Midterm 2

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Sean Phen
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Midterm 2

Postby Sean Phen » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:59 pm

I did not do too well on midterm 1. Does anyone have any tips for studying for midterm 2?

SophiaBarden 2E
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby SophiaBarden 2E » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:02 pm

I found that the textbook problems were super helpful!! They often get more complex than examples on sapling or in lecture so it really solidifies your understanding of the concepts. Also going to multiple Peer learning workshops is very helpful!

Arti_Patel_3H
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Arti_Patel_3H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:03 pm

The step-up sessions and workshops helped me the most for Midterm 1.

Jalyn Davis 3D
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:03 pm

Doing the textbook problems is helpful because a lot of the questions on midterm 1 were the same or similar to the textbook. I would recommend the AV modules but I think Lavelle might've said he wasn't posting any more :( It may also help to watch outside videos so the concepts can be explained in a different way.

Blake Ballew 1H
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Blake Ballew 1H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:04 pm

Textbook problems for sure! Mixing these working problems with studying concept notes from lecture really helps create a holistic understanding of the midterm questions where even if you aren't exactly sure you can use your understanding to choose the best possible answer.

You got this one!

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Samantha Pedersen 2K » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:05 pm

In addition to doing textbook problems and attending Workshop sessions, I found it helpful to create a Quizlet to test myself on the conceptual information that Dr. Lavelle discusses during lecture. Best of luck on midterm 2!

Lucy Wang 2J
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Lucy Wang 2J » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:05 pm

I would say to do the textbook homework problems and attend the step up learning sessions. Don't wait until the last minute to do these questions, you should try to do these along with the lectures that pertain to the textbook problems. For me, it helps to reinforce my understanding of what Prof.Lavelle says in the lecture. Hope this kinda made sense and good luck!

Aliya 1H
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Aliya 1H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:07 pm

Hey! For midterm 1, I read through the entire book section assigned for the topics covered on the midterm and took notes. Then, I went on zoom with a couple friends every night before I took the exam on Friday. We did the book problems and discussed them, read through the outline posted on Dr. Lavelle's website and talked over any other questions we had. Also, I went through each module (though I don't know if Dr. Lavelle will be making any more in the future). There are step-up sessions and stuff to that you can attend for more practice problems.

Geethika Janga 1L
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Geethika Janga 1L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:07 pm

To study for the first midterm, I focused a bit more on the Sapling homework and the worksheets from the various chemistry workshops. If there was a particular topic I did not understand, I watched a couple short videos about it on Youtube and that really helped! Don't give up yet, I'm sure you'll do great on the next midterm :)

Danielle Goldwirth 3F
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Danielle Goldwirth 3F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:10 pm

Studying the lecture notes thoroughly, going to step-up sessions often, watching videos to clarify concepts, and of course the Sapling and textbook problems are important for me to do!

Constance Newell
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Constance Newell » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:19 pm

I would say run through textbook chapter, lecture, textbook problems, sapling, and step up in this order to reinforce concepts before and after lecture.

In my opinion the textbook problems were much harder than the midterm so it was great practice

Sheryl Ocampo 1D
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:34 pm

I would suggest looking over your notes on a regular basis and ensuring that you understand the homework problems. Closer to the midterm, it would help to look over the textbook problems. I found that the textbook problems were pretty similar to the questions on the last midterm

Day Preciado 1H
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:01 pm

I really need to step up for this midterm.

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:07 pm

I got a pretty decent score on midterm 1, and what really helped me were the textbook problems in addition to the UA step-up sessions. Our UAs are so nice and smart, and will happily help anyone that has any questions. Furthermore, they also give out practice worksheets during these sessions, and a lot of the questions on those review sheets were similar to the ones on the midterm.

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:32 pm

Hello,
I have a lot of friends who took this class before me, and what helped them succeed the most was meeting with other students to study together. I know of course we can't exactly do that with the pandemic going on, but I have seen many posts about having virtual study groups! Just search "study group" here on Chemistry Community, and I'm sure some good threads will show up. I always think material is easier to digest when you can actually talk it out with someone who is also in the same position as you. Best of luck on midterm 2 and the rest of this quarter!

Blas_Rodriguez_1B
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Blas_Rodriguez_1B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:34 pm

I found Khan Academy to be very helpful to further review topics or practice problems.

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby SophiaJenny3I » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:36 pm

Hi! For me, the workshops were the most helpful. It's a great way to test your knowledge when you go, and also have some problems to practice before the midterm! It's a win-win! Also, I did all the textbook problems and that really helps as well. In my opinion, practice is the best way to study for chem. Chem problems can be presented in a few different ways per topic/equation, so being able to recognize all these different ways by practicing helps save you in the end. In addition, I handwrite my notes so I typed them up in my own words, which really helped me solidify the concepts. Hope this helps! I'm sure you'll do awesome on the next midterm!

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Eve Gross-Sable 1B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:42 pm

Can someone elaborate on the step-up sessions, I'm kind of confused about what happens in them. Are they worthwhile? Thanks

Teti Omilana 1G
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Teti Omilana 1G » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:29 pm

Eve Gross-Sable 2B wrote:Can someone elaborate on the step-up sessions, I'm kind of confused about what happens in them. Are they worthwhile? Thanks

Step-up sessions have been really helpful for me! It's especially useful for understanding the basics before moving on to more complex problems. At each session the UA's have pre-made exam-like questions that are relevant to the content for week, and they go over how to do them step by step. They also allow you to interrupt to ask any questions you want along the way. I found it to be great practice for the last midterm.

Meghan Krushena 2E
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Meghan Krushena 2E » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:32 pm

Hi! I also did not do too well on Midterm 1. Some things I'm doing differently for midterm 2 are really making sure I learn as I go along, for example, when new material started to be introduced, I printed out periodic tables and made one for the trends, one of the lewis dot structures, one of the electron configurations. Its pretty painstaking but it was good basic memorization and has seemed to help me so far.

Kushaal Madadi 2F
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Kushaal Madadi 2F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:33 pm

Organic chemistry tutor is a helpful resource to guide you through problem-solving.

Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:40 pm

I am planning on doing more practice problems and making a review sheet that condenses all the main ideas/equations/uses for those equations.

RaniyaFeroz_1E
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby RaniyaFeroz_1E » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:43 pm

Try doing the textbook problems! They were harder than what was on the midterm, so the problems on the midterm were easy for me to do.

abby hyman
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby abby hyman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:45 pm

I found the text book problems, step up sessions, and workshops so helpful because you get to see most of the types of questions that will be asked on the midterm.

Sondia Luong 1C
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Sondia Luong 1C » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:46 pm

I didn't do as well as I wanted to either on the midterm, but I thought that really studying and understanding the homework problems helped a lot. There were problems on the midterm that I knew I would not have understood if I didn't encounter a similar problem in the homework!

LaurenChoi_1J
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby LaurenChoi_1J » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:48 pm

I believe doing textbook problems are very helpful! And there are many helpful resources such as step-up sessions and workshops you can attend to get any clarification you need on topics you are struggling with!

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby 505598869 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:55 am

I am going to try going to more UA sessions. I feel like I must be missing out by not going.

Keeryth Sandhu 1H
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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Keeryth Sandhu 1H » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:02 am

The UA workshops and textbook problems were really helpful for me!

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Re: Midterm 2

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:39 pm

I think the textbook problems are really helpful, especially since they usually seem more challenging - it makes the homework easier to comprehend as well!


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