Monday, February 25, 2008
I recently posted sample exams for CHEM 233. While I think studying from samples can be dangerous since this sometimes encourages students to memorize material rather than learn it, the samples communicate clearly the type, formate and difficulty level of content to be tested. My aim was also to eliminate any disparity between students without samples and those who acquired old exams from classmates who had previously taken 233. My recommendation is to use the sample exams as an evaluation tool after you have studied the material. Review homework questions, assigned reading, course manual readings and prelab lecture notes first, then attempt one of the samples to gauge how well you understand the laboratory concepts and techniques.