Next Week's Test 1

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Next Week's Test 1

Postby FDeCastro_1B » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Hello! I'm just wondering if we'll be heavily graded on whether or not we use sig figs correctly when giving our answers for next week's test in discussions?

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:47 pm

This same question came up in my discussion section and my TA said that they aren't really looking for the correct sig figs. He said to know the rules and review it if it's been a while but it's not stressed on the test. He also mentioned you should pay attention to your units because they will be looking for the correct units in each answer.

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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Abbey Brandt 1K » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi all,

I was in this class for a few weeks before it became necessary for me to go home on medical leave. I would recommend knowing the sig fig rules, even though they will not be graded harshly on the test. It is a useful skill moving forward and will definitely be useful in later chemistry and mathematics courses.

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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Karyn How 1J » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:04 pm

Abbey Brandt 4E wrote:Hi all,

I was in this class for a few weeks before it became necessary for me to go home on medical leave. I would recommend knowing the sig fig rules, even though they will not be graded harshly on the test. It is a useful skill moving forward and will definitely be useful in later chemistry and mathematics courses.


Hi,
I think it’s a good idea to know the basics of sig figs and when to round, just to make sure that your calculations are more accurate and it’ll help with future topics as well. Professor Lavelle has a link about everything you need to know for sig figs if you needed any review. (https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-content/supporting-files/Chem14A/EVERYTHING_YOU_WANTED_TO_KNOW_ABOUT_SF.pdf)

Donna Nguyen 2L
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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Donna Nguyen 2L » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:20 pm

I don't remember what my TA said, but I suggest knowing sig figs anyways because it'll probably be needed in future exams.

Angelo Mapalo 4E
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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Angelo Mapalo 4E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:24 pm

I believe it will be different for every TA, but my TA said the correct use of sig figs will be part of his grading.

Emma Joy Schaetz 1E
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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Emma Joy Schaetz 1E » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:07 am

Does anyone know exactly what topics we will be tested on for the first test?

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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:10 pm

My TA said that Lavelle has moved away from grading sig figs very hard because they distract from the actual concepts.

Jessica Tejero 3L
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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Jessica Tejero 3L » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:38 pm

I think the most important info to study for Test 1 would be the Review and fundamentals not so much the sig fig aspect

https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... ciples.pdf

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Re: Next Week's Test 1

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:45 pm

I believe you lose a point if your answer is not in the correct sig fig format. However, since your TA creates the test, the leniency on sig figs varies.


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