Learn the difference between information the multiplication tables and understanding creating and solving new multiplication problems. Ege, Organic Chemistry, 5th Ed. The majority of students in these two courses Chemistry 210 and 215 will not need to operate as chemists in their future, professional lives. These topics form the backdrop for introducing the four fundamental reactivity categories of compounds involving main group elements: complexation, substitution, elimination, and addition. On Grading: A quick scan of the course pack will convince you pretty quickly that the examinations in Chemistry 210 are not designed to test your ability to recall the information and examples that you have seen in class or in the text. In Chem 215, we take the fundamental reaction types and show two things: 1 that complex phenomena can be explained in terms of these fundamental reaction types e. Recommended: A set of Molecular Models.
If you think your answer is correct and consistent, we are also glad to look over the argument. We do our best to be on the lookout for this. We do make legitimate errors in grading, and we are glad to correct these. The rumors are wrong: Organic Chemistry is not the most difficult topic on the planet! Remember when you learned the multiplication tables? The strategies for learning General Chemistry are often the ones you use in doing algebra word problems: ignore the words and find the formula, then plug in and go. We do not expect, nor should you, that there is some magical number of points that exists by which student work can be judged.
Open discussions with the instructors begin Monday, Sept 8 in Room 1800 Chemistry: Prof. In order to create these exams, we typically grab the latest issues of one of the common chemistry journals, like the Journal of Organic Chemistry or Tetrahedron Letters, places where there is a lot of organic chemistry published, in order to find new examples examples that were unknown to us prior to having read them. Problems are solved by 1 identifying and 2 applying; if you cant do 1 , it doesnt matter how well you do 2. On Cheating What can we say that you do not already know? Click on the to get a solution. This subject is not amenable to this kind of learning: there are no mathematical equations, and there are a near infinite number of combinations of chemical structures, so memorizing the shapes and positions as opposed to how the chemical process works is a poor strategy for learning. This is a good way to create a printed exam that you can take in a quiet place. Do problems at a different time from when you are reading about ideas.
Grading in Chemistry 215 is based on three 90-minute examinations and a cumulative, comprehensive final examination. Those pages are the actual exam pages. See below for important ideas about learning this subject, using the coursepack, and about our grading policy. In the vast majority of cases, it is a math error rather than an actual grading error. If, after this inquiry, the student is not satisfied with the instructors response, the student may choose to initiate a formal grade grievance. Whether you are well-prepared, or under-prepared, there is always something to learn. Do not use the regrade policy to explain your wrong answer and tell us why you believed it was correct.
However, we can make errors more often than not it is a simple addition error. In Chem 210, structural chemistry builds from connectivity differences constitutional isomerism to stereoisomerism to conformational analysis. That is why using the coursepack of old exams has to be approached thoughtfully: those facts will not be on your tests. Your grade will be based on your cumulative performance towards the course total of 600 points. Checking out will create a practice exam pdf for you, as well as a solutions pdf. In addition to the impact on your grade, the fact that your probation removes an indication of academic action from your transcript does not mean it disappears.
Ideas should be tried out. Read ahead for general meaning, multiple readings of information makes better connections. Learn to do the right thing — even when no one is watching. If you only have a mathematical error: explain why and where you think the points were added incorrectly. Math 105 Math 115 Math 116 Math 216 Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3. In fact, we need to be on the lookout for misconduct precisely because the decisions made by most students are the right ones, and as leaders we need to support them and act on their — that is, your — behalf.
College is the start of your professional life, and professional careers begin at graduation. Mistakes can linger because memories are long, and the cost of being a person who is considered untrustworthy far outweighs the benefits of that 5 points on an examination. Alternate times are for demonstrated conflicts only. Learn to understand what you know by also understanding what you do not know. We safeguard, as best we can, the security of this course. The course will generally follow the topics suggested by the text.
Everyone in the class should have the same opportunities. You may gain or lose points on problems when the independent re-grader goes through your exam. These hierarchical and elaborative features are generally not found in introductory survey courses like General Chemistry, where the objective is to introduce students to a number of different topics that are not necessarily linked in either specific content or theme. However, you should not expect or want! The more general intellectual skills that can be developed while learning this subject can be used as one of what will hopefully be one of many examples of problem-solving that a student encounters during their education. We do consider alternative answers that are consistent with the information, so you may see times when multiple answers are accepted.
Only exam mean and range values are determined for any individual examination. The students who took those exams did not have an answer key. Faculty members and advisors are often obliged to reveal such information in letters of recommendation. Re-grade requests for mathematical errors, can be fixed quickly and without a comprehensive re-grade of the entire exam, although all pages will be re-counted. You won't get a third attempt, not will we talk to you about it. The best thing, though, is for you to learn from your exam errors! If you feel an error has been made, print out a re-grade policy form found in the resources section of Course tools and use the back of the form to write out the error, pointing specifically to the problem, and attach the form to your exam. Documented cases of cheating are automatically sent to Academic Actions.
Here's the real scoop on this subject: it is typically unlike your previous experience with science classes, so people's expectations about science tend to get in the way of their being able to approach the subject with a fresh and unbiased eye. The courses are elaborative because the more detailed discussions that occur later in the first term and throughout the second reflect back to provide a greater depth of understanding of the foundational ideas. Exam Shops Exam Shops Here are the exam shops and problems pages for all the exams in Math 105, 115, 116, and 216. Use the coursepack the right way! The subject matter in Chemistry 210 and Chemistry 215 is organized both hierarchically and elaboratively. Learning how to solve unfamiliar organic chemistry problems is also an opportunity to develop skills that go beyond the factual subject matter. Letter grades are not assigned for individual examinations.