Advice for study

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Ke Huang 2G
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Advice for study

Postby Ke Huang 2G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:14 pm

Does anyone have any advice for study?

Hayden Lee 1C
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Hayden Lee 1C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:16 pm

There are several things that I do to study, but I have found that reading the text is incredibly impactful for understanding the material. I love Lavelle's lectures and Sapling is helpful for practice, but reading the text and completing the assigned problems from the book helps me like nothing else.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby AHUNT_1A » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:25 pm

There are a ton of helpful options group engaging and individually, group wise there are PLF sessions, UA sessions, office hours, and workshops. Individually you can watch you tube videos or khan academy. As well as completing the assigned textbook problems, continuing to practice homework problems and try working on the material until it is understood 100%.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Vivian Chang 3L » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:27 am

Hi! What really helped me last quarter in Chem 14A was doing the textbook problems until I could do every problem correctly, attending UA sessions, and reviewing lecture notes carefully.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Sarah_Hoffman_2H » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:57 am

For me personally I found attending UA Workshops to be much more beneficial than reading the textbook. In every workshop, you are exposed to handpicked difficult problems from previous exams, and the UAs have a good understanding of what exactly will be included on the midterms and finals.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Brittney Nguyen 2L » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:02 am

Hi!

My two must-do study techniques are doing all of the practice problems that Dr. Lavelle assigned and going to UA Workshops. Like, I cannot emphasize how good the UA Workshops are. They give you difficult problems similar to ones that have shown up on past exams so you're practically ready for anything. Dr. Lavelle says that a lot of the test questions are similar to the practice problems in the textbook, so it never hurts to do the homework.

Good luck!

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Re: Advice for study

Postby magalysantos_1F » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:10 am

Definitely do the practice problems from the textbook, especially on your own completely as a trial run, and then look through the answer key provided to see what are your common mistakes. Skim through the textbook too, as there are a few key concepts and vocab not always mentioned in lecture. Review the practice problems close to the midterms too!

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Aaina 2D » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:01 am

Hi! I would definitely attend some UA sessions if you can. I find the worksheets they give really helpful. I would also suggest doing textbook problems as we go through each unit, as it gives you good practice.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby John Pham 3L » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:38 am

For me, I usually go through all the assigned textbook problems and try to go to around 2-3 UA sessions each week.
Usually, the UA's have some past midterm and final on their worksheets so those are good practice for the actual exams.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 pm

a lot of the test questions come directly from the textbook problems, so I definitely recommend focusing on those as practice.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Megan Verschuur 1C » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:22 pm

My strategy is that after watching the posted lecture, I attempt to do as many homework problems that I can (or have time for haha). I use the solution manual to check my answers and if they don't line up I spend extra time searching for what I did wrong in order to learn from my mistakes! I also suggest the workshops, I am new to Dr. Lavelle's class and I have only been to one workshop so far but it helped me identify what topics I needed to study more!

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Will Pham 1J » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:23 pm

The workshop sessions are so helpful, they definitely helped my grade a ton in chem 14A. I would highly reccomend going to those whenever you can and also just searching concepts on youtube if you don't get them.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Connie Liang 3L » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 am

I really like to make notes on the margins of HW questions I got wrong to make sure I understand why I got it wrong and to not repeat the same mistake again. Doing it in a different color really helps. Before tests, I'll go back and review the notes I made. Hope that's helpful!

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:01 am

watch all the lectures, read the textbook and do practice problems

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Chloe Shamtob 2H » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:12 am

Last quarter I attended all the lectures and took notes. I also would continually look back at those notes as I was doing textbook problems. Attending UA workshops also helped me a lot. I would recommend redoing all the assigned textbook problems the week of the midterm as a refresher.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Emily_Stenzler_2H » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 am

Study stuff you are struggling with first! Prioritize harder concepts. In order to truly check mastery, do tons of textbook problems. Once you can do a handful all right on your own, you can be pretty confident that you have the concept down.

Seraphina Joseph 1C
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Seraphina Joseph 1C » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:01 pm

I think the textbook problems help me the most.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Moura Girgis 1F » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:10 pm

I like to play jazz music while im studying in order to get rid of any distractions in the house.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Arti_Patel_3H » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 pm

I recommend forming a study group in order to keep each other accountable!

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Joanne Yuh 3I » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:24 pm

I recommend you do the textbook problems because they are good extra practice. Also, I don't think you need to read the textbook but you should look at the textbook if you are confused about a specific topic because the textbook gives detailed explanations and examples.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:19 pm

I love taking handwritten notes and making study sheets before the midterms/final to narrow it down to the hardest topics.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Hasan Mirza 3F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:23 pm

Practicing with the textbook problems and going to the zoom resources are good places to start.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Claudia_Danysh_2B » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:28 pm

Hey! What has really helped me a lot is watching Lavelle's lecture and rewriting the notes in my own format so that I processed it when I watched lecture and then reaffirmed the information in my brain through my notes after watching. It also helps a lot to go over your notes at the end of each week and go over any areas that you are iffy on by reading the textbook! Good luck! :)

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:52 pm

I have a lot of friends that took this class before me, and they all said the most helpful thing to do was study with other students in this class. I know its hard when we're all online, but I would suggest trying to connect with someone in your discussion!

Victoria_Sauceda_1B
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Victoria_Sauceda_1B » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:06 am

try not procrastinate and find ways to learn the formulas. Maybe quizlets or even rewatching the lecture

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:01 am

I find solving textbook problems or any sorts of practice questions on youtube helpful !

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Kristine_Aramyan_3K » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:29 pm

i would suggest working out the homework problems as well as extra practice problems, take notes on anything you're confused about

Kaleb Tuliau 3E
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Kaleb Tuliau 3E » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:39 pm

Hi! I have a lot of notes, but not sure if the structure of the exam will be more practical problems or conceptual

Joel Meza 3I
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Joel Meza 3I » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:18 pm

I highly recommend attending the various review sessions (UA, review, etc) and also working on the textbook problems as those were the most similar to the questions we had on the exams in 14A.

Jalyn 3G
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Re: Advice for study

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:28 pm

I find completing all of the textbook problems to be the most helpful for me. Attending UA sessions are also really nice, especially if you have questions/confusion.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Simran Bains 2C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:30 pm

I have been setting aside about 2 hours every day in order to study for chem, I feel like that is the best approach so you don't have to cram as much before the midterm or final. Reading the textbook really helps too.

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Re: Advice for study

Postby Kristine_Aramyan_3K » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:10 pm

take some time to set aside and review notes. work out as many chem problems as you can throughout the week. even if it's for 2-3 hrs a day.


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