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Participation Points

Postby Abril Guanes 3D » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:25 pm

Is there any way to check to see if you're getting your participation points through Chemistry Community? I tend to post 5-7 times a week, but I'm not sure if all my posts are "valid" posts to get points and was wondering if there was any way to find out? Thanks!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:33 pm

Just click on your name and you have the answer. :-)

I did, and you have 24 posts.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Abril Guanes 3D » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:32 pm

Awesome! Thanks :D

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:42 pm

Abril Guanes 3D wrote:Awesome! Thanks :D


Dr. DJ LL to the rescue.

Now you have 25 posts. :-)

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Gerardo Ortega 2A » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:37 pm

To add to this question, if we post more than 5 times in a week, will the extra posts count for points as well or is it limited to 5 points per week?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:47 pm

5 points per week.

But many students are posting way more because they get assistance or like to assist others.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Gerardo Ortega 2A » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:07 pm

Awesome, thank you for clarifying!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Megan Hulsy 1D » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:39 pm

Thanks for this clarification, I was actually wondering the same.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Can Yilgor 1D » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:15 am

If we post less than five times in a week, can we make up for it by posting more the following week?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Constance Newell » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:55 am

I'm sorry but where on our name are we supposed to click? I keep clicking on my name under the post and it just highlights text

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Nandhini 1J » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:49 am

You can also click on your posts under quick links to see all the posts/replies you have made.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby John Pham 2B » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:49 am

Can Yilgor 1D wrote:If we post less than five times in a week, can we make up for it by posting more the following week?


I don't think that posts can carry over or be used for the previous week.
I'm pretty sure that you can only get a maximum of 5 points per week

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Laura 3J » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:27 am

I also keep clicking on my name to view my points but it is not showing. Where do we click again to view our points?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby clairehathaway 3L » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:37 am

Laura 3J wrote:I also keep clicking on my name to view my points but it is not showing. Where do we click again to view our points?


If I understand correctly you can get up to five points a week by posting on chemistry community so if you click on the number of posts under your name you will be able to see every post you made and the day you posted it. From that you can determine how many posts you posted per week and count your points. Hope that makes sense!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Abril Guanes 3D » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Laura 3J wrote:I also keep clicking on my name to view my points but it is not showing. Where do we click again to view our points?


Hi! I think it's not directly on your name by right next to your name, on the left there is like a little paper followed by "by (insert name)". I think that means "Posts by _____" If you click on the little paper icon by your name, it should also give you the number of posts to the far right of your screen.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Mary Gallo 1L » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:59 pm

Laura 3J wrote:I also keep clicking on my name to view my points but it is not showing. Where do we click again to view our points?


If you click on "Quick links" at the top right of the page you can select "Your posts" from the drop down menu. This will take you to a page that shows all of the topics you've made a post on. At the top right of this page there should be something that says "Search found X matches" where X is the total amount of posts you have made. Hope this helps!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby LexyDenaburg_3A » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:44 pm

Thank you for this clarification!! I was wondering the same thing. Just to be sure, any post counts as points for that week correct?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Megan ODonnell 1K » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:47 pm

Thank you for the info!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby SophiaJenny1J » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm

Hi! On this general note, do the five posts per week get tallied up on Sunday nights or Friday nights of each week? Thanks!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Hannah Chang 3E » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:31 pm

Sunday nights.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Yashvi Reddy 3A » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:47 am

I second the above reply! The Chemistry Community Points are due Sunday nights. And thank you to all who clarified the participation point system!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby BoparaiAdeshsurjit2I » Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:43 pm

If I post 7 posts one week and only 3 the other week will I get full points like is there carry over for the weeks?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby idella 1F » Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:44 pm

So posting on chem community at a min of five times a week, every week for the next quarter is our participation right? will we be doing this for chem 14b as well?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Can Yilgor 1D » Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:30 pm

Yes, we earn our participation points for CHEM 14A by posting on Chemistry Community, but I am not sure if it is the same format for CHEM 14B.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby AntonioZarich2E » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:33 pm

Is it strictly 5 posts per week in terms of the participation points or is it a total of 50 at the end of the quarter?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jessie Hsu 2A » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:46 pm

BoparaiAdeshsurjit2I wrote:If I post 7 posts one week and only 3 the other week will I get full points like is there carry over for the weeks?

AntonioZarich2E wrote:Is it strictly 5 posts per week in terms of the participation points or is it a total of 50 at the end of the quarter?


It is strictly a maximum of 5 points per week, so if you make less than 5 posts one week you wouldn't be able to make it up.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Javier Perez M 2J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:47 am

By what day do we have to post every week?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Kaili Valenzuela 3B » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:52 am

Javier Perez M 2J wrote:By what day do we have to post every week?

The last day to post per week is Sunday

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Lakshmi Davuluri 3K » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:41 pm

Javier Perez M 2J wrote:By what day do we have to post every week?

Sunday by midnight

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Re: Participation Points

Postby 505612629 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:56 pm

SophiaJenny1J wrote:Hi! On this general note, do the five posts per week get tallied up on Sunday nights or Friday nights of each week? Thanks!

Sunday nights

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:38 pm

Thank you to all who clarified this! - Was also wondering how to check, so super helpful!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jeremy Wei 2K » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:55 pm

I was also wondering the same, thanks for clarifying!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Blake Ballew 1E » Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:58 pm

Does anyone know when the participation points go in the grade book?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Blake Ballew 1E » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:00 pm

Also how many posts are we supposed to have as of right now (the end of week four)?

Can Yilgor 1D
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Re: Participation Points

Postby Can Yilgor 1D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:25 pm

Since we could earn maximum of 5 points per week, in order to get the full participation points, you should have at least 20 posts by the end of week 4.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Ava_Basileo_2J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:31 pm

Do you still get credit for your posts regardless of whether your answering a chemistry specific question or a more general administrative question?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Mrudula Akkinepally » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:34 pm

Do we get points for every post we make? Because people are saying to just look under yours posts to see our participation points.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Claudia_Danysh_2C » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:08 pm

I think we do get points for every post we make. I don't think we can actually see how many points we have but ya I think if you only submitted three posts instead of 5 you would get partial credit but I'm not sure.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jamie2002 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:00 pm

You can click on Quick Links on the upper left hand corner, which will take you to "Your Posts". You can see all the posts you made and make sure you posted 5 times this week.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Joseph Hsing 3H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:06 pm

Could someone clarify if we do 5 posts per week in terms of the participation points or a total of 50 at the end of the quarter?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Lillian » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:16 pm

Do you know when the participation points are recorded? Are they just at midnight on Sunday?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby lauren_tran_3J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:16 pm

What is the day/time in PST when participation is counted? Thank you!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby MichaelMendozaD1F » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:29 pm

How are the points recorded?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jacob Schwarz » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:30 pm

Do the points get calculated weekly or once at the end of the quarter?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby 305614361 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:38 pm

I believe you can see your points wherever you can view your grades

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Re: Participation Points

Postby 305614361 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:38 pm

I believe you can see your points wherever you can view your grades

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Chinmayi Mutyala 3I » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:55 pm

Any post or reply counts for participation points. You can click on your name to see how many posts you did and the day they were posted.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:57 pm

thank you for clarifying

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Re: Participation Points

Postby alebenavides » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:40 pm

if we make more than 5 posts will they roll over to next week ?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Leyna Tran 2D » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:06 pm

alebenavides wrote:if we make more than 5 posts will they roll over to next week ?


From what I have heard, I do not think that they will roll over. But I am not 100% sure about this, so if anyone knows I would also like to confirm if it does roll over or not!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jagveer 2L » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:29 pm

lauren_tran_3J wrote:What is the day/time in PST when participation is counted? Thank you!

Participation is counted on Sunday at 11:59 pm PST.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Ximeng Guo 2C » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:10 pm

Thanks for clarification!

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Mauricio Maravilla 3C » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:32 pm

I have been looking around trying to figure out how to get points for this website and nobody has given me a helpful answer. I tried asking my TA but I didn't really get an answer, I sent a message via this website 2-3 weeks ago but got no response. It is currently week 5 so I guess my grade is absolutely ruined. I've been trying to find Dr. Lavelle's email but I guess i can only send messages via this site so I don't really know what to do. Is there a way to recover the points I missed out on because I had asked early on about this website and never received an answer. Thanks

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jiwon_Chae_3J » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:47 pm

Mauricio Maravilla 3C wrote:I have been looking around trying to figure out how to get points for this website and nobody has given me a helpful answer. I tried asking my TA but I didn't really get an answer, I sent a message via this website 2-3 weeks ago but got no response. It is currently week 5 so I guess my grade is absolutely ruined. I've been trying to find Dr. Lavelle's email but I guess i can only send messages via this site so I don't really know what to do. Is there a way to recover the points I missed out on because I had asked early on about this website and never received an answer. Thanks


I think that simply posting in this forum, helping others with questions, and asking questions yourself should be sufficient for participation points. You can earn 5 per week if I remember correctly.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3A » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:34 pm

You can also check your progress via MyUCLA. I saw today that I have 20/50 points which is what I should have since i posted 5 times a week for 4 weeks. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Ruochen Yang 3B » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:01 pm

I thought it was 50 posts at the end of the quarter! Do we have ways to make up?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Jack_Pearce_2F » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:02 pm

you can post or reply to get participation points right?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Nina Ellefsen 1A » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:03 pm

I'm not sure if this question got answered earlier in the thread, but do posts have to be strictly chem related (like asking or answering a lecture question) to earn points, or would a post like this one count towards the weekly total?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby David He » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:23 pm

Just want to be sure, do we have to post five posts each week, or it would be fine as long as we have 50 posts at the end of the quarter?

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Re: Participation Points

Postby SainehaMaddineni_2D » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:29 pm

Nina Ellefsen 1A wrote:I'm not sure if this question got answered earlier in the thread, but do posts have to be strictly chem related (like asking or answering a lecture question) to earn points, or would a post like this one count towards the weekly total?

Since it's participation points, I don't think it has to be strictly regarding chemistry material. This post is an example of something that could count.

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Re: Participation Points

Postby LeanneBagood_2E » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:41 pm

Ruochen Yang 3B wrote:I thought it was 50 posts at the end of the quarter! Do we have ways to make up?


This is what I thought so too because, according to an upperclassman that took Chem 14A with Lavelle in the past, as long as you have the required number of posts by the end of the quarter we should get full credit. I have also looked at my grade on MyUCLA for this class and it seems to be graded simply by the total number of posts rather than on a week-by-week basis (like there's only one place stating our Chemistry Community grade vs one grade each week for it).
5 posts per week could simply be a recommendation to keep ourselves on track/accountable and not stress ourselves out at the end of the quarter to somehow make all 50 posts in a short period of time or something.

Honestly though, I'm not too sure.

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Re: Participation Points  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:12 pm

From the Syllabus:
"Chemistry Community Weekly Online Discussion (5 pts per week)"

See https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... SYLL_1.pdf

From Weekly Online Discussion:
"Any course related post counts as 1pt, up to a maximum of 5 pts per week. Weekly Online Discussion (5 pts per week)"

See https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... ussion.pdf

And posted in multiple places as well as multiple email: "5 posts per week"

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Re: Participation Points

Postby Brianne Conway 1H » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:13 pm

I was wondering this too and couldn't figure out where I'm supposed to click on my name, but I noticed that if you look at one of your posts, on the right hand side it says how many posts you've made, so as long as you have 5 posts per week you should get full credit.


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