Midterms During Lecture

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Hayden Lee 1C
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Midterms During Lecture

Postby Hayden Lee 1C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:53 pm

Hi there,

I recently saw on Chemistry Community that midterms are being held during lecture this quarter. Is this true? If so, where did this info come from? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it :).

Ryan Hoang 1D
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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Ryan Hoang 1D » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:58 pm

The "Exam schedule" page on his website says that the tests are taken during class, whereas his 14A website said that it was to be taken during discussion.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 pm

This comes from the syllabus

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 pm

Interesting! Does anyone know why it is different this quarter?

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:52 pm

Because it gives my TAs two extra weeks of quality time with their students in discussion section.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Sam Wentzel 1F 14B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:59 pm

He announced this last quarter I believe, via email.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby MMorcus2E » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:16 am

This info can be found on the syllabus and the exam schedules page. I think the reason for this is to minimize exam conflicts.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Simran Bains 2C » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:14 am

I believe that it is stated in the syllabus that for 14b the midterms will be during lecture instead of discussion.

Jasmin Kumar 1G
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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jasmin Kumar 1G » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:30 am

In the syllabus, it states that the midterms are going to be during class on Friday Week 4 and week 7!

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Keeryth Sandhu 1H » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:46 pm

I believe it is on the exam schedule page and the syllabus

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Sam_Marasigan_3D » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:58 pm

Here's the link of the exam schedule: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... hedule.pdf

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jiwon_Chae_3L » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:59 pm

MIdterms should be during class/lecture time, a change from Chem 14A

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09 pm

We'll still be in a zoom call with our TA, though, right?

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jason_Glass_2L » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:48 pm

Cooper Kinne 2E wrote:We'll still be in a zoom call with our TA, though, right?

Yeah I'm sure we are still doing the monitored exams with the zooms still.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Will Pham 1J » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:22 pm

Does anyone know if there are still gonna be recorded lectures the days of the midterms?

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Lindsey_Su_3A » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:43 am

Does anyone know how long the midterms will be?

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jordi M 2I » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:47 am

Lindsey_Su_3A wrote:Does anyone know how long the midterms will be?

90 minute midterms

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Melis Kasaba 2B » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:54 pm

Cooper Kinne 2E wrote:We'll still be in a zoom call with our TA, though, right?

Yes, I believe we're using the same set-up, so Respondus on your laptop and then joining the Zoom call with your TA from another device.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Stacey Phan 2I » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:43 pm

I signed up for this class because I thought lectures were asynchronous. I have a time conflict with another class so does anyone know if will I be able to take the midterm during a different lecture?

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:51 pm

Yes that is true. I found that information on the syllabus

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Kayla Booker 1F » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:27 pm

Yes, I believe that’s true as he announced last quarter that students should resolve any time conflicts with lecture

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Michelle Nguyen 3F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:26 am

Lindsey_Su_3A wrote:Does anyone know how long the midterms will be?

Midterms are 50 minutes long each, and the final takes 90 minutes! It is also in the syllabus :)

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Nick P 3D » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:01 am

Yes, on the syllabus it states that this quarter midterms will be given during the lecture times rather than during your discussion periods.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:42 pm

Cooper Kinne 2E wrote:We'll still be in a zoom call with our TA, though, right?

Yes, I believe that we are supposed to join our TA's zoom call during lecture to take our exam using the same set-up as last quarter (laptop with respondus, phone/external webcam joining zoom to show your workspace, etc).

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:44 pm

Yup, midterms are during lecture. He mentioned it last quarter and it believe it says on the syllabus.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby alexandralopez 3F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:00 pm

Yes, they will be during your lecture times

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Presley Gao 2C » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:58 pm

Yes, exams are being held during lecture this quarter - this includes both midterm and final exams. This information comes from both the Syllabus and the Exam Schedule. The midterms are 50 minutes and the final is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby RaniyaFeroz_1E » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:00 pm

On his website, there's a link for the exam schedule and in that, it says that the exams are taken "In class," or during the lecture. Here is the link: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... hedule.pdf

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Claudia_Danysh_2B » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:35 pm

Yes, Lavelle put this on the syllabus!

Geethika Janga 1L
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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Geethika Janga 1L » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:37 pm

You can find this information on the syllabus and it is also on the "exam information" link the Chem. 14B class website.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Hannah Alltucker 3L » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:39 pm

On the topic of exams and midterms, has anyone heard anything about the format? Is it still going to be similar to a few questions worth a lot of points each? I know the syllabus had different percentages going towards tests now out of the class total, so I am curious.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby vuongnaomi1L » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:49 pm

Yes midterms are during lecture. I believe this was in the syllabus.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:53 pm

Hannah Alltucker 3L wrote:On the topic of exams and midterms, has anyone heard anything about the format? Is it still going to be similar to a few questions worth a lot of points each? I know the syllabus had different percentages going towards tests now out of the class total, so I am curious.

Hi! I haven't heard anything specific about the format, but I'm pretty sure the format will be the same as last quarter.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Gabe_Ek 1G » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:00 am

I believe that they're stated in the syllabus

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Victoria_Sauceda_1B » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:04 am

The syllabus says that the exam will be done during lecture instead of discussion .

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby BoparaiAdeshsurjit2F » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:28 pm

The exams will be on the Friday of Week 4 and Week 7 during the lecture time.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jasmine Yi 1G » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:15 pm

My TA said that everyone that is in the same lecture might be in the same zoom call during the final, not sure if this is still how they're planning on doing it, but thought people might wanna know.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Jonathan Malau 1F » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm

Yes, on Dr. Lavelle's website, the "Exam Schedule" page shows that the exam will take place during class time, as opposed to discussion section.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Joel Meza 3I » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:21 pm

Whether we will take the midterm in a large lecture zoom call or a discussion zoom call, I think it will work like our final in 14A where our TA invites all of their students into one zoom call and are split into two groups where 2 proctors look over one of the groups respectively.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:53 pm

Stacey Phan 2K wrote:I signed up for this class because I thought lectures were asynchronous. I have a time conflict with another class so does anyone know if will I be able to take the midterm during a different lecture?


You may be able to contact your TA/the professor to see if you can sign up for an alternate time slot. Otherwise, you might want to try and see if your other class will let you miss class (should only happen twice so hopefully they are understanding, but idk which class you're in). Good luck!

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Lily Anne Garcia 1C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:49 pm

you can find it on the syllabus and exam schedule on his website

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Simer_Shera_2D » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:57 pm

He posted it under "Exam Schedule" on his website. I think he made the change because last quarter the discussion midterm timings were unfair to those who had Monday discussions versus those who had discussions later in the week like Friday. This gives everyone a more equal opportunity.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Ethan Goode 2H » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:58 pm

It is on the syllabus. I believe we join out TA during lecture time friday.

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Re: Midterms During Lecture

Postby Darren1j » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:42 pm

Anyone know when we will find out the number of questions on the exam?


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