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Tips for Test

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:51 pm
by Leslie Almaraz 4G
Any way to study effectively for the test next week? Are we being tested on chemical equilibrium and acids and bases?

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:13 pm
by AArmellini_1I
I really like Lydon's (spelt his name wrong) workshop on Monday's in Covel. He gives you a worksheet and eventually the answers and it usually covers most (if not all) the material on the test

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:16 pm
by Michael Nguyen 1E
There is an announcement on the class website that says that the test is on chemical equilibrium & acid-base equilibria. I think a good way to study for the test is to do as much practice as possible to get exposed to a variety of different questions. If possible, try to do all of the problems that are on the outlines.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 am
by Nikki Razal 1L
^^ a lot of homework problems should help because Dr. Lavelle often gets problems from homework and put them on the test

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 am
by Madeline Phan 1E
I would definitely do as many of the homework problems as you can, as the TA's make the tests and they model them after the homework problems.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:14 am
by Omar Selim 1D
I would read the textbook first as it is the most in depth review of the lecture material you could get. I would then review the lecture notes then do the homework, going over how to approach the homework problems if you get them wrong.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:06 am
by CynthiaLy4F
I would recommend doing all the assigned homework problems, reading the textbook, and going over the concepts on the outlines posted on the class website.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:10 pm
by Leyna Dang 2H
You should work on the practice homework problems and review your lecture notes. You could even work on problems together with your friends and go over what you guys need more help/clarification on.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:31 pm
by 705121606
I did not take Dr. Lavelle's class last quarter; however, I plan on making sure I know how to do the problems given in outline 1 and 2. My TA suggested just to get as many practice problems done as possible because that is the best way to study 14B material. Last quarter for 14A I did read the textbook the whole quarter, I don't think it benefited me as much as if I just stuck to the lecture notes.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:58 pm
by 805373590
I think the best tip would be to do as many of the homework problems as possible to better understand the material and test yourself on all the material covered in lectures

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:19 pm
by Amanda Mei 1B
Yes, we're being tested on chemical equilibrium and acids and bases. I'd review lecture notes and examples and do problems in the textbook.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 pm
by Tahlia Mullins
I often study by doing several if not all of the problems outlined in the syllabus and reading the given chapters in the textbook. Also, if time permits, the peer learning sessions could be extremely helpful.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:38 pm
by Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
I like to read the textbook chapters because they definitely do break down the topics and also I like to use Khan Academy to study for the tests. You can search up chemical equilibrium or acids and bases on khan academy and the lesson plans for them will pop up. I like using this resource because they go step by step and build up the concepts so you understand where everything comes and how the concepts relate to one another. I hope that helps!

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... quilibrium

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 pm
by Brian J Cheng 1I
I study by doing homework problems and reading the textbook. Just make sure you're well adapted to the situations that might arise and you will be fine.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:02 am
by AKhanna_3H
Last quarter for 14A with Lavelle, I did all the practice problems on the syllabus for the topics we would be tested on and I found that to be very helpful!

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:15 am
by 905373636
The video modules are available on the class website too and those really helped me over winter break, so use those too to study and review!

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:35 pm
by Alice Chang 2H
Like everyone else said, do all the homework questions, but do it to clarify any questions that you may have on a topic, not for completion.
I found Lyndon's workshops and review sessions (especially before the midterm and final) to be the most helpful out of all the available resources!

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:20 pm
by DesireBrown1J
The homework problems at the end of every focus section are the most helpful because they combine lots of topics into 1 problem like the test. (i.e. 4.21, 4.43, 6.43)

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:53 am
by Brandi 2C
DesireBrown1J wrote:The homework problems at the end of every focus section are the most helpful because they combine lots of topics into 1 problem like the test. (i.e. 4.21, 4.43, 6.43)


Would you recommend the ones in sections 5 and 6? Just for clarification which sections were the most helpful related to the Test 2?

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:03 pm
by Micah3J
Does anyone have any good youtube videos that are short but helpful for the electro chemistry material?

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:38 pm
by Izzie Capra 2E
Micah3J wrote:Does anyone have any good youtube videos that are short but helpful for the electro chemistry material?


I highly recommend the Organic Chemistry Tutor. Search him up on YouTube and the topic you are looking for, and there is a very high chance there will be a video for the topic you need.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:57 pm
by Micah3J
Izzie Capra 2E wrote:
Micah3J wrote:Does anyone have any good youtube videos that are short but helpful for the electro chemistry material?


I highly recommend the Organic Chemistry Tutor. Search him up on YouTube and the topic you are looking for, and there is a very high chance there will be a video for the topic you need.


Thank you, yeah I've watched a few by him and he does a pretty good job.

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:29 pm
by DesireBrown1J
Brandi 2C wrote:
DesireBrown1J wrote:The homework problems at the end of every focus section are the most helpful because they combine lots of topics into 1 problem like the test. (i.e. 4.21, 4.43, 6.43)


Would you recommend the ones in sections 5 and 6? Just for clarification which sections were the most helpful related to the Test 2?


Sorry for the late reply! Yes, I would recommend mainly the last homework problems of every outline because those are more reflective of the problems on the test since they are more complex as they combine more topics into one problem. (the HW problems at the end of the focus chapters that do not include a letter in them)

Re: Tips for Test

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:12 pm
by Brandi 2C
DesireBrown1J wrote:
Brandi 2C wrote:
DesireBrown1J wrote:The homework problems at the end of every focus section are the most helpful because they combine lots of topics into 1 problem like the test. (i.e. 4.21, 4.43, 6.43)


Would you recommend the ones in sections 5 and 6? Just for clarification which sections were the most helpful related to the Test 2?


Sorry for the late reply! Yes, I would recommend mainly the last homework problems of every outline because those are more reflective of the problems on the test since they are more complex as they combine more topics into one problem. (the HW problems at the end of the focus chapters that do not include a letter in them)


Ohh, okay thank you! I was definitely doing more of the actual homework problems (with the letters) but I think I'll try doing the ones without the letters in preparation for the final. Thank you so much for the tip!