on the midterm? I know this is probably a long shot with how far they've gone to prevent cheating but my TA didn't seem to think it was totally out of the question. Has anyone else's TAs said anything about this?


If you are using your iPad to take the midterm, that's fine, as long as you can get Respondus on your iPad and have another device that you can set up to show your workspace over Zoom (like your phone or laptop).

Hope this helps!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Janna Shakiba » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:19 pm

Tobie Jessup Section 3D wrote:Do you guys know if the midterm is all multiple choice?


Yes, it is all multiple choice.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Janna Shakiba » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:24 pm

Savana Maxfield 1G wrote:Does anyone know how many questions will be on the midterm? I'm a bit concerned with the short 50 minute time limit...


In an earlier post, someone said it will be about 10 questions. I was concerned about the time limit too, but if you have been able to do the post-assessments in under 50 minutes then you should be totally fine :)

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Re: Midterm

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:58 pm

It should take 1 hour not open notes but we have the periodic table and sheets. It happens during TA section time. Multiple choice

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Re: Midterm

Postby Becca Nelson 3F » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 am

Has anyone found a good way to prop your phone up to let it see your workspace. I am using my phone, but struggling to find a clear way to have it point at my workspace.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Becca Nelson 3F » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:48 am

Has anyone found a good way to prop your phone up to let it see your workspace. I am using my phone, but struggling to find a clear way to have it point at my workspace.

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Re: Midterm

Postby 505352202 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:29 pm

Does anyone know when we will get our exam results? And will the scores be curved?

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Re: Midterm

Postby Mikayla James 2C » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:39 pm

505352202 wrote:Does anyone know when we will get our exam results? And will the scores be curved?

I believe we get our scores after all discussion sections have taken it and the exams closes, which is Friday - so, we should get our results by the end of the day on Friday. The course isn't curved, so I don't think that the scores will be curved. Hope this helps!

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Re: Midterm

Postby 505352202 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:08 pm

Mikayla James 2C wrote:
505352202 wrote:Does anyone know when we will get our exam results? And will the scores be curved?

I believe we get our scores after all discussion sections have taken it and the exams closes, which is Friday - so, we should get our results by the end of the day on Friday. The course isn't curved, so I don't think that the scores will be curved. Hope this helps!



This does help! Thank you.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Jaden Ji 2K » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:30 pm

I heard that most of the focus will be on practical problems and only a few will be conceptual from my TA.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Adam Bustamante 1I » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:21 pm

The midterm is taken during our discussion sections and is proctored by our TA. It's multiple choice with 12 questions and I believe partial credit for some questions. Quantum numbers aren't on it.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:37 pm

Hello! So we take the midterm during discussion section. It will be multiple choice and must be completed in 50 min (with an extra 6 min given to us. Hope this helps!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Victoria Dao 3G » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:04 pm

The midterm is not open note and includes material from the fundamentals section all the way up to 1D.2, or wave functions, in the textbook! There are UA resources, office hours, and textbook problems to reference as resources to practice too, so you'll be all set for the test! Best of luck :)

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Re: Midterm

Postby Megan ODonnell 3F » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:40 pm

It is 12 problems on CCLE during discussion section

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Re: Midterm

Postby Moura Girgis 1F » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:42 pm

The midterm was about 12 problems, with 50 minutes given for us to complete it. We could use the constants and equations handout as well as the periodic table handout as long as we printed it out and did not write anything on it.


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