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Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:44 am
by JOtomo1F
Hi, does anyone know if we need to buy our own blue book or scantron for the test this upcoming week? Thanks!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:52 am
by Jaci Glassick 2G
The syllabus and testing schedule doesn’t say anything about needing a blue book or scantron but I would have one just in case. I’m going to shoot an email to my TA just to confirm though.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 am
by Jaci Glassick 2G
The syllabus and testing schedule doesn’t say anything about needing a blue book or scantron but I would have one just in case. I’m going to shoot an email to my TA just to confirm though.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:21 pm
by Justin Seok 2A
I believe my TA told our discussion group that they would be providing like a printed exam and you would be writing directly onto that to answer, so probably no blue book/scantron needed.

Re: Test 1  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:50 pm
by Chem_Mod
Everything is written on the tests/exams handed out.

Students need a pen and simple scientific calculator.

Screenshot from the Syllabus (click to enlarge):
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Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:34 pm
by ariaterango_1A
I emailed my TA and received confirmation that we don't need to purchase as blue book and that everything will be provided in discussion.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:47 pm
by Sreyes_1C
A bluebook is not mentioned in the syllabus for the first test

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:25 am
by Katherine Brenner 3H
I do not think that we need a bluebook for the exam.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:18 pm
by Leslie Magana 4C
Everything will be provided in discussion

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:37 pm
by selatran1h
No, we do not need a blue book for the test. All materials, including a periodic table and constants sheet with equations, will be provided.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 pm
by AveryAgosto
It is a written exam so all questions will be answered in the test booklet you are provided in discussion.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:50 pm
by Tiffany_Chen 2K
Just make sure to bring a non-graphing calculator!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:29 pm
by JOtomo1F
Okay thanks everyone.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:13 pm
by Grecia Velasco 4D
I took the test today and no, you only need your calculator and a pen. The periodic table will be provided and your test is printed. Good luck!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:21 pm
by Katherine Chhen 3I
Will the equations also be provided for us on the test?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:23 pm
by VLi_2B
Are there any specific equations we need to memorize for future tests? Or are equation sheets usually provided

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Sara Richmond 2K
Hey, I just took the Test this morning at 8 am. You do not need to purchase anything for the exam. Your TA will provide you with printed periodic table and a printed version of the exam. There is not a lot of work space on the exam so be aware. Th exam MUST be completed IN PEN, so remember to bring one. When you finish the exam you will need to turn in your homework from this week. So do not forget that. The text is pretty easy and straight forward. Make sure you can comfortably convert from grams to moles and convert in SI units.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Sara Richmond 2K
VLi_1L wrote:Are there any specific equations we need to memorize for future tests? Or are equation sheets usually provided

The equations are provided on the cover sheet of the exam.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:39 pm
by Mandeep Garcha 2H
No, for this test all you need to bring is a pen and a SCIENTIFIC calculator. They will provide the test, a periodic table, and list of constants.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:51 pm
by Jade Hinds 2B
PSA: don't forget a calculator for the test!!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:19 am
by Jamie Hwang 2F
Are we really only allowed to use pen on the test? What happens if we make a mistake on the paper, can we get scratch paper or extra pieces of paper?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 am
by Maya Beal Dis 1D
Jamie Hwang 3H wrote:Are we really only allowed to use pen on the test? What happens if we make a mistake on the paper, can we get scratch paper or extra pieces of paper?

There is plenty of room on the test to solve the problems. You are allotted at least half a sheet per problem which I found to be enough even with some mistakes scratched out.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am
by Ziyan Wang 3J
Does anyone know what will be tested tomorrow? Any topics on quantum world?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:45 am
by Emily Vainberg 1D
No, the test is only on the Fundamental Topics that were in the unit 1 outline.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:40 am
by VPatankar_2L
Make sure you bring a scientific calculator. Graphing calculators aren't allowed.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:43 am
by Ashley Kumar 3F
I had this same question and no we do not have to, at least for the test this week.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:40 pm
by Anthony Hatashita 4H
Do we have to memorize equations or are we given a list of equations?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:34 pm
by Pipiena Malafu 3J
Anthony Hatashita 4H wrote:Do we have to memorize equations or are we given a list of equations?


Aforementioned, no we do not. Hopefully this helps!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:52 pm
by bellaha4F
We don't need a blue book! Good luck!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:17 pm
by Cassandra_1K
Are there any compounds we need to remember, or equations?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:15 am
by CMaduno_1L
No, all compounds will be given in terms of their formulas.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:18 am
by sbottomley3a
We don't need a blue book or a scantron, and a fact sheet with equations and things like Avogadro's number will be provided. Don't forget your scientific calculator! Good luck everyone!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:06 am
by Tyler Angtuaco 1G
Nope, the answers are to be written on the test packet.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:38 am
by Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H
Does anyone know when we will be getting the first test back?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:53 am
by curry 1E
Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:54 am
by curry 1E
Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H wrote:Does anyone know when we will be getting the first test back?


I am assuming next week we will get our tests back!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:00 pm
by Sean Cheah 1E
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Angstroms are a unit of length equivalent to 10^(-10) m.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:10 pm
by pauline young 1L
Does anyone know where and when our grades for this class will be updated?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:52 pm
by Amanda Ung 4D
pauline 1L wrote:Does anyone know where and when our grades for this class will be updated?


I believe our TAs will be handing them back during the next discussion!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 pm
by Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
Sean Cheah 3B wrote:
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Angstroms are a unit of length equivalent to 10^(-10) m.


Yup! Bond lengths are typically measured in Angstroms.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm
by Amanda Ung 4D
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Angstrom conversions are given on the test. It's significant to know because bond lengths are typically measured in Angstroms.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm
by Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
pauline 1L wrote:Does anyone know where and when our grades for this class will be updated?


Not sure, but I know you can ask your TA and they will let you know your progress in this class!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:59 pm
by Rebecca Remple 1C
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

That one confused me too! However, I realized that the conversions were on the front of the test on the resource page. 1 Angstrom is 10-10 m. For that problem, you could use the conversions listed on the front of the test to convert from meters to Angstroms. I hope this helps!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:19 pm
by Elizabeth Johnson 1I
Rebecca Remple 1J wrote:
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

That one confused me too! However, I realized that the conversions were on the front of the test on the resource page. 1 Angstrom is 10-10 m. For that problem, you could use the conversions listed on the front of the test to convert from meters to Angstroms. I hope this helps!


omg i'm going to be so annoyed with myself if they had the angstrom conversion on the front page. I think I did the conversion correctly but I wasn't 100% sure during the test is it was 10x10^-10 m or not but I just went with it. I guess it's a lesson of learning to utilize all provided resources.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:41 pm
by ahuang
Does anyone know when we will be receiving our tests back?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:54 pm
by Rebecca Remple 1C
ahuang wrote:Does anyone know when we will be receiving our tests back?


I'm not 100% sure because every TA has a different schedule, but I heard they should all be graded by the end of next week! It seems like some TAs are planning to have them done by the next sections, so I feel like that's a good guess.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:25 pm
by Jasmine Kim 1L
If we need to use the answer of one question for the next question and our answer for the first question is wrong, will we not get full credit for the second, even if our calculations on the second were correct?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:37 pm
by Abhi Vempati 2H
Like @Rebecca Remple 1J said, we should probably getting them back by the next discussion or by the end of next week (according to the TAs). Worst case, we get them during discussion in Week 4.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:56 pm
by Merin Padayatty 3G
We'll most likely get our tests back during our next discussion.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:28 pm
by Emma Joy Schaetz 1E
Does anybody know how much the Tests are worth?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:53 pm
by Emil Velasco 1H
My TA said the test would be graded the same day so the grades might be up on ccle?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:04 am
by CarolCao4F
Emma Joy Schaetz 1E wrote:Does anybody know how much the Tests are worth?


According to the syllabus, each test is worth 50 points

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:53 am
by Madeline Phan 1E
According to the syllabus, Test 1 and Test 2 are both worth fifty points each. Although there were 7 questions on Test 1, I'm sure partial credit will be given for each question.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:50 am
by Jasmine 2C
Elizabeth Johnson 1I wrote:omg i'm going to be so annoyed with myself if they had the angstrom conversion on the front page. I think I did the conversion correctly but I wasn't 100% sure during the test is it was 10x10^-10 m or not but I just went with it. I guess it's a lesson of learning to utilize all provided resources.


Sorry to break it to you...but they did have the conversions on the front page. I was surprised to see it too so I understand your pain.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:39 pm
by kevinolvera1j
Test 1 and 2 are both 50 points each and both have 50 minute time limits.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:55 pm
by kendal mccarthy
I'm pretty sure they provide us with resources to take the midterms and tests with but I will definitely ask my TA to be sure.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:15 pm
by MBouwman_4A
All of the materials for the Tests (1 & 2) and Exams (Midterm & Final) are provided. There is also a conversions/formula sheet on the first page. Also remember to have a scientific calculator instead of a graphing since graphing calculators are not allowed.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:18 pm
by Emily Mendez 4C
You don't need a blue book for this chemistry class.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 pm
by MTanikella_1K
Test 1 is worth 50 points and I think that our tests will be graded by the end of the upcoming week.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:55 pm
by KatherineValdez_4B
Do we get the actual test back with the correct answers or just a grade?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 pm
by Sreyes_1C
Jasmine Kim 3H wrote:If we need to use the answer of one question for the next question and our answer for the first question is wrong, will we not get full credit for the second, even if our calculations on the second were correct?

not entirely sure, but i believe you should still get some points for accurate process

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:18 pm
by Jose Robles 1D
KatherineValdez_4B wrote:Do we get the actual test back with the correct answers or just a grade?


While I'm not sure whether we get our midterms/final back, possibly Lavelle's attempt to preserve future test integrity, I believe once the TAs grade the smaller scale tests (tests 1/2) we get them back.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:52 pm
by Rosa Munoz 2E
You might have to go to office hours to view your test.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:41 pm
by Jaklin Astvatsatryan
Jasmine Kim 3H wrote:If we need to use the answer of one question for the next question and our answer for the first question is wrong, will we not get full credit for the second, even if our calculations on the second were correct?


If I'm not mistaken, we can receive partial credit for problems if it is evident that we understand the concept but our calculations happen to be wrong.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 pm
by LeAirraBullingor2k
I don't know if someone has asked this already but would we get partial credit for unfinished problems headed in the right direction?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:38 pm
by Alan Cornejo 1a
LeAirraBullingor3k wrote:I don't know if someone has asked this already but would we get partial credit for unfinished problems headed in the right direction?


I was also wondering this as, I was also curious as to how far off of an answer would grant us the maximum amount of points ie. our answer is 8.4 whereas the actual answer is 8.7. Would that count as a correct answer if the work was done right but there was some incorrect rounding here and there ?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:40 pm
by Donavin Collins 1F
Does anyone know if sig figs were marked down if wrong?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 pm
by Sears 4A
Sean Cheah 3B wrote:
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Angstroms are a unit of length equivalent to 10^(-10) m.


I was taken aback by this question on the test as I do not ever remember being told we had to memorize the quant. value of Angstroms. Did I miss that in class, and if not how are we supposed to know what units/terms we are supposed the memorize vs. what will be given to us?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:42 pm
by Sears 4A
LeAirraBullingor3k wrote:I don't know if someone has asked this already but would we get partial credit for unfinished problems headed in the right direction?


I believe so, yes. Dr. Lavelle mentioned in lecture to always try to solve as much of the problem as possible which leads me to believe partial credit will be given.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 pm
by Sean Tran 2K
I don't think sig figs were looked at too carefully for this test.

Also, I believe questions heading in the direction are given partial credit, and the grader will read through your work.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 pm
by Sean Tran 2K
Sears 4A wrote:
Sean Cheah 3B wrote:
curry 1E wrote:Can someone explain what Angstroms are? I was confused on the test on this question.

Angstroms are a unit of length equivalent to 10^(-10) m.


I was taken aback by this question on the test as I do not ever remember being told we had to memorize the quant. value of Angstroms. Did I miss that in class, and if not how are we supposed to know what units/terms we are supposed the memorize vs. what will be given to us?


The value of the Angstrom was actually given to use on the reference sheet if I recall correctly. All equations and values we need for any calculations should be given on the reference sheet.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 pm
by Kennedi2J
Does anyone know when the scores for the test will be up ? Thanks!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 pm
by Kendra Barreras 3E
I was wondering the same thing, if I had to take a guess I would say sometime in your specific upcoming discussion days.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:08 pm
by Ian Morris 3C
Sean Tran 3D wrote:
Sears 4A wrote:
Sean Cheah 3B wrote:Angstroms are a unit of length equivalent to 10^(-10) m.


I was taken aback by this question on the test as I do not ever remember being told we had to memorize the quant. value of Angstroms. Did I miss that in class, and if not how are we supposed to know what units/terms we are supposed the memorize vs. what will be given to us?


The value of the Angstrom was actually given to use on the reference sheet if I recall correctly. All equations and values we need for any calculations should be given on the reference sheet.


The reference sheet as in the first page of the test? If so I really blew those questions.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:12 pm
by Liliana Aguas 3G
Does anyone know when test scores will be out?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 pm
by Naren_Ramesh_4F
After the test grades are up, will we be able to look at what we got right/wrong?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:39 pm
by DesireBrown1J
If someone was able to complete the Angstrom question, can you please explain to me (step by step) how to solve the problem?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:55 pm
by Jesse H 2L
all materials were to be provided in discussion.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:24 pm
by Keerthana Sivathasan 2E
Test 1 was worth 50 points and we don't bring anything. The TA provided us with the formula sheet and problems with much room, especially with the empty back sides to show work. We have the whole discussion section (50 minute period) to complete it. I think we will get it back by the next discussion section.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:24 pm
by Abhi Vempati 2H
@Keerthana Sivathasan 4G
Yeah, my TA said today that we'd get it back during our discussion this week.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 pm
by Jared Khoo 1G
DesireBrown3K wrote:If someone was able to complete the Angstrom question, can you please explain to me (step by step) how to solve the problem?

An angstrom is 10-10m, so there are .1 angstrom in a nanometer and 100 angstroms in a picometer.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:35 am
by Maya Beal Dis 1D
I think we will be getting graded tests back in our discussion sections on week 3.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:14 pm
by Adelpha Chan 1B
ahuang wrote:Does anyone know when we will be receiving our tests back?


Tests will be given back to you by the TA in discussion this week!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:23 pm
by DesireBrown1J
Would we be able to go to office hours and review our test with a TA for any problems we got incorrect?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:36 am
by Emma Popescu 1L
DesireBrown3K wrote:Would we be able to go to office hours and review our test with a TA for any problems we got incorrect?


Yes, our TA said to come to office hours if we have questions about the test

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:03 am
by vanessas0123
Kennedi3K wrote:Does anyone know when the scores for the test will be up ? Thanks!


You can see your test scores once your TA hands it back in discussion. I think you can also view it on CCLE!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:04 pm
by Angela Prince 1J
I can't find my test grades on ccle, where do I go?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:20 am
by melinak1
we can still use a scientific calculator for the exam, right?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:20 am
by melinak1
Angela Prince 3B wrote:I can't find my test grades on ccle, where do I go?


go to the discussion section grades, they should be posted there

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm
by rachel liu 3k
melinak1 wrote:we can still use a scientific calculator for the exam, right?

Yes, as long as it is non-graphing!

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:28 pm
by Jose Robles 1D
Angela Prince 3B wrote:I can't find my test grades on ccle, where do I go?

I had the same problem, you should try to check your discussion section or go talk to your discussion TA if that doesn't work.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:34 pm
by Areli C 1L
Jose Robles 1D wrote:
Angela Prince 3B wrote:I can't find my test grades on ccle, where do I go?

I had the same problem, you should try to check your discussion section or go talk to your discussion TA if that doesn't work.


I thought TA's were supposed to give our tests back, but the score itself isn't necessarily the grade we got because of the final grade being 50% is an C-. (If that makes any sense)

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 pm
by Rosa Munoz 2E
You can go review your test during office hours.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:05 pm
by Kennedi2J
Are we able to review the test up until the midterm?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:31 pm
by Ruth Glauber 1C
Can someone repeat how the tests are curved?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:44 pm
by Nathan Rothschild_2D
The tests are not curved. The class is completely point based meaning the percent you received on the test is your grade on the test. I believe the class is out of 500 points and all the assignments, tests, midterm, and final will add up to 500 points. If you received a 50 on your test then you got all 50 points when adding to your final grade. However if you got a 40 then if you were to get 100% on everything else the best you could do in the class is get 490/500 points, meaning you received a 98%. You add up all the points you get from assignments, tests, the midterm, and the final.

Re: Test 1

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:49 pm
by Jaklin Astvatsatryan
Are midterms and the final curved ?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:15 pm
by Adelpha Chan 1B
KatherineValdez_4B wrote:Do we get the actual test back with the correct answers or just a grade?


Our TA gave us the actual test back with indications of exactly where points were lost

Re: Test 1

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:41 pm
by 505106414
Will any of the content from test 1 be on the midterm and/or test 2?

Re: Test 1

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:51 pm
by Julieta Serobyan4D
505106414 wrote:Will any of the content from test 1 be on the midterm and/or test 2?

It's not going to be on test 2 . Test 2 is going to cover everything that we have learned after the midterm or the things that aren't covered by the midterm. And yes, the content of test 1 is going to be on the midterm.