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Midterm

Postby Emilie_Paltrinieri_1K » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:19 pm

Does anyone know how the midterm exam will be structured? Like how many questions there will be and if the questions will all be exercises or if there can be some theory questions as well?

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Re: Midterm

Postby 905409193 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:55 pm

I'm not entirely sure what the midterm is going to look like but I heard there's going to be multiple choice questions. We're going to go over our set up for the midterm during discussion next week so hopefully we can get a better idea!

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Re: Midterm

Postby StephanieGrigorian2J » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:59 pm

I don't really see how they can give partial credit for the exams so I'm also assuming that it's going to be multiple choice! I'm not sure if they are going to give fill-ins for the exams.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Heather Szeszulski 1I » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:03 pm

My TA said it will be for sure mainly multiple choice and there might be some fill in but he dos not know for sure yet. Our TAs also proctor our exam.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Talia Dini - 3I » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:25 am

Hi Emilie! I believe that the entire exam is multiple-choice, however, I am not entirely sure how many questions will be on it. Additionally, I believe that Dr. Lavelle sent out an email saying that there would be some shorter questions and some longer questions and that some of the wrong answer choices in the longer questions will count as partial credit.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Catherine Bubser 2C » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:32 am

In response to longer questions counting as partial credit- does that mean there will be multiple questions per longer question or the question as a whole won't be worth a full point?

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Re: Midterm

Postby Kristina Krivenko 3I » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:44 am

Catherine Bubser 2C wrote:In response to longer questions counting as partial credit- does that mean there will be multiple questions per longer question or the question as a whole won't be worth a full point?


Hi! So if we were in person, our midterm would consist of around 8 questions (I believe), with each question having multiple parts (a, b, c, etc). Thus, if you got part (a) wrong but everything else correct, you'd still get partial credit for that question. However, since we're online, our midterm is all multiple choice. To make up for the lack of ability to give us partial credit, there will be more questions overall but they will be shorter, and each question will be independent of one another. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Midterm

Postby Violet Kwan 3H » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:44 pm

I have heard from the UAs that there will be a mix of both exercise questions and conceptual questions, so it's important to understand the concepts along with the formulas. Also, some of the questions will be longer with more points, and some will be a bit easier to solve in order to buffer the points out. :) Hope this helps!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Gwendolyn Hill 2F » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:53 pm

It seems like the longer questions will be 10 points, so they're pretty fat, but there will be shorter ones that are more conceptual or have only like 1 or 2 steps to the equations that will act as a buffer for those harder ones!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Alexandra Salata 2L » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:37 pm

I heard that there will be around 10-15 questions. All of them will be multiple choice. I also asked my TA about how partial credit is going to work.
Some of the answers will be very similar, in the sense that, for example, A) is 100% correct and B) is 75% correct because you missed a calculation or a unit conversion. So you will receive partial credit for B if you put that as your answer.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Madison Muggeo 3H » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:42 pm

I've also heard that the answer choices will be varied enough that if we round too soon or our SF are off, it will be easy to tell what the answer should be from a UA.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Aliya Roserie 3I » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:45 pm

Ive heard that the midterm is around 20 questions. I am not sure how true that is given that there are only 50 minutes.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Silvi_Lybbert_3A » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:58 pm

Hello! I know that it is all multiple-choice, and we have a 50 minute period to take the test and a 5 minute period to "settle in." There will be partial credit for certain answers on the longer questions (some multiple choice answers will factor in doing certain steps but not all steps right). You don't need to worry about significant digits, and the questions will be very similar to the textbook practice problems.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Chinyere Okeke 2J » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:29 pm

I heard from a UA that there will be some easy calculation questions worth few points to serve as grade buffers and there will be some long, multi-step questions that will be worth more.

Hope this info helps with your studying!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Gicelle Rubin 1E » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:39 pm

Thankfully it's a multiple choice midterm and if I remember correctly, my TA said there weren't going to be too many questions.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Namratha Gujje » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:41 pm

I know that is a multiple choice exam and that it will given during our discussion section. This means that we only have 50 minutes to complete the exam. The number of questions was never specified, but the questions were made by the TA's and some were made by Professor.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Callan Howard » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:52 pm

In Dr Lavelle’s email I know he said that that instead of long multi-part questions they will be split into separate independently graded questions, so I think there might be more questions than normal for this midterm.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Lauren Strickland 1B » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:56 pm

For the midterm my TA mentioned that it was going to be multiple choice questions which we have to complete during our discussion time.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Logan Wiedemann 3J » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:02 pm

My TA told us it would be all multiple choice and while we're in the lockdown browser we'll be in a zoom call with our cameras on for our TA to proctor us!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:16 am

it will be multiple choice and we will use respondus and zoom during our discussion time.

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Re: Midterm

Postby IreneGi2I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:21 am

So the midterm will consist of multiple-choice questions, and I expect them to be generally calculation-based!

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Re: Midterm

Postby Veeda Khan 2E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:55 am

It will be be MC and my TA said almost all calculation based (but you would need to understand the theory to do figure out which math to use).

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Re: Midterm

Postby Day Preciado 1H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:04 pm

Can we use graphing calculators?

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Re: Midterm

Postby LeahSWM 2E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:42 pm

How exactly are we supposed to receive credit for our work if it is multiple choice?

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Re: Midterm

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:46 pm

Day Preciado 1H wrote:Can we use graphing calculators?

Hi! I believe it was said in one of Lavelle's emails that we are able to use any calculator that we have.

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Re: Midterm

Postby Juliana Rosales 1H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:54 pm

I think that its all multiple choice and then some questions you can get full points and then get partial credit.

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Re: Midterm

Postby 205323697 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:25 am

Which SI units should we focus on memorizing?


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