Big Sad: Midterm 2

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Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby magalysantos_1F » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:10 pm

After taking the second midterm, I just realized how many mistakes I made and how probable it is that I am not going to pass it haha. While there are students worried about getting an A-, I am worried about getting a passing grade haha. For those of us who have taken it, how are you feeling?

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:48 am

Hopefully this helps:
50% needed to pass
many points still available, 500 points total

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Benjamin_Hugh_3F » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:59 am

I think it was better than the first test, but I'm not that confident either. You'll definitely pass so don't worry too much about it!!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:02 am

Hi! As professor Lavelle said you can still pass, you just need a 50% to pass. You can do it! I felt better on this midterm than the last.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Megan Hulsy 1A » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:08 am

I definitely felt better on this midterm than the last one. Believe in yourself! You can do it!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Lindsey_Su_3A » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:33 am

I definitely did worse on this one than the last one so I'm also hoping it doesn't drop my grade too much :(

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jamie Wang 3C » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:47 pm

I swear I somehow did worse on this one since math is a little easier for me than conceptual. I guess we'll see :(

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby AliAsh 1H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:15 pm

Don't stress too much about it you need 50% to pass and keep in mind you have all the extra points for posting on CC and HW and there's still a final exam that you can study hard for in order to improve your grade!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Mina Tadros 3L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:18 pm

Don't stress about it too much. There is still a lot of time left for you to make up for any bad score. Keep your head up. You got this!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby keely_bales_1f » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:22 pm

Remember, if you struggled with these topics, try and go to as many step-up and UA sessions as possible. They are honestly such a HUGE help since they go over more complex examples and relate it back to the concepts Lavelle discusses in lectures. We also still have a final to take! Try not to stress about the past since there is nothing you can really do to change it. Instead, focus on the future and doing better. You got this!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:51 pm

Try not to stress about it too much. Even if you made some mistakes, they should help you do better on the final, which is worth more points anyway. Keep your chin up dog you got this :)

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby cadytran1K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:52 pm

I felt the same way the first midterm so I totally understand. Just remember that there are a lot of points you can earn in addition to the midterm! Rooting for you (:

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Daniela_Martinez_3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:57 pm

I feel the same way, but I'm not letting it discourage me! All we can do is move forward and study harder for the final :) you got this!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Sachi Sengupta 2C » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:23 pm

I thought this midterm was significantly harder than the first one so I was pretty bummed after taking the exam. Don't worry about it too much because whatever happened has already happened--just focus on the final and future concepts.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby t_rasul2I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:27 pm

I totally feel you. Smh I feel like I mastered most of the concepts but then when I take the tests, I make such silly errors and feel kind of bummed out since each point has so much worth in our grade. But we will get through this!!!!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm

Believe in yourself!. The good thing about this midterm is that although there were more questions each was worth less.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Alison Perkins 2B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm

I totally feel you. I thought I had the first midterm in the bag....and i definitely did not.
Also felt like I had concepts for this midterm down and thought it was easier than the last... but I'm praying that the same thing doesn't happen. Scared for my grade.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Angela Marie Guevarra Dis3F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:30 pm

I wasn't feeling the best since I felt like I did better on the first midterm, but I'm glad that Dr. Lavelle's grading isn't too harsh on students who are having some trouble. Wishing us all the best for the final, we got this!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:30 pm

I am also very concerned about this midterm as I am pretty sure I did not pass but you just need a 50% in the class to pass.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Aliya Roserie 3I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:38 pm

I also feel like midterm 2 was a bit difficult. But keep it up and study hard. You can do it !

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 pm

I felt the same worry after the first midterm because I did not do too well. There is still time and more points to be earned so try not to stress too much! Also, a 50% is still passing, so I am fully confident that you will pass :)

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby AdilaAhmed3I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:50 pm

I think this midterm was definitely a bit harder just because of the concepts required for it. There is more conceptual questions that can be asked and lewis structures are really easy to mess up. I was for sure more worried for this midterm than I was for the first one but at this point, I am just trying not to think about it and just relax.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Micaela Estavillo » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 pm

I didn't do so good on the first midterm but I'm feeling better about this one so hopefully things go well! And don't worry, you still have the final to bring up your grade. As long as your pass that what matters!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:52 pm

It is definitely comforting to see that others are having similar grade worries; I did not perform as well as I had hoped on MT1, so I'm really hoping I did better on MT2 :/

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Madeline Marron 1I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:56 pm

As a political science major who took this class for funzies i'm having mad regrets. It's funny enough because essentially everyone in my immediate/extended family are scientists/doctors but I guess I was just built different

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jaden Ji 2K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:29 pm

Yeah I wasn't happy at all with how I felt taking Midterm 2, but now I know what to study for!! And what others have said, the final is the time to study as hard as possible and bring up that grade!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jordan_OBrien_2k » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:32 pm

Hi! I think that my advice would be to just not think about it too much, like the others have said there's a lot of ways that you can account for the missing points through things such as chemistry community, attending your discussion sections, and doing the sapling HW. I'm sure that you did better than you think !!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Maryeli Garay 2H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:34 pm

I feel the same way :( I think we just have to try our best moving forward, we still have some time to get points!! Good luck, you got this!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jeffrey Fenn 1G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Don't let one test define you! Just study as hard as you can for the final and you will be okay. I did the textbook problems here and it really helped me.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Edward Castro » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Do not let a test define you . Bigger and better things are coming.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Kushaal Madadi 2F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:36 pm

I'm feeling alright about this midterm. To be honest, I'm surprised so many of you are saying that you found this midterm easier than the first midterm because, for me at least, there were multiple problems on which I was at least a little unsure about whereas on the first I was fairly confident on everything (But I still lost 8 points because I thought something said nm instead of mm grrr). There are still a lot of points out there so if you grind it out for these few remaining weeks you can definitely pass.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Minh Nguyen 3A » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 pm

At least it's good to know that I'm not struggling alone. Also, like what was posted before, there are still plenty of points to earn. For this exam I definitely feel like I could've prepared better, but I can save that for preparation for the final exam at the very least.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Sara_Lim_2C » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:43 pm

To be honest, I was unsure on most of the questions. I made my best guess, but I was unconfident in most of my answers :/ I definitely think I could've done better.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Fernanda Olvera 3D » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:51 pm

I agree, I didn't feel like I prepared myself well! My computer also started to disfunction a little so I felt a little anxious.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Ryan Hoang 1D » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:51 pm

Do you guys think that there will be a small curve/adjustment to grades, especially with COVID?
I'm not sure, to be honest, but it'd be really nice hehe.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby RaniyaFeroz_1E » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:53 pm

I don't feel that great about the second midterm, to be honest. But please remember that it's just one grade and one class. Also, since we have quarter units, one class doesn't affect our GPA as much. For the final though, try doing the textbook problems and attending the step-up sessions as they really help.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Heather Szeszulski 1I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:53 pm

Ryan Hoang 1D wrote:Do you guys think that there will be a small curve/adjustment to grades, especially with COVID?
I'm not sure, to be honest, but it'd be really nice hehe.

even if there is not also remember that all future college programs know that you took college chem online during a pandemic and will always take that into consideration if you do not receive the grade you were hoping for.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Teti Omilana 1G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:56 pm

I also felt that this midterm was much harder than the 1st, but I think that it'll help to really grind out over the topics you didn't understand from this section over the next couple weeks and hopefully do better on the final, since that takes up a good portion of our grades.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Geethika Janga 1L » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 am

I too felt a little discouraged after this midterm but no matter how I did on it, I don't want it to affect our performance on the final. I know it's easier said than done but let's try to have a growth mindset! If we continue to work hard and trust ourselves, we'll see good results :)

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Violet Kwan 3H » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:13 am

I felt that this midterm was a bit harder because it was more conceptual and there was one question that I just didn't understand, so that was a bit discouraging. But in all, I'm sure we all did our best and hopefully everything will work out when scores are released :)

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby almost_ethan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 am

Midterm 1 rocked me--definitely--and I found midterm 2 tough too, but I felt more antiquated with the format of the test and therefore felt more comfortable. It's very sus though--that we can only miss a couple of questions to receive a good grade, since there are only a few questions.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jada3J » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:56 pm

I'm really happy to see this post, many people in the chemistry gc often talk about being sad about not getting an A. While I just am hoping for a passing grade I happy to see I am not alone. If this comforts you just know that we did our best and this is our first official university chemistry class and everyone is at a different level. I also have seen others reply that there are many points still to be received which is true. We still have the final which we can score more points. Done feel too bad. We are all in this together.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby 505598869 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:56 pm

I have to do well on midterm 2 I did horrible on the first one. I can't stop thinking about it. I need to know my score.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Marley Magee 3A » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Most people I've talked to felt like they didn't do very well on this midterm compared to the first, so you're not alone! I'm feeling okay about it, but I'm ~very~ anxious to know my score.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jonathan Malau 1F » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Yes, same here. You are not alone.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Megan Singer 3D » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:17 pm

I definitely did worse on this one too, but I'm gonna try to stay positive until I get my score back. I also heard that there's a chance of extra credit at the end of the quarter, don't take my word for that though.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Ruochen Yang 3B » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 pm

Hi! I would say no worries! Just try your best and work hard on the following final exam. Still, you have easy points to get like the chem community participation points and weekly homework points. Also, if you are really stressed out, maybe try to talk to your TA and they will probably give you useful advice.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Helena Hu 3E » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:03 pm

I wouldn't want to worry about it too much. MT1 was really tough for me since it was my first ever college exam, and I didn't do as well as I had hoped. But, I let it go since there is nothing I can do about it now, and focused all of my energy on MT2, which I do feel better about. Hopefully this will help motivate you for the midterm!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Vivian Chang 3L » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:10 pm

I definitely felt like I did worse on MT2 than on MT1 :( I didn't feel as confident with my answers this time around but I'm hoping to make up for it by studying really hard for the final.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Akriti Ratti 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:12 pm

I feel the same way. This midterm was a bit harder for me because the content was mostly conceptual, but thankfully we still have time to earn more points!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Brian Bui 3H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:28 pm

Learn from your mistakes from this time around, and apply what you learned to the final! I definitely made some mistakes too, so all we can do is do as well as we can moving forward. Good luck!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Cooper_Geralds_3B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:39 pm

I also felt like the second midterm was a bit more challenging, not necessarily because of harder concepts but because for me it is hard to think through the number of problems we had in 50 minutes especially not being able to mark up a paper and do the process of elimination by crossing things out. I also think that it has been hard for me to grasp multiple-choice tests for chemistry without partial credit. I wonder if it would be possible to do an extra credit assignment that allows us to get points for our work as well as answers.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:06 pm

This is how I felt for Midterm 1.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jonathan3B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:53 pm

It sucks because I thought I did great, even better than the last midterm, but I checked my score today and... it was not a pretty sight to see.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Crystal Hsueh 2L » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:22 pm

I was definitely in a better mood before checking my score :,)

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Keeryth Sandhu 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:36 pm

Don't stress, there's plenty of points left to earn! Learn from your mistakes and study hard for the final, and I'm sure you'll be just fine!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby MinjooPark_3I » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:07 pm

I also felt the same way because I believe I'm better at solving rather than answering conceptual problems. I was also a bit worried that there were no partial points this time because nothing really involved solving. However, I don't think you need to worry too much as a 250/500(50%) is a passing grade! I think focusing on doing the sapling homework, posting consistently, and studying for the next big exam(final) will help you pass! You can do this. Stay motivated!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby AmyHo2K » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:26 pm

I feel the same way and it gets worse when I think about how badly it might drop my GPA. :(

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Chelsea_Guzman_3C » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:34 pm

I did not do as well as I anticipated, but I guess I have to do my very best on the final! There's still hope, hopefully.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:21 pm

I feel the same way- We just have to try our best and get as many points as we can!! Good luck!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Minh Nguyen 3A » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:30 pm

I did much worse than I thought, and honestly it feels like a gut punch considering how confident I felt after the exam. I know that I'll be able to pass the class, but in all honesty the amount that this class is going to kill my GPA isn't exactly exciting. Here's hoping we all ace this final, though!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Kiara Phillips 3L » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 pm

I understand exactly how you feel, the most troubling part is that I really practiced and studied for it too. Hopefully we all hit it out of the park on the final!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Lindsey_Su_3A » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:20 am

I can relate! I thought I was more prepared for this midterm than the last one, but I got 20% lower :( Good luck to everyone on the final!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby BoparaiAdeshsurjit2F » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:09 pm

Does anybody know the grading scheme. If 50% is needed to pass how much do you need to get an A?

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:10 pm

BoparaiAdeshsurjit2I wrote:Does anybody know the grading scheme. If 50% is needed to pass how much do you need to get an A?

Hello! So there are a total of 500 points and to get an A you can only miss 5 points. Hope this helps!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Brianna Chen 3F » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:55 pm

Eunice_Castro_1G wrote:
BoparaiAdeshsurjit2I wrote:Does anybody know the grading scheme. If 50% is needed to pass how much do you need to get an A?

Hello! So there are a total of 500 points and to get an A you can only miss 5 points. Hope this helps!


I believe you can only miss 35 points in total to receive an A (93%) in the class!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Brianne Conway 1D » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:51 pm

I did slightly better on this midterm than the last. When I was looking at my grade for the second midterm though, I realized that the grade shown in the Grades tab on CCLE was the number of points out of 110 rather than the percentage, meaning I actually did worse on both midterms than I initially thought. I'm still not doing too bad, but that was definitely a bummer. :/

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Mahika More 1H » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:06 pm

I ended up doing worse on this midterm but I guess I just gotta make up for it on the final :/. I'll take it as a learning curve. We all got this, just got to push through!!!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Jade Lastra 3B » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:33 pm

I 100% feel the same way, and am just trying to get as many possible points to try and pass. If it helps the community post and homework do a lot of work to help me pass. Also don't feel to bad if you have to re-take the class, it's a lot more normal in college than it is in high school.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby tholz11 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 pm

Yea what a mood. I was hoping for a high B/low A in the class and after the second midterm that is not feeling probable. I'm glad at least we can get a passing grade with 50%.

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Kyla Villarama 1E » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:44 pm

Yeah I made so many simple errors taking the second midterm :/ It makes me feel a lot better knowing that we will have a passing grade as long as we have half of the total points for the quarter though! Good luck to everyone studying for finals!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Darren1j » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:14 pm

Wish me luck guys, I'm planning on being at a session everyday this week. After this midterm, I am confident in myself but know that I made plenty of easy mistakes. I have faith in all of you!

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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby David Facio 1K » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:21 pm

I definitely agree that this class can be difficult at times, but thankfully we are under the tutelage of an amazing professor and assistant teaching staff. I know I performed horribly on the first midterm, but did better on the second. No one said this class was easy, but with the proper amount of study time and practice problems, I'm sure we'll make the mark for passing this class! As cheesy as it sounds, always try your best! One test does not define your entire grade! WE ALL GOT THIS!

Emily Jacobo 1C
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Emily Jacobo 1C » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:22 pm

All I can say is don't get discouraged, I didn't do so well with the first midterm but I worked hard and did better on the second. Also remember you only need 250/500 points to pass the class!

Charisma Arreola 2F
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Charisma Arreola 2F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:09 pm

Hi! I also got a much, much lower score on this midterm compared to midterm 1. I recommend not overstressing, and instead focus on what you can do like studying for the final. A 50% is needed to pass, which is 250/500 points total for this class. Try to set a realistic goal for the final and keep pushing!

Brian Acevedo 3H
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Brian Acevedo 3H » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:52 pm

As someone who performed poorly on midterm 2 especially in comparison to midterm 1, I totally understand the concerns associated with a less than ideal midterm performance. However, speaking also as someone who has recovered from some fairly worrying preliminary grades in the past, know that it is still very much possible to do well in the course overall. Thankfully, most professors choose to weight grades more heavily towards later in the quarter so a good grade on the final exam could significantly boost your grade.

Aliya 1H
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Aliya 1H » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:11 pm

Everyone,

You must hear this:

"Oh, her/his/their eyes, her/his/their eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shinin'
Her/his/their hair, her/his/their hair
Falls perfectly without her/him/them trying
She's/He's/They're so beautiful and I tell her/him/them everyday
Yeah, I know, I know
When I compliment her/him/them she/he/they won't believe me
And it's so, it's so
Sad to think that she/he/they don't see what I see
But every time she/he/they asks me, "Do I look okay?"
I say
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl/boy/them you're amazing
Just the way you are
Yeah
Her/his/their lips, her/his/their lips,
I could kiss them all day if she'd/he'd/they'd let me
Her/his/their laugh, her/his/their laugh
She/he/they hates but I think it's so sexy
She's/he's/they're so beautiful, and I tell her/him/them everyday
Oh, you know, you know
You know I'd never ask you to change
If perfect's what you're searching for then just stay the same
So don't even bother asking if you look okay
You know I'll say
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, girl/boy/them, you're amazing
Just the way you are
The way you are
The way you are
Girl/boy/them, you're amazing
Just the way you are
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, girl/boy/them, you're amazing
Just the way you are
Yeah"
-Bruno Mars, 2010 (edits by Aliya van Aardenne, 2020)

Logan Wiedemann 3J
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Logan Wiedemann 3J » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:16 pm

I needed to hear that Bruno song ^^^^ but I totally understand!! We've got thisss. We will pass, we will pass, we will pass.

Adrienne Yuh 2B
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Adrienne Yuh 2B » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:13 pm

Don't worry! There's plenty of homework and chem community opportunities left as well as a final. Since we only need a 50% to pass, I'm sure you'll do fine and work hard on the final!

jadensteplight_2F
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby jadensteplight_2F » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:09 am

You are totally not alone. The second midterm definitely felt like a gut punch compared to how well I did on the first one, but just know it's just one test. My first quarter last year, I would get really stuck on and bummed out over not doing as well as I had hoped. Just know that it will all work out in the end. It is just one test in one class out of many in your academic career. Think of it as something to learn from and move forward. YOU GOT THIS!

Khushi_Gupta_1A
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Khushi_Gupta_1A » Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:14 am

I did much better on the second midterm than I did on the first and that could be because I changed my study habits slightly.
I found that explaining each step of solving a particular problem made sure I actually understood the concept.
Think about do practice problems like you're teaching someone how to do them. When you have to explain why you used a particular equation over another or what assumptions you have made to use that equation you'll be able to figure out what you struggle with and then you can go back to that lecture or read the textbook to clarify any concepts you didn't understand.

Nancy Yao
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Nancy Yao » Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:39 am

Here is a person who did not post anything on chemistry community until week 9 and is also worried about passing the course :(

Uyenvy Nguyen 1D
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Uyenvy Nguyen 1D » Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:41 am

Midterm 2 was a bit more difficult for me compared to the first one we took. It does make me nervous thinking about my final grade as well, but it's important to not let past exams discourage us from putting in our best effort when it's time for finals!

idella 1D
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby idella 1D » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:45 pm

I'm really worried because I did significantly worse on my second midterm compared to my first (and I was complaining about it)

I mean, I am able to pass but back then I was worried about not getting an A- but now I'm worried I might not get a B. I just feel so upset because I went over my midterm with my TA and saw how many silly mistakes I made (which if feel if there was partial credit, it could have been better, but there's nothing I can do). Im just going to study really hard the next week but I'm just... :(

505612629
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby 505612629 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:01 pm

I'm relieved with everyone's encouragement especially with my grades on the midterm 2 and finding the 50 is a pass. thank you for the bruno mars song!! needed her! ;(

Laura 3l
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Laura 3l » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:59 pm

magalysantos_1F wrote:After taking the second midterm, I just realized how many mistakes I made and how probable it is that I am not going to pass it haha. While there are students worried about getting an A-, I am worried about getting a passing grade haha. For those of us who have taken it, how are you feeling?


I feel you! I'm super nervous for the final but I'm also trying to stay positive. We got this though!! I highly recommend attending as many UA Sessions and Review Sessions.

Michelle Nguyen 3F
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Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

Postby Michelle Nguyen 3F » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:39 am

Honestly, I feel relieved but at the same time, the fact that I know I could've done better just still there and it kind of makes me feel :/ However, I am still overall pretty happy with how I'm doing overall. :) Hey, you got this! There's a lot of resources there to help out, but also remember to take care of yourself!


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