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Step Up Sessions

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 pm
by Haley Dveirin 1E
Does anyone know if the normal step-up up sessions and workshops that are held on Mondays are still being held tomorrow despite it being MLK Day???

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:40 pm
by Chem_Mod
Monday campus is closed which means all the on campus peer learning sessions are cancelled Monday.

However, I have organized the following 5 hours of Covel Peer Learning Sessions:

Covel Commons (ALL Room 210) ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!

Sunday:
• 7-9pm (Step-Up)

Monday:
• 6-8pm (Workshop)
• 8-9pm (Drop-In)

The assigned homework problems are the best preparation for all tests and exams.
See class announcements at: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/class-websites/chem14b/

Test 1 covers Equilibrium and Acid & Base Equilibria which we finished Friday.
See Learning Outcomes for details:

• Outline 1: Chemical Equilibrium
• Outline 2: Acids and Bases

Friday’s class I did equilibrium examples applying them to titrations (salt/pH at the stoichiometric point) and buffers (I did weak acid and its salt example).

Continue to work through the Chemical Equilibrium Audio-Visual Focus-Topics, Assessments & Surveys on my class website (https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/class-websites/chem14b/).

See you Wednesday.

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:39 pm
by 605136321
for anyone that's been, have you found them helpful/how is the pace of the step-up sessions

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:33 pm
by Brandi 2C
Will the current week's step up sessions be posted on here as well?

I would also like an insight to how the step up sessions are structured and how helpful they are like the posted reply above mine.

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:50 pm
by Kallista McCarty 1C
605136321 wrote:for anyone that's been, have you found them helpful/how is the pace of the step-up sessions

I go to Jonathan's sessions and I find them extremely helpful! He goes over homework and old test questions and explains the important concepts/equations from lecture and the different contexts that they can be used in! If you can fit it in your schedule, I would recommend it!

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:56 pm
by Annie Chantasirivisal_4G
605136321 wrote:for anyone that's been, have you found them helpful/how is the pace of the step-up sessions


I've only been to Lyndon's and Melody's sessions, but I also agree that they are very useful and helpful! They both make worksheets for their sessions, but Lyndon's is a workshop, so he gives you time to work on the problems for about 30 mins before going over how to do them, while Melody's is a step-up session so you do the problems collaboratively with her and whoever also attended.

If you've got a solid sense of what's going on in class or if you've already been exposed to this material prior and just want more practice problems, then workshops will work better for you.
If you're slow at understanding new concepts (like me, lol) it's beneficial to see the thought process on how to approach problems or how to extract info you need to solve a problem you don't quite understand at first, and step-up sessions are great for that walk-through.

Highly recommend them both, they're amazing!

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:47 pm
by kennedyp
Does anyone know if there will be a Step-up session this Sunday at Covel? I know there's a midterm review going on but I couldn't make it :(

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:32 pm
by HannahBui 2K
kennedyp wrote:Does anyone know if there will be a Step-up session this Sunday at Covel? I know there's a midterm review going on but I couldn't make it :(

I think there's a step-up session today from 8-9 pm in Covel!

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:55 am
by GFolk_1D
Hi does anyone know if Lyndon's workshop is still happening tonight?

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:46 pm
by Patricia Cardenas
605136321 wrote:for anyone that's been, have you found them helpful/how is the pace of the step-up sessions


I go to the Covel Step-Up sessions and I find them very useful to answer any questions I have before tests or exams. I would recommend it, even just to go once to see if it helps you.

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:08 am
by GFolk_1D
Hi! Will there still be UA review sessions today despite the holiday?

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:45 am
by Christineg1G
GFolk_1D wrote:Hi! Will there still be UA review sessions today despite the holiday?

Dr. Lavelle sent an email out yesterday saying that all peer learning sessions are cancelled Sunday and Monday, and everything will resume back to usual on Tuesday.

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:43 am
by 105311039
GFolk_1D wrote:Hi! Will there still be UA review sessions today despite the holiday?

Because of the holiday there will not be a UA session this week!

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:59 am
by RichBollini4G
Annie Chantasirivisal_4G wrote:
605136321 wrote:for anyone that's been, have you found them helpful/how is the pace of the step-up sessions


I've only been to Lyndon's and Melody's sessions, but I also agree that they are very useful and helpful! They both make worksheets for their sessions, but Lyndon's is a workshop, so he gives you time to work on the problems for about 30 mins before going over how to do them, while Melody's is a step-up session so you do the problems collaboratively with her and whoever also attended.

If you've got a solid sense of what's going on in class or if you've already been exposed to this material prior and just want more practice problems, then workshops will work better for you.
If you're slow at understanding new concepts (like me, lol) it's beneficial to see the thought process on how to approach problems or how to extract info you need to solve a problem you don't quite understand at first, and step-up sessions are great for that walk-through.

Highly recommend them both, they're amazing!

Thank you!

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:57 pm
by Jade Hinds 2B
due to classes now being cancelled, will step-up/review sessions presume as scheduled or are those all cancelled as well?

Re: Step Up Sessions

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:19 am
by Kavya Immadisetty 2B
Jade Hinds 2B wrote:due to classes now being cancelled, will step-up/review sessions presume as scheduled or are those all cancelled as well?


I'm pretty sure all sessions will be cancelled