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grade worries

Postby idella 1D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:18 pm

Hey all! I was just wondering if anyone else is starting to think about grades. I know we've only had one midterm so far, but I've been thinking about what my final grade would be and what I should aim for for my next few tests.

Is anyone else in the same boat as me?

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Re: grade worries

Postby idella 1D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:21 pm

^^im always worried about grades hehe so I just hope I'm not crazy

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Re: grade worries

Postby marlene 1K » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:26 pm

Same! Especially after taking this first midterm I realized we don't have a lot of points to make up for points lost on the tests and it stresses me out a bit so I've been worrying about my final grade while studying for the next midterm.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Angela Marie Guevarra Dis3F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:46 pm

Hello, I'm in the same boat! Considering the class size, I'm sure there are many other students who are in the same situation. While I think I did okay of the first midterm, my score was still lower than what I was aiming for. Let's study well and do better on the next midterm and final :)

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Re: grade worries

Postby Rylee Mangan 1K » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:44 pm

A student told our workshop session that Dr. Lavelle stated the first midterm would be out of 100 points instead of 110! Hopefully this helps some of your stresses/worries since everyone's first midterm score will be slightly curved!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jason_Glass_2L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:49 pm

Yeah, thinking about your grades is natural. Something I would suggest to relief your worries is to think back to what you did good and bad on during the first midterm because that will help you feel a little more confident in your ability and understand your previous mistakes.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Bailey Giovanoli 1L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:53 pm

hello, I looked into this, and I found on the internet that many students said that Dr. Lavelle sort of moves the grades around the average at the end of the quarter. I do not know if this pertains to this quarter or what it means about the midterm bump, that I also heard he is doing, but I hope this helped at least a little.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Gerardo Ortega 2F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:54 pm

I am just worried about how difficult the next exams might be and how they will impact my grade.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Arti_Patel_3H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:54 pm

I've been worried about my grade as well. I think as long as you study as much as you can and attend step-up sessions/workshops for clarification, you should do well on the next midterm and the final.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:03 pm

Hi! I am also in the boat floating on worry lake, so don't feel too alone. I think if you take how you felt about the first midterm and compare it to how you want to do on the next few tests, then you can try different study materials/reviewing styles if you want to do better or if you feel as though your previous study ways just aren't cutting it.

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Re: grade worries

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:05 pm

Yeah Im also pretty worried about my grade specially considering how I did on the first midterm but I think as long as you do better on the next midterm and final you will be good.

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Re: grade worries

Postby keely_bales_1f » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:10 pm

I feel like worrying about grades is common grounds for all students, especially us UCLA overachiever students. However, just do your best because that's all you can do. But if you continue to worry, it's all good. Only 4 more weeks to go!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Winzel Payumo 1B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:23 pm

idella 1F wrote:Hey all! I was just wondering if anyone else is starting to think about grades. I know we've only had one midterm so far, but I've been thinking about what my final grade would be and what I should aim for for my next few tests.

Is anyone else in the same boat as me?


Hi! I'm also in the same boat and it's been bothering me so much, but right now, all we can do is study and improve! Worrying really wouldn't do anything, so just focus on studying and hope that we'll get the grade we deserve!

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Re: grade worries

Postby sabrina ghalambor 2J » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:25 pm

i'm worried about grades and if i'll have enough time to prepare for our next exam but we have plenty of review options so i feel confident we can study to all do well!!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Emily Jacobo 1C » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:39 pm

Yes, i feel the same way, i’m worried about the next midterms and my grades. I think I saw in the syllabus that we need at least 50% or higher to get a C-? I’m not exactly sure how that works.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:21 pm

I'm definitely feeling the same way. I plan on just studying more and dedicating more time to this class to do really well on the next midterm and final. Maybe altering your studying methods and adjusting how much time you spend on the class material might help make a difference on your next midterm and final. :) Good luck!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jeffrey Fenn 1G » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:22 pm

Trust me I think everyone here is probably stressing nonstop about our grades! For me personally I just try to not think about it too much, and just do everything I can to be as prepared as possible!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Julianna_flores3E » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:26 pm

Honestly, I just try and do my best to feel prepared, and don't really worry about the rest.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Melissa Solis 1H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:27 pm

You are literally not the only one. Trust me when I say that. If you ask anyone, no matter what grade or major, they will literally say they are where you are or have been when you stand. I personally get really anxious when it comes to grades because I'm not the best test taker, but trust the system. If you think you're going to fail a class, you probably won't. This is the hardest pill I had to swallow my first year, but really, it just takes time perfecting your study habits, anxieties, and overall balancing everything. But in the end, everything works out.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Lea Ozdere 2G » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:29 pm

I'm just worried because someone said we can only miss 35 points in total for an A...and each question on the exams are worth so much so it's basically like you can only miss 3 questions.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Blas_Rodriguez_1B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:32 pm

I understand you, I am worried about grades too. Something good though is that we have another midterm and a final to make up any points. as long as we attend step-up sessions and office hours, we should be in route to earn a good grade.

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Re: grade worries

Postby alebenavides » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:33 pm

im also rlly stressed about my grades. I didn't do too well on my midterm and am so worried I won't pass the class

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:29 pm

I've been stressed too, just remember to have a growth mindset and mentally prepare yourself when taking an exam. I found that this works when I feel like im unprepared even though I've studied and done everything that I needed to. Trust the process :)

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Re: grade worries

Postby Faith Lee 2L » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:05 am

I've been worried about my grades after the midterm too, especially since the True/False questions are worth a lot of points but don't offer the same forgiveness as the Calculation questions (where you can receive partial credit). I set up a grade calculator for myself, which helps me feel like I have greater "control" because I know what scores I need to get my desired grade. Some people may find that a grade calculator causes them more stress though, so to each their own :) Attending office hours and the workshops helped me too. I hope there's at least something in this post that may help!

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Re: grade worries

Postby magalysantos_1F » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:26 am

After deciding to apply to grad school in the near future, yes, grades are a huge worry for me. I think for the next two exams, aim for no more than 30 points incorrect each. It really depends on what you got on your first midterm and what you want as a final grade, but any more than 30 points incorrect is not ideal.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Breanna Ouyang 1I » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:42 am

I'm in the same boat too :// didn't do bad on the first midterm, but we still have 2 big tests coming up we can't lose over 30 points on, and I feel less prepared for midterm 2... I try not to think too much about it but if I ever want to predict my grade for the class I just go on the syllabus to calculate some estimates

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Re: grade worries

Postby Khushi_Gupta_1A » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:56 am

I know it's really easy to get stressed about final grades and point and stuff but there's still a whole midterm and the final exam and points you can earn through chemistry community and sapling. So don't stress too much! There is plenty of time to catch up and there are plenty of points still out there!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jagveer 1I » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:23 am

I am also worried about my grade and I am not feeling as confident for this midterm, but I am constantly calculating my grade and this kind of destressed me. The final will probably be the most stressful since all of the other grades are final and our total grade solely depends on how we perform on that.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sandra Kim 2B » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:30 am

i'm also definitely worried about the grade in general but i wouldn't stay too stressed considering you only need 50% to pass the class. i know it's not ideal to set standards that low haha but knowing that we have that kind of safety net (?) to at least pass is pretty reassuring and decreases the worries even for just a bit.

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Re: grade worries

Postby John_Tran_3J » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:33 pm

I agree with others, I've been worrying about the weight of midterm grades for awhile.

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Re: grade worries

Postby 905409193 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:13 pm

I think it's important not to stress too much about grades right now considering we barely passed the halfway mark. We have another midterm and final to try to get our grades in a better position. We got this!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Kayla Booker 1F » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:35 pm

Im definitely in the same boat, I've been trying to do calculations to try to figure out what grade I need to get on the second midterm and the final to get an A lol.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sami Siddiqui 1J » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 pm

Grades are something I intentionally distract myself from thinking of because they can be stressful. For those of you who didn't perform as well on the first midterm as you would have liked, I would just say that stressing about potential outcomes of failure really isn't going to do anything to help. Just put as much effort as you're able to given the circumstances we're all living in right now and you'll be fine.

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Re: grade worries

Postby AustinMcBrideDis3L » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:24 pm

I relate to a lot of you on this. I will calculate how many more points I can miss altogether or even on my next midterm before I lose my chances of getting an A. Its especially worrying when the midterms have such few questions that one question can make you lose a lot of points. I think the best thing to do is set your goals and after you take your midterm or final forget about it because you can't do anything about it anymore, that's how I avoid extra stress.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Tam Nguyen 2B » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:33 pm

I mean as long as you're on this site that has a bunch of answers to any question you can ask, I hope most of your worries can be assuaged. The last midterm was actually a lot more straightforward than I thought it would be. Conceptual questions weren't that hard to understand at least for me. Although there aren't a lot of questions it just means you have more time to focus on each one since we have an hour basically to do all of them and they're multiple choice.

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Re: grade worries

Postby alebenavides » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:08 am

is anyone else worried about how they'll do on midterm 2. I didn't do so well on the first midterm so im a little worried.

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Re: grade worries

Postby 505598869 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:32 am

Yes, I am stressed about my grade right now because I did very badly on the first midterm and now I have to save my grade. My TA says I have nothing to worry about, but I think she is just trying to be encouraging.

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Re: grade worries

Postby idella 1D » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:24 pm

hey everybody. thank you so much for all of your responses. it's very relieving to know that we are all in this together :') just felt that stress of college for the first time so i am glad that people are in the same boat. good luck everyone and thanks so much for these kind responses guys

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Re: grade worries

Postby cadytran1K » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:54 pm

I have the same concerns as you did since I didn't do as well as I would have hoped for the first midterm. Hopefully the next midterm and final makes up for it!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Shana Patel 1C » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:25 pm

I think everyone is worried because we have only done one midterm and I don’t think everyone has done as well as they expected, however we still have time to fix our grades. Just work hard now to get our second midterm grades higher.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Emma Chang 1G » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:08 am

I'm sure a lot of us are in the same boat now! It's definitely stressful when each question carries a lot of weight, but all we can do is try our best! I found that the workshops and step-up sessions help a lot! In the last few days leading up to midterm 1 I tried to review all the lectures notes, discussion notes, hw, and textbook questions so everything was relatively fresh, and then once the test was over I tried not to worry as much since I did everything I could! We got this guys!!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:20 am

I'm always worried about my grades, I'm glad I'm not the only one

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Re: grade worries

Postby SainehaMaddineni_3I » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:47 am

At least for this Midterm 2, the questions are worth fewer points each unlike Midterm 1. We just need to try our best by preparing and understanding the material as well as we can!

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Re: grade worries

Postby vbarian27 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:57 am

I am so worried for midterm 2. ugh.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Lizbeth Garcia 1F » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:01 am

I'm worried about my grades as well! Seeing all the people that relate really does help calm my nerves.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Annette Fishman » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:21 am

Yes, I am always super anxious about my grades, and sometimes I feel super disconnected from UCLA so it gets hard to learn. These past few weeks have been back to back midterms so I haven't had as much time to study as for the first midterm, which means cramming for me til Tuesday morning. But just know that there are a lot of people who are feeling the stress, and are worried about their overall grade. It's kind of inevitable. But, learn from your mistakes and struggles from MT1, strive for a higher grade, and make sure to take a breath.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Mahika More 1H » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:10 am

Instead of spending the time stressing about my grade (which I do my fair share of) and I like to spend that energy on working to improve it. This is a habit I am trying to change for myself. I think that if you spend time to know the material and really understand it, the grade will hopefully come with it, so don't stress too much!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Meredith2E » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:15 am

Usually after seeing a midterm grade, I tend to take a breather/break to focus on myself and not let myself get too anxious about my grade. And then I just focus on lectures and improving my studying habits (its been wayyy harder to study at home that I expected compared to campus). But I've learned that at the end of the day, we shouldn't be so harsh on ourselves and to just keep grinding.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Will Pham 1J » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:46 pm

I try not to constantly worry about my grades as it stresses me out, but obviously I can't just avoid it and find myself worrying about them a lot. It helps me to just take the course one step at a time, thinking that one test grade won't kill my grade, there's still more to come.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Charmaine Ng 2D » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:55 pm

I'm in the same boat! I relate to always worrying about grades, but for this class, I wouldn't worry too much! Since you get full credit for Sapling and Chem Community as long as you stay on top of your assignments, just focus on understanding the material and performing well on midterms! You got it!!

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Re: grade worries

Postby emilyyribarren1k » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:10 pm

I'm worried about my grade in this class and especially about how I'll do on this midterm. This material is slightly harder for me and I want to make sure I don't do horribly so that I have a little buffer for the final since I know that's cumulative. But at the end of the day, I'm sure everything will work out fine and it's only one class so given the circumstances I'm sure you're doing great.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:34 pm

Ah yes, I definitely relate to this post, especially because of the possibility of getting 0 points for a test question after making one wrong turn, but in the end I think it will work out okay.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jasmine Yi 1G » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:14 pm

Yeah, definitely also feeling a little bit anxious. It's kind of reassuring to see that I'm not alone in feeling like this though.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:35 pm

I'm definitely a bit anxious but the extra points we got on the first midterm made me feel a little better :)

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Re: grade worries

Postby Akriti Ratti 1H » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:30 pm

Hi! I'm in the same boat. I've been trying to focus less on the numbers, and more on how to study effectively so I can do well on the next midterm and the final exam. If you wanted to see where you're at, I think you could calculate your current grade based on the breakdown from the syllabus.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Cecilia Cisneros 1F » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:10 pm

Yes I agree with you! I think it may also be because the anxiety of the midterm tends to creep up on you as the midterm is approaching and you can't help but just worry about your grade! As long as you are studying the topics effectively I'm sure it will reflect in your exams! You got this :)

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Re: grade worries

Postby Uyenvy Nguyen 1D » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:23 am

Yes, I'm also thinking about my final grade and the upcoming midterm and final exam. It does make me a bit nervous when I think about the amount of points that I can miss to keep a certain grade. Just be sure to do the Sapling homework and get those Chemistry Community points, because every point is important!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Marley Magee 3A » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:20 am

I think about my grades all the time, probably too much of the time. Honestly you've just got to make sure you're trying your best and taking advantage of all the resources offered to you. After that, you've basically done all you can and I think there's some reassurance in that.

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Re: grade worries

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I am especially worried about my grade and the upcoming tests because I didn't do as well on the first midterm as I had hoped. Regardless of my knowledge of the material, I generally perform poorly on tests, especially when stressed, so I have been working on calming strategies and breathing techniques to help me with this.

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Re: grade worries

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm

Also, someone mentioned above that Lavelle is dropping 10 points from the first midterm to make it out of 100 rather than out of 110, does anyone have more information to confirm/deny this?

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jasraj Parmar 3H » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:50 pm

Same, I am worried about this midterm a lot. Its good to see I am not alone which helps a bit.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Bethany Yang 2E » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:22 pm

FrancescaHawkins3J wrote:Also, someone mentioned above that Lavelle is dropping 10 points from the first midterm to make it out of 100 rather than out of 110, does anyone have more information to confirm/deny this?


I think someone said in the GroupMe that they went to his office hour one time and he said that was false. However, I could be wrong.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Samantha Pedersen 2K » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:50 pm

Bethany Yang 2D wrote:
FrancescaHawkins3J wrote:Also, someone mentioned above that Lavelle is dropping 10 points from the first midterm to make it out of 100 rather than out of 110, does anyone have more information to confirm/deny this?


I think someone said in the GroupMe that they went to his office hour one time and he said that was false. However, I could be wrong.


Yes, I was at his office hours when he said that the first midterm will remain out of 110 points.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:53 pm

Hi! I have my midterm tomorrow and I'm very stressed, as I did not perform as well as I had hoped on MT1, also knowing that you can only miss 50 points in the class to get an A-. Does anyone have any advice, feelings to share, or words of encouragement? :')

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Re: grade worries

Postby 705383815 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:05 pm

You shouldn't be worried if you think you've done enough to prepare for the class; that's what I tell myself when I get concerned about not doing well in a class. If you're worried then you should change your habits: study more, study more effectively, and talk to the TAs if you can.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jacquelyn Challis 2B » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:42 pm

Anyone else keep adding up the points to see how their grade changes every day? Or just me lol.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Margaret Xu 3C » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:51 pm

I'm comforted by the fact that other people are also worried about their grades. This quarter has been super difficult for a lot of people because of Zoom schooling and being stuck at home, but we're all going through similar experiences and we'll get through it together!

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Re: grade worries

Postby AmyHo2K » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:33 pm

This made me realized I'm not the only one worrying about grades. Also, I am so lost about where my grade even stands.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Angel More » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm

I know we are all worried, but we got this!! Just a few more weeks.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sahaj Patel Lec3DisK » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:31 pm

I am always worried about grades, and I bet most pre meds and college students in general can relate to this. Just take one day at a time, and always keep in mind there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as well as the fact that grades don't define. Your actions do.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Francesca_Borchardt_2D » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:19 am

I am pretty stressed about my grade as well. I did not do as well on the past midterm then I would have liked. However, I have definitely prepared a lot better for this one and feel confident about it.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Ryan_Page_1J » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:28 am

Also... give yourself a break. We all made it to UCLA so we are of course going to be super concerned with grades and such, but we're going through a big transition and learning how college, quarter system, etc. works. Being online doesn't help either.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Navdha Sharma 3J » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:37 am

You are not alone! I am sure a lot of us(including me) are super stressed about grades. But just know that if you stress too much or put pressure on yourself, you won't be able to perform your best. So just chill!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Norah Gidanian 3D » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:24 am

Yes! I have been thinking about this too. I am always worried about grades but hopefully the grades for this midterm will come out quicker. I hate waiting lol

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Re: grade worries

Postby Anya Holbrook 1E » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:51 pm

Oh for sure I feel the same way. I did much worse than I had hoped for on midterm 1 so I kinda don't have much hope for getting an A or an A+ in this class, but I just hope that I did okay enough on midterm 2 to still allow me to get a B/B+ :(

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Re: grade worries

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:12 pm

I had gotten a little discouraged after the first midterm but I studied more and I feel a lot better after the second midterm this week. Hopefully we all did well and can finish out the quarter strong. Good luck everyone!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Vivian Chang 3L » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:18 pm

Yes sadly I think a lot of us are thinking about grades now after MT2 :( We can always balance points out with the final though so in a way, I guess this serves as motivation!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Constance Newell » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:27 pm

does anyone know if we will be able to review over the questions in midterm 1

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Re: grade worries

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Constance Newell wrote:does anyone know if we will be able to review over the questions in midterm 1

I think someone said that you could review them during your t.a's office hours but I'm not too sure!! I would ask your t.a

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Re: grade worries

Postby Julianna Shimabukuro 1D » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 pm

Constance Newell wrote:does anyone know if we will be able to review over the questions in midterm 1


Yes. You can review your midterm if you ask your TA and go to their office hours. This is what my TA told my discussion, but I'm sure if you asked your TA, they would do the same.

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Postby Victoria Dao 3G » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:41 pm

Yeah I also always worry about grades since there are only 3 exams and each are worth a ton. We only have 35 points total to miss if we want to maintain a 4.00 I believe, otherwise we will drop to the next gpa down. No worries though! We've got this!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Giselle_zamora_1L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:34 pm

i am also reqlly worrried for grades because I don't know if anyone else had this problem but chem community was so hard to navigate for me. A couple of times I ended up on the Chem 14B section and so I just gave up on it for a while and now my anxiety about grades is starting to creep back up on me. I study as much as I can and go to PLF but some how I feel like I don't know anything when the midterm comes around.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Hannah Chang 3K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:19 pm

I feel like the second midterm is more difficult than the first one. I wasn't really worried about the first exam since I'm cool with calculation questions. I feel like the second midterm is more memorization oriented and I couldn't really find an efficient way to master it.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Lucy Weaver 1K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:28 pm

I am also worried, will probably end up taking the class for P/NP instead of a letter grade

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Re: grade worries

Postby Seraphina Joseph 1C » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:15 pm

I am a little worried, but I realize that it is my first quarter of college and I'm still getting used to it. I will probably decide to pass no pass right before the deadline week 9.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:02 am

In response to the above comment, are people opting P/NP? Should I? What are the benefits/negatives of this?

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Re: grade worries

Postby almost_ethan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:50 am

alebenavides wrote:is anyone else worried about how they'll do on midterm 2. I didn't do so well on the first midterm so im a little worried.

Yes, definitely. This first midterm was rough, and the second midterm was tough too--but if you aren't feeling comfortable with your current footing in the course right now you can always change your grading type to pass/no pass :)

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Re: grade worries

Postby almost_ethan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:51 am

Does anyone know when we should be receiving our grades for midterm 2?

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Re: grade worries

Postby Nandhini Ekambaram 1L » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:23 pm

I am also worried about my grade :( It makes me nervous that the second midterm didn't have any partial credit either.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sam_Marasigan_3D » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:30 pm

almost_ethan wrote:Does anyone know when we should be receiving our grades for midterm 2?
I don't think there was a specific date mentioned. However, you can try to ask your TA for an update. I think Dr. Lavelle will email us once the grades are out.

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Re: grade worries

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:37 pm

I am pretty sure a lot of other people (including me haha) are on the same boat as you!!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jada3J » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Definitely worried about my grade in this course so you are not alone.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jonathan Malau 1F » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:47 pm

Yes, same here. You are not alone.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Annika Tamaki 1E » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Everyone at some point feels anxious about their grade, but all we can do is try our best!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Ruochen Yang 3B » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:30 pm

Don't be stressed out! I think you can make easy points through weekly homework and chem community participation. The best way to boost your grade is definitely to get as many points as possible in your exams. Just work hard and try to do the textbook problems assigned, and you'll be fine.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Sondia Luong 1C » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:33 pm

I think it's perfectly normal for us to be worried about our grades, as weird as that sounds. Just know that you're not alone and as long as you don't give up I'm sure you'll be able to overcome your grades!!

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Re: grade worries

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:04 pm

I feel so anxious, but I feel if we do our best, we'll be fine.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Jonathan3B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Yup, very worried. I think many people are doing very good in this class so I am afraid the high class average will affect my grade negatively.

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Re: grade worries

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:30 pm

A couple people have mentioned changing grades to P/NP, but I'm wondering if this will affect how this class counts towards major requirements, or qualifications/prerequisites for classes in the future.

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Re: grade worries

Postby Brenda Silva 1B » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:18 pm

I am worried about my grade but we still have a few weeks to continue studying for the final. Good luck to everyone on their final!


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