Strategies for studying for the final

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Colette Ussery 3L
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Strategies for studying for the final

My strategies for studying for the final are to create a conceptual study guide from the course reader, and to do the practice finals and work to understand each question and step. Anyone want to share how they are studying?

Ara Yazaryan 1E
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

That conceptual study guide sounds like a good idea! I may try that

Sharlene Reyes 2N
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

I'm skimming through each section for the equations/diagrams/graphs/tables, writing/drawing them out and making sure I understand how to use them. Then going over my quizzes/midterms and seeing if I could still do those problems. Whatever I don't remember, I'll go back and look at the question more clearly. Then doing practice problems.

Esther_Choe_1K
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

I'm writing a summary sheet of equations, esp for themodynamics and thermoschemistry, and important details associated with the main concepts as I go through the homework problems. I also try to recall as much information I've learned for each topic and what methods I will use for certain problems. This method of summarizing what I know, and practicing what I don't know, helps me predict possible types of questions. Good luck all with studying!! :) It helps if you treat each problem like a puzzle. Identify what you're given and what you are asked to find, and try to connect what equation of method will get you the answer! Youtube videos also help it you need a quick recap of specific concepts.

MariaReina_Garcia_3E
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

I'm doing the practice finals and the midterms (again) and returning back to the topics/ questions that I had a hard time with. I just re-do the homework questions for that specific topic until I know how to do it well.

Divya Kumar 3I
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

I use a similar method (continuing to do past finals and midterms). I find that the only way for chemistry to really stick in my brain is for me to continuously do problems until I can solve them completely on my own.

Randon_Zahlout_3B
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

Anyone have any great online resources for Thermodynamics studying? That's where I am most rusty!

Kristine_Espinosa_2L
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Re: Strategies for studying for the final

Make use of the textbook examples! I used the problems to guide me step by step in doing the problems and worked them until I understood each step. If you have time, read the appropriate sections for each topic and then look at the course reader to summarize what you just read. Reading the topics is what has honestly helped me most in understanding the topics.