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Number of questions on test one

Postby 905092269 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm

I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jack Hewitt 2H » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:21 pm

Dr. Lavelle hasn't said how many questions the test will be nor how it will be graded.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jeannine 1I » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:10 am

I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jayde Felix 4H » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:17 am

My TA said that they are still in the process of making the test and that there are about eight questions right now.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Louis Zhao 4C » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Is the test format multiple choice, free response or a mixture of both?

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Re: Number of questions on test one  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm

All tests and exams will have 8 questions.
The vast majority will be like homework questions which is why doing the homework is the best preparation.

Multiple choice is low level testing and does not allow for partial credit.

I will announce this in class.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 405021651 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:52 pm

8 Questions for 40 mins? ahh

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 404536963 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:28 pm

I think that it will probably be 8 questions like stated above with one for each topic of the review (empirical formula, molecular formula, balancing chemical equations, limiting reactant calculations, and molarity/ dilution of a solution).

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 404817859 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:59 pm

Also, make sure to practice dilution problems, hence I noticed more people struggle on those...

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jaifreen_Bhangu_3K » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:19 pm

Yes, my TA also said that there would 7-8 questions.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Anusha 1H » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:34 pm

My TA mentioned the test will be structured a lot like the homework problems, so they are all free response and it's possible to get partial credit.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 705160853 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:29 pm

is the quiz different for different discussions?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 705160853 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:37 pm

Also, is the quiz only testing topics in Outline 1? In other words, is the quantum stuff going to be on the test too

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Christopher Tran 1J » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:48 pm

705160853 wrote:Also, is the quiz only testing topics in Outline 1? In other words, is the quantum stuff going to be on the test too

My TA said that the quiz will only cover the Fundamentals topic, and will not include stuff on The Quantum World.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby taline_n » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:27 pm

The test will only be covering what we learned in high school chemistry, which is the "Review of Chemical and Physical Principles" unit we just learned.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm

My TA said that since it is the first test, they will try and give us a great opportunity to succeed.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:01 pm

My TA said that since it is the first test, they will try and give us a great opportunity to succeed.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 pm

How many points will the test be out of?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:52 pm

As announced on my class website Sept 26:

Test 1 covers high-school review material. For details see Outline 1 and Test & Exam Schedule.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:55 pm

Chem_Mod wrote:All tests and exams will have 8 questions.
The vast majority will be like homework questions which is why doing the homework is the best preparation.

Multiple choice is low level testing and does not allow for partial credit.

I will announce this in class.


Since I typed this probably best not to ignore what Dr. Lavelle already answered. :-)

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jocelyne Milke 1G » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm

Emma Randolph 3D wrote:How many points will the test be out of?

The syllabus says each test will be worth 40 points.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Rachel Chau 1L » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm

does anyone know if we need to get test materials from the student store

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Karla_Ocampo 4E » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:50 pm

No, I dont think we need to buy anything from the student store

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Arlene Linares 3A » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:17 pm

Jeannine 4B wrote:I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/



Yeah the test has about 8 questions with multiple parts on it.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Arlene Linares 3A » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Rachel Chau 1L wrote:does anyone know if we need to get test materials from the student store


No, we do not just a pen and a scientific calculator.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Max Kwon 1J » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:49 pm

Yea it is 8 questions, probably with subsections as you get 40 minutes for it, and it is worth 40 points

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Diana Chavez 1K » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:52 pm

If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Linyu Zeng 1H » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:10 pm

Diana Chavez 1K wrote:If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

I think we can ask what we don't understand first and let the TAs decide whether or not it's ok to explain to us.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby lukezhang2C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:08 am

Diana Chavez 1K wrote:If we do not understand what a question on the test asks is it allowed to ask for clarity from our TA's?

I think in general during testing they're not really allowed to answer these types of questions unless it's a glaring wording error.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby lukezhang2C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am

Does anyone know if there will be a periodic table provided for us?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby KHuang1L » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:28 pm

Around 8 questions but with multiple parts. For this test there is not much emphasis on sig figs and units.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Isabelle_Maletz_3E » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Test one has 8 questions (some with multiple parts). We are given 40 minutes to complete it and from my experience that was more than enough time. Sig figs are worth 4 points total.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Zack Barta 3I » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby 904983525 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:39 pm

Jeannine 4B wrote:I attended a chemistry study session where I was told there would only be about 3-4 questions, but most likely with multiple parts. I was also told that really studying and understanding what is listed in Outline 1 would help us on the test! I don't know how strict they'll be on grading though:/



Thank you for this information. It really helped a lot. Now I can thoroughly the topics that will be on the exam.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby jlinwashington1B » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm

905092269 wrote:I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

When will the test take place? Does it cover both equilibrium and acids and bases?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Emilia z » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm

the test takes place during your discussion section starting Tuesday of next week. Also, I had Caram last quarter and we had weekly quizzes each worth 5 points total but he would write the number of points each question was worth next to the questions so we knew how much weight each question carried. Does anyone know if Lavelle does the same thing?

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Mikka Hoffman 1C » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Emilia z wrote:the test takes place during your discussion section starting Tuesday of next week. Also, I had Caram last quarter and we had weekly quizzes each worth 5 points total but he would write the number of points each question was worth next to the questions so we knew how much weight each question carried. Does anyone know if Lavelle does the same thing?

Last quarter he put how much a question was worth next to it, so I assume he will do the same this quarter.

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Jocelyne Milke 1G » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:20 pm

jlinwashington1D wrote:
905092269 wrote:I was wondering how many questions test one has? I was also wondering how many points will be taken off for simple mistakes (sig figs, units, etc.)?

When will the test take place? Does it cover both equilibrium and acids and bases?


It takes place in your discussion section next week and both equilibrium and acids and bases will be covered on Test 1. (He posted an announcement on the class page.)

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby shouse1f » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Louis Zhao 4C wrote:Is the test format multiple choice, free response or a mixture of both?

I believe the test will be all free response that is how the tests in discussion were formatted for 14a

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Re: Number of questions on test one

Postby Hilda Sauceda 3C » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:49 am

if its similar to 14A then its usually 8 questions (some with sub parts) for 40 min


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