Study Advice

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Harmony Becerra
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Study Advice

Postby Harmony Becerra » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:26 pm

Hello, so Dr. Lavelle has so many resources, which is great. However, it is impossible to attend everything. Does anyone have any recommendations for which office hours to go to? Like are the step up sessions most beneficial, or..? What do you recommend because I would like to spend my time in the best one. Thank you in advance!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Emmaraf 1K » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:24 pm

I personally prefer to go to the workshop sessions that are 2 hours long since they tend to go over all the material of the past week very in depth and you get to do plenty of practice problems which are similar to the tests. However, if you go to Lyndon's Workshop 7-9 on Mondays you should get there like 20 minutes early since it gets ridiculously packed.

Margaret Akey
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Re: Study Advice

Postby Margaret Akey » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Lyndon's review sessions are good!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 pm

I personally enjoy attending the drop in sessions. Often my questions go unanswered in large workshops, so I like talking to people one-on-one. From my experience, drop in sessions have generally been a pretty good way to do that.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby 704913468 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 pm

what TA or drop in sessions or workshops do you guys like attending?? Which one do you guys think is more helpful?

Jocelyne Milke 1G
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Re: Study Advice

Postby Jocelyne Milke 1G » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 pm

Karen's sessions are helpful too! She goes over concepts and has a worksheet

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Re: Study Advice

Postby KatrinaPho_2I » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:03 am

If you look up the worksheets that the TA Joyce posts on chem community, they are really helpful. Lyndon's review sessions are also very helpful.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:22 am

I like to go to office hours and workshops. I prefer Lyndon's workshops but it's usually full by 6:15.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:44 am

Lyndon's and Karen's sessions are the best in my opinion!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Joanna Pham - 2D » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:56 am

It honestly depends on how you prefer to study. If you like going going through problems and solving them step by step, then the STEP UP sessions would be beneficial. However if you’re like me, where you’re confused about certain topics and would rather do problems on your own then ask questions, the drop in sessions or the TAs OH are good. I personally find it easier to look through problems on my own first and go through the concepts since STEP UP doesn’t go through concepts, just problem solving

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Kayla Vo 1B » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:12 am

If you need to improve your problem solving skills, I think the step up and workshop sessions are great for that. If you are unable to make it to some of the sessions, you can also find some of the worksheets with practice problems and solutions on chemistry community. Also, some TAs post their powerpoint slides or worksheets that they use during discussion, so those are helpful as well if you need to learn the content and do more practice.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Mona El Masri 1F » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:24 am

Lyndon's Reviews are really helpful for me. It is also extremely beneficial to do all the homework problems and read through the textbook for clarification. Another thing that helps me is studying with friends. You can test each other and figure things out together!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Kessandra Ng 1K » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:33 am

Hi! Personally I go to the review sessions (I found Lyndon's midterm review session extremely helpful) and do the step-up session worksheets that are posted on Chemistry Community. There's a lot of resources like maths advice on Dr. Lavelle's website so they're good for clarifying things we don't cover in class. I find the best way to learn is doing the homework problems though!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby anthony_trieu2L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:37 am

Try doing all of the homework practice questions. I found doing this to be very helpful. By doing this, you can gauge your strengths and weaknesses and subsequently attend office hours or workshops to clarify any questions you may have.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Nicolle Fernandez 1E » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:10 pm

I like Lyndons then I like the step up sessions because they are very helpful and allow us to learn things all over again.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Nicklas_Wright_1A » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:50 pm

I think the drop in sessions are the best because you can come and go as you please.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:22 pm

My favorite way to study is by using The Organic Chemistry Tutor on Youtube! His videos with practice problems somehow always follow Dr. Lavelle's outlines perfectly, and Youtube is perfect for studying in the sense that explanations are clear if you are using a good channel to study and for the pause/play capabilities.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby lindsey_ammann_4E » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am

I like Lyndon's and Karen's because they have worksheets you can practice.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Phil Timoteo 1K » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:55 am

Lyndon and Karen's workshops are great!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:09 pm

attending study sessions are super helpful. and if you find a specific topic difficult, i recommend searching it on youtube and watching a video where they do practice problems

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Cienna Henry 1J » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:19 pm

The study sessions are great, you'd probably find value in any of the ones you attend but I wouldn't rely solely on review sessions. You should also do homework problems and read the book to fully understand what is going on in class.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:31 pm

sometimes even just doing the more of the tricky questions really helps too

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Nina Do 4L » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:14 pm

If you are in AAP or are looking to get into AAP, I recommend their PLF sessions and a lot of YouTube videos revolving the topics covered on the syllabus helps a lot. I also would recommend doing the worksheets that flow around Chem Comm. from Karen or other UAs. Best of luck!

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Re: Study Advice

Postby MackenziePerillo-1L » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:17 am

Is there any way to get access to the worksheets distributed at these sessions if we missed this week?

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Calvin Patel 2H » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:46 am

One thing I do is that I go on the Syllabus and it lists practice problems for each topic. So i go over those and try to understand them conceptually.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Zubair Ahmed 1L » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:49 am

I usually attend Lyndon's review sessions on Mondays. He provides great insight and detail on all the topics we are currently learning and his worksheets are very helpful as well. Moreover, I normally do all the practice problems on the outlines Dr.Lavelle has on his class website. Those are really helpful when it comes to understanding the material on a conceptual level.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby mbaker4E » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 pm

I definitely recommend attending step-up sessions if you are completely lost and don't know where to start and need some momentum. Workshops are really good if you already have a basic handle on everything.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby 805169754 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:33 pm

Sometimes there are worksheets with the answer keys posted here on chemistry community. Those can be helpful if you can't make it to the workshops

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Krista Mercado 1B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Lyndon and Karen's workshops are usually the most helpful for me.

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Alysa Rallistan 2G » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:45 pm

Personally, I use the review sessions to solidify my understanding of the material but for the concepts that are more difficult to grasp in lecture, I usually take notes from the book. I like the way the book explains concepts in depth. Although we aren't tested on what the concepts actually are it helps to have a good foundation of them when you carry out calculations because it makes more sense as to why you're doing it the way you should versus memorizing a bunch of equations and hope you pick the right one

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Re: Study Advice

Postby isarose0 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:48 pm

Does anyone have notes from Lyndon's review session today that they are willing to share?

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Re: Study Advice

Postby Claire Grover 3G » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:52 pm

I went to 2 Step Up sessions for the first time today and they were very helpful! I would definitely recommend going. We went over some of the most challenging homework questions and in one of them a worksheet was provided.


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