Studying for Final Exam

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Studying for Final Exam

Postby Hayden Lee 1C » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:41 pm

Hi there,

Out of curiosity, how will you be studying for this final exam? What methods/strategies do you use when studying for the chem final? I study a lot but I often lack organization and efficiency when doing so. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Brandon Pham 1H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:42 pm

I recommend doing practice problems from the book (redoing ones you weren't 100% confident with, making sure you're familiar with the steps to solve and the concepts behind them).
Also, brushing up on topics that you felt weak with through YouTube videos has helped me a lot. (The Organic Chemistry Tutor is my savior)

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Micaela Estavillo » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:43 pm

I find doing practice problems in the textbook and going over practive exams the most effective and helpful!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jazlyn Romero 1I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:48 pm

Hello there! For the final I will be completing the textbook practice problems and watching YouTube videos to review the concepts I need help with. I will also be attending as much UA sessions/workshops as I can. In Dr. Lavelle's recent email he mentioned that he is preparing over 30 hours of review sessions for week 10, so I'm definitely going to try my best to attend as many as I can, since they will most likely be reviewing topics from the very beginning!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Winzel Payumo 1B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:56 pm

I'll be doing the rest of the textbook problems assigned to us to practice for the new topics, then I'll reread my notes and redo some of the problems I struggled with before! I will also try to attend as many workshops as possible and will definitely attend the review sessions that Dr. Lavelle is going to hold during week 10.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:58 pm

Hi! The UA workshops have really been helpful with explaining the topics that I find confusing, so I like to attend as many as I can. Furthermore, I also plan on reviewing all of the textbook problems, while also reviewing all of my notes and watching the Organic Chemistry Tutor for a better understanding. Good luck on your studies!!!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby jasmineculilap_3F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:04 pm

I'm going to solve the textbook problems assigned to us, and I'm probably going to attend some workshops as well throughout weeks 9 and 10 to avoid cramming.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jade_Tai_2L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:07 pm

Redoing book problems! Also maybe doing some of the UA worksheets, since everyone also really likes those problems as well.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:41 pm

Hi! Will there be UA sessions to review previous content (content from MT1 and MT2) to help review for the final? Or will the UA sessions continue to review new content up until the final?

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby LaurenChoi_1J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:48 pm

I will be attending UA sessions and doing textbook problems to study for the final!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:52 pm

I’m redoing all of the textbook problems and completing the ones assigned to us in our outlines. I’m also attending UA workshops to practice with their worksheets.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Nicole Attiq 3D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:55 pm

I would 100% start taking notes on the book. For me, it is the best way to comprehend the concepts because I'm a more visual learner. Another thing that's helped me a lot is making a study guide from the outline a couple days before the exam. It's the best way to refresh the info you got from the book. And as other people have said, book problems always help!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Arti_Patel_3H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:05 pm

Like other people have said, I will be doing some more book problems and going over my notes on all the material. I'm also going to as many UA sessions as I can.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jade Lastra 3B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:06 pm

I like to watch videos on youtube that give examples as well as look over the textbook problems. There's also quizlet flash cards that help with review.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby almost_ethan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:04 pm

Look for existing Quizlets! Since this class has been around for a bit, it more than likely has a few pre-made review flashcard sets. Also, I will be reviewing the hw and text-book questions--and watching YouTube vids for topics that I struggle with.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby 805377003 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:06 pm

A week before I am going to start reviewing the old material and then slowly work my way to the new material by doing the practice problems.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Aliya Roserie 3I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 pm

I study by watching YouTube videos of each topic with a practice problem which are really helpful!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jessica Hu 3L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:09 pm

Most likely just textbook problems and UA sessions again.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Rayna Irving 2C » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:12 pm

I'm definitely going to try to look through the book again as well as redoing the practice problems because some questions always seem to pop up on the test. I also am going to try to go to as many step up and review sessions as I can so I can get a stronger understanding of the material. I would also recommend looking at YouTube videos of topics you may not understand as well so you can gain a different perspective on the material.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Sarah Hernandez 1F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Besides doing the textbook problems, I've heard reading the textbook is super helpful because it goes really in-depth on the information so I'm going to be trying that

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Nathaly Cruz 2D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:17 pm

I think UA sessions help a lot!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby StephanieGrigorian2J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:19 pm

I'm going to re-do all the practice problems and go through my textbook notes again as well as look at the Sapling problems. I'll also be attending some of the review sessions during some step-up sessions in addition to looking at lectures for further clarification.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:29 pm

Hi! I'll definitely be reviewing the modules from the beginning of the quarter and looking over my notes from lecture. As everyone else has been saying, I'll also go over textbook problems from each section. I think I'll try to do at least a few questions from each outline!! Speaking of which, the outline will probably be very helpful as a guide for the final as well. Best of luck!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Michelle Magana 2B » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:39 pm

I find the audio visual pre and post surveys to be very helpful!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby vanessanguyen3I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:43 pm

My biggest tip is: Do ALL the textbook problems and make sure understand all of them!!! There were SO many on the last midterm!! the textbook problems I find can be a little bit more difficult than the problems on the tests/examples he shows in class, so if you understand how to do them then you definitely understand the concept

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Irene Nguyen 2J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:02 pm

I admittingly crammed for a lot of the midterms before, and I found doing all textbook problems helped me a lot! If you are confused about a concept itself, do the example problems in the textbook before you do the questions at the end of each topic. The sapling questions haven't helped me much, but they're still a good visualizer for the lewis structures and certain conceptual questions.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Jack Kettering 3D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:04 pm

I like going over the problems we have been doing on Sapling because I find that they are similar in difficulty to the questions we've seen on the first two exams. I also suggest going over notes as well as textbook problems.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Charisma Arreola 2F » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Honestly I did not do so well on midterm 2 compared to midterm 1, so I will be reviewing those topics twice as much as the topics from midterm 1. I say strengthen what you already know, but create flash cards and do practice problems for topics that are a little more troubling. Also, there are a lot of great videos online that break down our topics even more.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Callan Howard » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:08 pm

I like going over the Sapling problems, and looking at the explanations for the solutions so you get the full picture of the process of solving that problem. It’s a great way to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby SophiaJenny3I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:10 pm

I'll make sure I get through all the textbook problems for this unit, and then go back and review all the Sapling homework for a good outline of problems. I'll also go back and do most of the textbook problems from previous units if I can, and go through workshop problems.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Samantha Pedersen 2K » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:21 pm

In addition to redoing the textbook problems and reviewing UA worksheets, I'm planning to make flashcards from my notes to test myself on the conceptual information. Testing myself helps me identify the topics I'm not as confident about so I know to study those more. I'm also planning to go through the learning objectives listed under the Outlines on Dr. Lavelle's website to make sure I'm studying everything we're expected to know. Best of luck on the final! :)

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby vuongnaomi1L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:23 pm

I find that going over the outline questions and attending as many workshops as I can are very helpful! For older material I was planning to review the modules on the professor's website.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:21 pm

Attending as many live sessions as I can and Talking to my TA about problems I missed on my miderms

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:23 pm

UA session, textbook question and sapling question have been really helpful.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Maryeli Garay 2H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:30 pm

I would say textbook problems and UA sessions are the most helpful!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Mackenzie Van Val 3E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:18 am

Hi! I also tend to lack organization while studying, so I'm going to attend lots of review sessions for this final so that the studying is structured for me! I also plan on completing all the textbook questions before the final, which is a lot of work, but has proven to be worth it on the two midterms. I think it's super important to take breaks and reward yourself while studying. Don't forget to drink water and keep yourself fueled as you work so that your brain can function at its best!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby cadytran1K » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:19 am

I'm going to be going through the textbook problems and also attending the UA zoom sessions, as doing that has worked best so far in improving my grade.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Meredith2E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:43 am

Definitely going to do the textbooks problems since they seem to help me master the concepts more than the sapling hw. But Lavelle has a bunch of review sessions planned which I highly appreciate and will most likely be attending. Besides that, I'm just trying to go over anything and kind of have it nailed down. (Lowkey taking notes and writing down everybody's studying tips because I feel like I suck at studying on my own lol)

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby abby hyman » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:45 am

I am starting by doing 10 problems from each section on the outlines and then checking them and the sections where I struggled I will go back and re-read the textbook section and try more problems.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Kelly Ha 1K » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:58 am

Doing practice problems from the textbook (especially the ones specified in the outlines) and attending UA sessions has been the most helpful for me. I would also recommend going to the review sessions throughout this week on the topics you may be struggling in!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:36 pm

I'm going to do a lot of textbook problems and focus on where I struggle the most. I'll also definitely try to attend as many review sessions as possible that are offered by the TAs this week!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Sreeram Kurada 3H » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:40 pm

I would recommend doing the practice problems in the TB, UA worksheets, and going to the UA review sessions for the topics that you are still confused about.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Racquel Fox 2I » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:45 pm

I'm going to go over textbook problems on the unit outlines, starting with newer material and working backward. I'm also definitely going to review sessions with UAs this week. If it helps you, try and make a schedule to plan out how you will be studying each day for the final. It makes your studying more organized and can help you measure your progress/feel like you're getting somewhere :)

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Emma Chang 1G » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:54 pm

I'm going to try to review all the textbook questions we've done throughout the quarter to get more practice. I'll probably go through the outlines and make sure I understand the bullet points, and then I'll read through my textbook and lecture notes to hopefully refresh the material. I'm planning on going to one review session per topic, but if I can't I'll go to the ones that cover the material I struggled with a little more!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Emilie_Paltrinieri_1K » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:51 pm

I would recommend first going over your notes, highlighting the most important concepts and formula. After you have reviewed the material, I would recommend doing as much practice problems as possible. You can do the problems assigned in the textbook as Dr. Lavelle has said that some of them may be in the final exam.
If some concepts are not clear to you, or you can't memorize them, try watching youtube videos as they will give you a different view/explanation that could work for you.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Ryan_Kien_1L » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:30 pm

Something I definitely plan on doing is attending Lavelle's Chem Review on Wednesday and Friday since he'll be going over last year's exam there.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Francesca_Borchardt_2D » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:30 pm

All of the above tips were super helpful.

For me, I am going to review my notes and do textbook problems I have had trouble with. Also, I am going to rewatch some lectures including topics I am unsure of.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Mahika More 1H » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:35 pm

All of these tips seem really helpful. I will slowly but surely do all the textbook problems that I can and write summaries of the units we have gone through! My main strategy is just practice, practice, practice!!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Anna Martin 2l » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:37 pm

I am definitely going to take advantage of all the review sessions these week as well as Professor Lavelle's review session. I think it is super helpful to do practice problems with other students and be able to ask the UA's questions while doing so!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Isabelle Hales 1J » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:40 pm

Hi. Thanks everyone for all of their tips. I find it really helpful to go over the sapling hw questions and check for concepts that I do not understand as well. The textbook problems are also quite helpful with checking my understanding. I have also been talking through some concepts with other students because I find it really helpful to determine my own understanding by trying to teach the material to someone else. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Zainab Jamali 1H » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:49 pm

Anna Martin 2l wrote:I am definitely going to take advantage of all the review sessions these week as well as Professor Lavelle's review session. I think it is super helpful to do practice problems with other students and be able to ask the UA's questions while doing so!


Agreed! Also, hearing the answers to other students' questions during the review sessions helps me a lot

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Irene Nguyen 2J » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:19 pm

Most of my studying will be doing textbook problems listed in the outlines! Judging from the two midterms, you can probably expect questions on the finals to be extremely similar to the textbook. The review sessions happening this week will be really helpful towards reviewing old topics.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby 905409193 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:48 pm

I'm going to do most of my studying by practicing textbook problems. The one thing I will suggest is to not overwork yourself! As hard as it may seem to do because our grades are on the line, it's important to take breaks. Stay safe everyone.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Lizbeth Garcia 1F » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:50 pm

I will mostly work on the textbook problems. I'm also reviewing things that I need memorized for the test and I'm planning to go to discussion sections week 10

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Helena Xu 1I » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:54 pm

I reviewed my notes and all of the textbook problems that were listed to prepare for the midterms, so I will be continuing to do that to study for finals! I will also be attending review sessions to make sure that I fully understand each topic.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Caelin Brenninkmeijer 1G » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:55 pm

Definitely reviewing the textbook problems! Also going over the bullet points in the outlines Dr. Lavelle provided so you know exactly what content is covered. The week 10 review sessions should be super helpful as well!

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Sukhkiran Kaur 3I » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:02 pm

I usually go through the lectures again, redo the homework problems, and then finish with the textbook problems.

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Re: Studying for Final Exam

Postby Margia Adriano 2A » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi! I'm going to be studying by rewriting/organizing my notes! I don't know if this works for everybody, but for me, restructuring my notes and going over them again is really helpful for me. I also am re-watching all of the lectures again just to make sure I didn't miss any little details that might be important (I'm re-watching them at two times speed). I think most people are redoing practice problems, so that should also be helpful!


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