Final Exam Tips

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Final Exam Tips

Postby NayeliPlayas_1L » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:51 pm

Does anyone have any tips on how to study for the final? I'm having a bit of trouble trying to learn the new material and review the old material and I was wondering if anyone has any helpful tips. Thank you :)

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Q Scarborough 1b » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:03 pm

I feel the same way. Personally, I like going back through the old sapling homework because they give detailed solutions and how to solve them. I also think the textbook problems are a great way to practice and make sure you understand the concepts.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Akriti Ratti 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:07 pm

I've found that solving practice problems helps me the most, so I have been looking over all the Sapling assignments.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Minh-Thy Vo 3D » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:10 pm

I found that the UA sessions are super helpful because some of them use old test examples. Also the textbook is pretty good too.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Brian Bui 3H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:33 pm

Sapling HW, all the textbook problems in the outlines, and UA worksheets are all great practice as many times, homework problems will be on exams! Also going over notes and such to refresh concepts is helpful. Hope this helps!

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby JonathanSung_2G » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:52 pm

I am going to go through Sapling, textbook problems, and UA worksheets. I personally wouldn't go through too much in one day, spread it out! I like to dedicate a few days to do the textbook problems, the sapling problems, and worksheets. My main focus is typically the textbook since it provides a wide variety of problems.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 pm

Textbook problems, UA sessions have been a great help.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Leyna Tran 2D » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:33 pm

I personally find the UA sessions most helpful because they give us problems similar to those on their past tests. I also go through the textbook problems and sapling homework. For me, practicing a bunch of problems is most beneficial.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Jonathan3B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:46 pm

The UA sessions are very helpful, but also I would advise against cramming. Start studying a long time before the exam to avoid time being an issue. BTW Hannah Chew's step up sessions on Tuesdays are extremely helpful.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Lindsey_Su_3A » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:24 am

I feel like I have the most trouble with the conceptual questions. Does anyone have a good way of understanding the qualitative information?

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby AHUNT_1A » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:47 am

Using this as a reference as I begin to study for the final. All answers seem to be extremely informative.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Ava Nickman » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:37 am

Im reviewing all the homework problems and the module quizzes

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Wil Chai 3D » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:40 am

Lindsey Su 3E wrote:I feel like I have the most trouble with the conceptual questions. Does anyone have a good way of understanding the qualitative information?


For conceptual things, I find that re-writing my notes is a good way to revisit topics and get a better understanding of them. Similar to this, I like writing out explanations of concepts after reviewing. So as a 'prompt' I might tell myself to explain hybridization, and then write out my explanation. Even if it seems like a lot of work, it really helps me get a solid understanding of concepts and think of questions I might not have had before. Hope this helps!

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Sophia Wendin 3L » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:55 am

I find the textbook problems super helpful, but before I start a section I like to look through the textbook and my notes and write down some of the key concepts for that topic. Once I'm done, I check my answers and figure out what topics I struggle with and need to focus on the most.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby BKoh_2E » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:13 am

Definitely try to go to the UA sessions if you can. They're super helpful.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby SainehaMaddineni_3I » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:42 pm

I tend to review my notes I wrote again and then watch Organic Chemistry Tutor videos on topics I need more insight on. For the final exam, I'm focusing on understanding the new material first. Then, I'm going through my notes from previous units. After reviewing all my notes, I also redo the Textbook outline problems(especially the more difficult/longer ones). The UA worksheets also help since they use some past exam questions!

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby JaesalSoma1E » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:43 pm

I'm going to go over the textbook problems, reread the text, and look at old UA worksheets.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Vanessa Perez » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:19 pm

I tend to do all the practice problems assigned and then try to explain answers from sapling. I like to read the book to understand topics conceptually

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Mary Gallo 1G » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:23 pm

I think I am going to review textbook and Sapling homework problems to review for the final. I also want to attend more UA sessions.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:47 pm

Hi! I like to go over my notes and just do the problems from the textbook.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Nathan Chu 3H » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:07 pm

Since we are still learning new material, I try to balance studying past topics and doing the assigned work for each week. I space out my studying so I don't feel overwhelmed and do past textbook problems to review.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm

These ideas for studying for the final are all super helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:00 am

I'm probably going to go over Sapling problems and review some textbook problems that I don't feel completely comfortable with. These tips are all super helpful!

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Angel More » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:27 am

I am going to redo the textbook problems since he pulls his questions from there. I am also going to read through the sapling questions and answers. I also have heard that the UAs give out practice exams and they might be giving out practice final exams.

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Re: Final Exam Tips

Postby Claire_Kim_2F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:44 pm

I usually try to go to the ua sessions throughout the week and most importantly the ones before the final/midterm because they do review and hopefully lavelle does an official review session for the final.


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