Studying for tests/midterm

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Sam Kelly 1K
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Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Sam Kelly 1K » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:03 pm

How do you guys usually study for our tests? Typically I just review the chapter/notes and do some practice problems. Is there another good way to review?

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Elena Maneffa 1E » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:16 pm

Dr. Lavelle said that the best way to study for tests is to make sure you can do all the homework problems. Also, on the class syllabus, it says that one of the questions on the test is from the homework problems.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:56 pm

I just do all the homework problems at least once, then look over them again in the days leading up to the test. Prof. Lavelle says that if you do all the homework problems you should be well-prepared for the test.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Max Kwon 1J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 pm

I do homework/ practice problems and UA peer sessions

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:56 pm

I recommend also going to the peer learning sessions in which the UA has worksheets to prepare for the test. If you can't make it to those ones, I believe they post it on chemistry community, so you can try using those worksheets for practice as well.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Louis Zhao 4C » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Do you guys know when/where these peer learning sessions usually are? Is there a schedule for them?

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:36 pm

The link has been on my class website since Week 1: Peer Learning Sessions and Step-Up Program
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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Jennifer Lathrop 1F » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:16 pm

I find that the test questions always have a bit of a higher level of thinking than is required in the homework problems. What is the best way to study problem solving?

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby davidbakalov_lec2_2L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19 pm

I am planning on going back through all the homework problems as well as going through the questions that the UA posted on chemistry community for us.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby michellebui_3L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Going to office hours to see if you really really know the material and be able to teach it to someone else. Doing all of the modules and homework problems, especially since one homework problem will be pulled and incorporated into the test.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:16 pm

I think the best way to study would be to help out your peers because it will reinforce your own learning. Also going over the modules and homework problems can be super helpful.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Liza Hayrapetyan-3K » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:00 pm

If this is helpful to anyone, I found a cheat sheet with all formulas we would need!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ahWSl0 ... sp=sharing

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Searra Harding 4I » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:30 pm

I would say going to step-up sessions has been super helpful to me since I haven't taken chem since sophomore year. The UA's can be a great help. Also try doing all the assessments that go along with Dr.Lavelle's videos on his website. These are great ways to test yourself and if you get a bad score you can just rewatch his video and try again.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby 905092269 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 pm

I usually go over all the notes, do all the homework problems multiple times, get tutored, make study guide flashcards, and read the textbook.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby 1K Kevin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:11 pm

I challenge myself to do the harder homework problems and when I can't solve one I look at notes and online videos for that section

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Melissa Villanueva1K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:18 pm

Doing homework problems and maybe looking for past exams and just practice doing those as well. All in all, it's just practice.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:35 pm

I would also consider looking up videos on youtube or the ones that Dr. Lavelle has posted on the class website since I found those to be really helpful.

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Hilda Sauceda 3C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:12 pm

which videos do you find most helpful?

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Re: Studying for tests/midterm

Postby Jewelyana3A » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Personally, (I understand that a lot of people don't have enough time in their schedule to do so) I just try to do all the homework problems he assigns. They are pretty good at targeting the key concepts that we need to know for the tests. Also, I have seen on previous tests that he has used questions from the homework on tests. I think that these are very useful especially when you don't have time to do the study guide or just want practice on your own time. Especially with the solutions manual it is helpful because the problems are explained in detail and simplified for you to get.


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