Midterm Prep

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Lilly Catarozoli 1B
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Midterm Prep

Postby Lilly Catarozoli 1B » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:47 pm

Does anyone have any good study strategies for the first midterm? I'm not really sure where to start! Also, how many questions is the midterm? Thanks!

Evie Li_1H
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Evie Li_1H » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:02 pm

I think someone said the midterm will be about 10 questions long? One of the TAs said probably no more than 12.

Marley Magee 3A
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Marley Magee 3A » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:02 pm

I'm just working through all the odd problems in the exercises that have been assigned in the textbook. The step-up and workshop sessions are good review too! I think the midterm doesn't have a set length yet.

Sameer Chowdhury 3C
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Sameer Chowdhury 3C » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:29 pm

Evie Li_3H wrote:I think someone said the midterm will be about 10 questions long? One of the TAs said probably no more than 12.

I believe my TA mentioned it was going to be somewhere between 25-30 questions. In terms of studying I did up to question 19 in Sapling and am taking notes from the textbook.

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Kaitlyn Hernandez 3I » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:33 pm

Hi! I've been redoing textbook practice problems and making sure that I understand how to set them up and solve them. I also redid a few of the post module assessments as well to help me with both the math problems and the conceptual topics. I'd suggest rewatching the lectures and making sure you understand the overall concept. From there, maybe read the textbook sections that correspond with those concepts and then if you still have questions, you could attend a workshop or step up session :) . But mainly practice is the most important thing to do in my opinion !!

Brandon Gruender 3F
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Brandon Gruender 3F » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:02 pm

My TA said that it would be around 10 questions, with no more than 4 long multiple step problems. To study I recommend doing the book questions and going over lectures.

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:32 pm

I have been reviewing textbook problems and doing the audio-visual modules. I have heard that the worksheets from the UA sessions are good too, so it might be helpful to try a few problems from those.

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby sabrina ghalambor 2J » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:57 pm

i've been reviewing my notes and doing the problems listed in the outline! reading over the textbook is also helpful for me to really understand the principles. i'm also working through the quantum modules, sapling questions, and TA review sheets from the past 2 weeks.

Mina Tadros 3L
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Mina Tadros 3L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:59 pm

I'm not sure about the number of problems in the midterm, but I know how to prep. The best way to prep would be to read from the textbook and do as many practice problems as possible. This will allow you to apply your knowledge and gain practice on how to tackle particular problems. I hope this helped!

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Angela Marie Guevarra Dis3F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:27 pm

I think practice problems will be your best friend, including Sapling, textbook problems, audio-visual module assessments, and UA sessions. Doing this will solidify your understanding of the content conceptually and how to apply it logically. :)

Ralph Zhang 2L
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Ralph Zhang 2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:29 pm

Generally I think it is a good idea to go back through your lecture notes and re-format them into flash cards. The process refreshes your memory and helps you establish links between different ideas.

Sarah Hernandez 1F
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Sarah Hernandez 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:46 pm

I've been going through the textbook problems listed in outline 1 and 2 and also checking off the bullets if I'm sure I know how to do them. I think that's a good way to make sure you have all the material covered but reviewing notes and doing the sapling problems would also be helpful. I'm not sure how many questions there are going to be but I've heard anywhere from 10-30.

Constance Newell
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Constance Newell » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:58 pm

do yall know how long we have?

Tatyana Bonnet 2H
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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Tatyana Bonnet 2H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:03 pm

Constance Newell wrote:do yall know how long we have?

We have the whole discussion time which is around 50 minutes, my TA said if a little extra time is needed it will be provided.

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Samantha Pedersen 2K » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:43 pm

I agree with everyone that practice problems are your best friend! I also wanted to add that I went back through my lecture notes to make a review sheet of conceptual information since the midterm will most likely have a few conceptual problems in addition to the calculation-based problems.

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Re: Midterm Prep

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:55 pm

I am trying to solidify my understanding of important concepts for each topic, as well as practicing as many problems as possible, whether it's through sapling homework, textbook problems, audio-visual module assessments, or UA worksheets.


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