## Midterm

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YUNALEE
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### Midterm

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?

sophie esherick 3H
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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!

SamanthaTolentino 3D
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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.

Eileen Quach Dis 2A
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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.

Cassidy Cheng 1J
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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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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.

Chloe Little 3K
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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.

505352202
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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!

Emily_Stenzler_2H
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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?

aashmi_agrawal_3d
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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.

Lindsey_Su_3A
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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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How would there be opportunity for partial credit if it is multiple choice?

DMaya_2G
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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.

Kevin Pilcher 3J
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The midterm will be during your discussion and it's all multiple choice.

Brenda Silva 1B
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The midterm would be closed notes and would be multiple choice. We would be taking it next week during our discussion section.

Helena Hu 3E
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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.

DominicMalilay 1F
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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.

Cooper Kinne 2E
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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?

Eliot Kagan 2G
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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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Jason Knight - 1F
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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.

noelle_lipschutz_3F
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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.

keely_bales_1f
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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!

Savana Maxfield 3F
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Does anyone know how many questions will be on the midterm? I'm a bit concerned with the short 50 minute time limit...

Jeffrey Fenn 1G
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I think as long as we do the practice problems and have paid attention in lecture we should all be okay!

Irene Nguyen 3H
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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.

Jack Kettering 3D
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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 :)

Tobie Jessup 2E
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Do you guys know if the midterm is all multiple choice?

Janna Shakiba
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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!

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

Yes, it is all multiple choice.

Janna Shakiba
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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 :)

Marco Vivar 3G
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It should take 1 hour not open notes but we have the periodic table and sheets. It happens during TA section time. Multiple choice

Becca Nelson 3F
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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.

Becca Nelson 3F
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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.

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

Mikayla James 2C
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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!

505352202
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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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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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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.

Eunice_Castro_1G
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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!

Victoria Dao 3G
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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 :)

Megan ODonnell 3F
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It is 12 problems on CCLE during discussion section

Moura Girgis 1F
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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.