study methods/recs

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Lea Ozdere 2G
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study methods/recs

Postby Lea Ozdere 2G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:00 pm

Does anyone have good studying tips for the final? Other than the sapling and textbook problems. Any methods or sites that are really helpful?

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Yun Su Choi 3G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:05 pm

Worksheets from workshops are helpful to test your knowledge on each week's topics.

The link to all worksheets can be found here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... ZvRxH_EmEc

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Postby StephanieGrigorian2J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:05 pm

I usually try to create a study guide that's compiled of both lecture notes and any notes from the textbook. I mostly use the textbook and sapling for problems and for extra help I sometimes attend UA sessions. For things that need further clarification I try to watch youtube videos that will help.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby magalysantos_1F » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:26 pm

The textbook! Could not emphasize this enough. Read through the topics that we have covered in lectures, taking extra notes that seem important, and solve the problems assigned from the outline in the syllabus! I found that focusing on these is helpful.

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Postby SamanthaTolentino 3D » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:37 pm

I usually go through the sections in the textbook that are covered in class and take notes on it. The information is repeated and at the same time you get another explanation of the main concepts. I usually make a quizlet from the notes I took from the lectures and the textbook and use that to review the concepts before the finals/midterms.

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Postby Lily Kiamanesh 2G » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:09 am

For some additional practice, I would recommend trying some of the textbook problems that are in the same section but are not assigned. For the answers, you may be able to search the question to find students from past years discussing the solutions on chemistry community :)

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Alex Mele 2A » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:17 am

I've heard that Organic Chemistry Tutor on youtube is really helpful for reviewing specific topics!

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Chesca Legaspi 2E » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:12 am

If you have other friends who are taking the class or a class similar to this, I would recommend trying to explain the topics on the outlines to them. If you can explain a topic well enough that someone can understand what you're talking about, then you'll know that your understanding is where it needs to be. If they start asking questions that you can't answer or get stumped by, then you'll have a better idea of what to brush up on!

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Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:34 am

Go to the UA sessions, they help! I like going to hannahs session, shes super nice and really helpful. I also read the textbook just to fimilarize myself with the material again . After all that, I practice textbook problems.

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Postby 105618850 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:52 am

What I like to do is review some of the topics discussed in lectures by watching some videos that cover and explain some of the things in greater detail.

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Postby Lisa Seidl 3H » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:25 am

What I try to do is the week before the exam I will attempt to summarize all the information that will be on the exam but limit it to 1-2 pages so that I have all the important information and then I reference that throughout the week to try to familiarize myself with it as much as possible. I also will make sure that all the points in lesson outlines on Dr. Lavelle's website are covered in my review sheets.

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Postby Marley Magee 3A » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:53 am

Other than the textbook and sapling, the workshops and step up sessions are really helpful. It's a nice review if you're already somewhat familiar with the material but want a bit more practice or have questions. You can access the worksheets again later for more studying too from the google drive.

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Postby Yashvi Reddy 1H » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Hi! Great question. I agree with others; these are all really good tips! I think going to as many sessions as possible really helps you get more acquainted with the topics we're learning. Also, I also compile study guides for myself based on the textbook and my Discussion/Lecture Notes while I review those. I hope this helps! Good luck.

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Postby jadensteplight_2F » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:59 pm

I have also heard that watching YouTube videos (such as Organic Chemistry tutor) on topics that you are struggling with helps to grasp the concepts from the outlines. Hope this helps!

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Postby Nandhini Ekambaram 1L » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:30 pm

For the final I will definitely be attending the review sessions held by the TAs and UAs. If any of them are recorded then I might rewatch them before the exam.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Lisa Wang 3B » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:34 pm

I usually go to my TA's office hours and ask them about reviewing my past midterms. I usually can learn a new technique or perspective when solving a problem during office hours.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Cassidy Cheng 1J » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:39 pm

the textbook!! super super great resource. i also like the organic chem tutor on youtube

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby alebenavides » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:33 pm

I use a YouTuber called organic chemistry !

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby rachelhchem1I » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:43 pm

Look at the texbook problems because Prof Lavelle said he got some of his harder questions from there!!

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby apurva-3E » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:44 pm

Complete all of the LA worksheets, textbook problems, and skim through the textbook.

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Postby Laura 3l » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:01 pm

Lea Ozdere 1A wrote:Does anyone have good studying tips for the final? Other than the sapling and textbook problems. Any methods or sites that are really helpful?

UA Sessions are SUPER helpful, HIGHLY recommended!!! I would also recommend the review session Professor Lavelle recently organized.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:27 pm

The UA and step up sessions are pretty helpful :)

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Seraphina Joseph 1C » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:05 pm

I like doing some of the practice problems on Khan Academy because they give you feedback right away.

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Postby Katie Lam 2J » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:44 pm

Hey Lea! I find that writing out my responses to every bullet point in the outline is very helpful. I am also planning on attending every review session I can go to in Week 10 :)

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Postby Brenda Silva 1B » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:40 pm

The review sessions and the UA workshops would be helpful for the final. Dr. Lavelle sent an email with times for all the review sessions, step-up sessions, and other resources to help us for the final.

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Postby SophiaJenny3I » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:45 pm

Definitely go to all the review sessions you can that Dr. Lavelle has set up. The UA workshops have been such a great resource for me, and provide even more practice problems for the future. Also, I catch myself doing this a lot so don't just practice the stuff you know. It's super easy and comfortable to go through practice problems you know inside and out. Really challenge yourself to work through those ones you dread and it'll help tremendously! Also, whenever I go to the UA sessions I normally wait a few days, cover up the answers with a sheet of paper and try to do the problems myself again! It's really a good measure of what you know. Hope this helps!

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:56 am

I would say really utilize all the study sessions etc. that LaVelle put in an email today. Always good to get extra practice.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Renny_kim_2G » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:24 am

For me, I usually make sure that I fully understand all the lectures so that I have a strong foundation. Then, a week or two before whatever exam we have, I usually would go through textbook problems and work out every single one listed and review sapling.

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Postby Lucy_Balish_3G » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:12 am

Something I find helpful for conceptual questions is going back through those learning outcomes sheets on the chem 14A Lavelle website and making sure I not only understand but can explain the list of concepts on the bottom and actually have a grasp of what they mean and how they can be applied.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Sophia Wendin 3L » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:37 am

The UA worksheets are helpful. I also like to go through my notes and the textbook and rewrite the main concepts in an organized way.

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Postby Emily_Stenzler_2H » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:05 pm

I've found it helpful to take questions already given from sapling or the textbook and then think of all the possible ways they could be reworked and given on the exam. I like to make new questions from these given questions in order to test my overall knowledge of a concept.

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Postby Margaret Xu 3C » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:21 pm

I really recommend going to the UA workshops every week! I started attending them recently and I've found them to be super helpful. For the final, I think I'm going to review my notes and skim over past homework problems.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:21 pm

I recommend going over the UA worksheets and completing the textbook problems! I like to also watch different videos on topics that I don't have a clear understanding of.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Jonathan Malau 1F » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:50 pm

Besides Sapling and textbook problems, I try to make sure that I understand the concepts through reviewing my notes and doing the textbook readings.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby BKoh_2E » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:05 pm

Since he said there will be textbook problems on the final, you should focus on those first. The review sections this week will definitely be helpful as well.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Zoe Staggs 3B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:47 pm

It’s important to have a system, with one part for learning the material and the other for consolidating it. I recommend reading the textbook to learn the material and then watching the lectures to consolidate your understanding and learn some helpful tips.

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Jose Miguel Conste 3H » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:22 pm

I recommend going to office hours and going over the past midterms with TA, then doing more textbook problems from the last three weeks

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Re: study methods/recs

Postby Brandon Carris » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:54 pm

Just organizing all your thoughts and creating a simple outline of all the content is how I usually study for the last day.


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