Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

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Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

Postby 504267465 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:49 pm

Any suggestions? There's so many options: Going over the previous midterms, rereading the book, going back over homework problems, studying the quizzes, watching the bruin cast lectures, going through the course reader?

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Re: Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the mid

Postby ch1995 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:07 pm

With 3 days left, I don't know if there's enough time to thoroughly reread the textbook or watch full lectures. For me, doing practice problems is very helpful (especially the practice midterms). From those, you can get an idea about what kind of questions will be on the upcoming midterm. I'd also skim through the chapters and look at the example problems, maybe jot down the important formulas/equations. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

Postby NinaSheridan » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:41 pm

I've been told the test might be more conceptual (more like the practice final from 2015 than the ones from earlier years) so it might be helpful to look at the practice test from 2015, and the conceptual problems and the concepts at the beginning of each chapter. Knowing calculations wouldn't be a bad idea either ahah!

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Re: Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

Postby tpat14 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:26 pm

Is this also effective for the final?

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Re: Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

Postby 204781248 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:13 pm

tpat14 wrote:Is this also effective for the final?



well luckily, we have more than three days! In addition to reviewing the practice finals and old midterms, you can try to dedicated a topic per day... so thermo, kinetics, electrochem, organic chem. That could help you be more organized with your approach!

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Re: Most efficient way to study w/ only 3 days until the midterm

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:32 pm

The best preparation: homework problems and problem solving
If I have time Wednesday I'll comment in class.


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