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Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:01 am
by 305339018
Hello I wanted to know if there will be any study tips you guys have that I could use for the final? Thank you very much.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:51 am
by Callum Guo 1H
Probably go over your midterm, go over homework problems, and examples Lavelle emphasized in class.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:21 am
by DMuth_1J
He seems to like putting all of the exceptions on the assessments. I will be looking at a lot of the rules that must be followed when calculating / carrying out certain processes, but more emphatic on the things that don't follow the rules (which will probably also cause me to better know what the rules are).

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:45 pm
by Eileen Si 1G
The UA's are also going to be holding another Final Review Session this Friday night. They posted a practice final under the name "Marshmallow" that should mimic the sort of problems that will be on the final.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:03 pm
by Mallika Chimpiri 3K
I would definitely take advantage of the review material and session provided by the Undergraduate and Teaching assistants!

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 pm
by AryaG_4C
I think a good way would be to go through all concepts and then homework problems that may seem hard/tricky and review sheets that will be provided.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm
by Mandeep Garcha 2H
I would recommend going over the notes, completing the homework problems, reviewing past tests (including the midterm), and attending the review sessions that professor has setup.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:30 pm
by Sunia Akaveka 4I
I'd say definitely go over the midterm solutions (especially problems you got marked off), this will give you an idea of what test concepts you didn't quite understand! Also, you should study the concepts we didn't cover in the midterm, because I lowkey feel like Dr. Lavelle is the type of professor to put new content on the final that he might excluded in the midterm (AHEM, Heisenberg Uncertainty). If you need help with the content covered on the midterm or before, do the assigned homework problems in the Outlines and watch YouTube videos! For more conceptual questions and a similar testing simulation, there are also the activities on SaplingLearning Plus.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:38 pm
by Claire Grover 3G
I would say to watch Youtube videos if you're confused about general concepts and to do the UA problem set.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm
by Leila_4G
Thank you guys for all of these tips! I wonder if also reading the book will help!

Re: Final tips

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:47 pm
by Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
Reading the textbook does help clear up/solidify concepts that we have learned!

Re: Final tips

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:49 pm
by 705198479
Practice problems, review sessions, and having study groups

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:23 am
by LeAirraBullingor2k
Do homework problems, make flashcards for the common ligand names, and try to do UA session worksheets

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:29 am
by Nohemi Garcia 1L
Working with others is always beneficial, since one person does not have the same information as another person, and overall helps with encouragement and support.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:31 am
by Jamie Hwang 2F
Spend your time carefully. I would spend more of my time on acids and bases than fundamentals and little stuff like that.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:14 am
by Patricia Cardenas
I would say to try to go as many peer learning sessions as you can, that'll help you understand new material better.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:49 am
by Ashley Kim 3F
I think that as it gets closer to the final, it is best to review the topics that you know you are weakest at and really try to understand the concepts at play.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:22 pm
by emaad_3H
Go through the past exams that we have had. Understand all your mistakes from the midterm and tests.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:27 pm
by san_2F
I think what helped me most for the final was doing all the textbook problems and readings as well as really understanding the lecture notes.

Re: Final tips

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:35 pm
by SimranSangha4I
I know it's fairly late for this advice now but I think that one of the best ways to study would have been by doing as many homework problems as possible from the many sections, reading the text book, and looking over the past tests that we have been given!