Category Archives: Exams

Molecular Model Kits – Is NOW the time?

The Day 3 materials offered a small taste of where we are headed next: the 3-D world of molecules. Carbon is tetrahedral. Does this wedge-dashed diagram make sense? Can you rotate it in your head (rotate around any bond or … finish reading Molecular Model Kits – Is NOW the time?

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Day 0 – the things you need to do BEFORE your first class

Welcome back to Reed. We have an exciting organic chemistry curriculum planned for Chem 201 and 202, and we will get off to a flying start so here goes… Day 1 is our first day of classes. It will include … finish reading Day 0 – the things you need to do BEFORE your first class

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Drop-In Tutors for Finals

The DoJo will have drop-in tutoring available 7-9 PM for Chem 201 on Sat (12/10) and Mon (12/12). Sam and Alan will also be in their offices for drop-in-consultation for much of Th/F/M/Tu/W, weather permitting.

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Challenge/Conference Problems or HW/Book Problems

I have (and will) post some extra “challenge” problems from time to time. Let me explain their purpose so that you can work these problems into your schedule in an appropriate way.

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Quiz #1 Statistics etc

69 students took Quiz #1 in-class last week and 59 students turned in take-home quizzes. Here are some statistics on how the class performed: 40-50 points. 13 students scored in this range on the in-class quiz. After considering take-home results, … finish reading Quiz #1 Statistics etc

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Get ready for Quiz #1 (& Advice from 2013)

As you prepare for our quiz later this week, keep two things in mind: There are lots of resources to help you: sample quiz (with answers) from 2013, practice problems online and in your book, online supplements that I have … finish reading Get ready for Quiz #1 (& Advice from 2013)

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Exam 5 results

Two weeks ago I offered my perspectives on exam scores (Some data …, Dec 1, 2013). Since then another exam has been completed and I can provide you with the latest results: Exam 1 – 44 (80-100%), 17 (60-80%), 3 … finish reading Exam 5 results

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Some data (and advice) on exams…

This will sound a bit odd, but we have barely reached the middle of the semester. Obviously, I’m not referring to the calendar — the final exam is just over two weeks away — but if you count exam points, … finish reading Some data (and advice) on exams…

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Some tips for Exam 3

As you prepare for Exam 3, make sure that you learn to quickly identify the roles that different molecules might play in a chemical reaction. The sooner you can decide that a molecule is probably an acid (or base, nucleophile, … finish reading Some tips for Exam 3

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Exam #1 – getting ready & what to expect

The first short exam will be in-class Tue-Wed (Sept 17-18). It will run about 25 minutes. The brevity of the exam can make the experience feel a little intense so here are a few notes on how to prepare and … finish reading Exam #1 – getting ready & what to expect

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