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Chemistry 3A / 3AL



SLC Chemistry 3A/3AL Services:
Spring 2017

The SLC offers these services for students in Chem 3A/3AL this semester: Drop-in Tutoring (for Chem 3A/3AL), and Study Groups and Mock Exams (for Chem 3A only).

Open the appropriate links below to find out more about each of these services. 

Current SLC Announcements for Chem 3A Students:

  • Update (Apr 28):
    The SLC Mock Exam for the Chem 3A final will be Wednesday, May 3rd from 6-9pm in 100 GPB. 

  • Update (Apr 28):
    The SLC Science Drop-in tutoring Area will be open MTuW 10-3 during RRR week.  We will then close for the semester so that our tutors can study for their finals too!

  • Update (Apr 24): 
    SLC Study Groups will each have one last meeting on Mon/Tues of RRR week at their usual room and time. 

  • The SLC Science Program has restarted its Facebook page:
    Besides posting SLC updates, we'll also be giving study tips, spotlighting current and alumni tutors, and more!  We hope you "like" the page!

SLC Study Groups - Description

Study Groups meet 2 hours a day, twice each week. In groups, a study group leader coaches the group by reviewing course material, answering questions, working examples to illustrate course concepts, providing worksheets for students to work on together, and helping students develop effective study strategies.

Additionally, one of the SLC's Chem 3A Study Groups this semester has a CNR (College of Natural Resources) theme. What makes this study group unique is that there will be special emphasis on choosing examples and problems that both illustrate the material being learned in Chem 3A and also illustrate how the Chem 3A topics being learned are applicable to CNR majors. The group is primarily intended for CNR students and those students whose academic or career interests are related to at least one of the CNR majors.

How to Join: 

  • As long as you attend the group you were assigned to, you are guaranteed to be in a study group.
  • If you want to join a study group that you were not placed in or want to switch to a different study group, just attend any study group below that is not marked as Full.  Be sure to sign the attendance sheet when you attend and you should be added to the study group. As long as the group does not exceed the capacity of the room, you will be allowed to join.
  • If a group is full, then students will be required to attend the study group at least once a week to avoid being dropped from the group.
  • To join the CNR-focused group, email and say whether you are in CNR and why you specifically want to be in a CNR group.

SLC Chem 3A Study Group Schedule

Time Group Leader Location Status
MW 9-11am Jenn R 113 Chavez

May 1 is the last group meeting

MW 1-3pm Chris L 113 Chavez May 1 is the last group meeting
Currently FULL.  New students should not join this week.
MW 3-5pm Maya K 56 Barrows May 1 is the last group meeting
Open to new students.
MW 6-8pm Chris Y

Mondays in B51 Hildebrand, and
Wednesdays in 229 Dwinelle

May 1 is the last group meeting
Open to new students.

TuTh 10am-noon Jeff L 113 Chavez May 2 is the last group meeting
Open to new students.

TuTh 5-7pm
(CNR-focused group)

Joseph M

115 Chavez

May 2 is the last group meeting
Currently CLOSED.  New students should not join this week.

TuTh 6-8pm Sarah G 241 Cory May 2 is the last group meeting


Drop-in Tutoring for Chem 3A/3AL

SLC Chem 3A/3AL Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

RRR week Chem 3A/3AL tutoring hours will be MTuW 10-3.

These are the weekly hours of Chem 3A/3AL Drop-in tutoring:
Mon 10-4;
Tues 10-3;
Wed 10-3:
Thurs 10-4;
Fri 10-1.

See this week's schedule with actual tutor hours here.

Location: Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on the 2nd floor of the Chávez Student Center.

The SLC provides Drop-in tutoring for all students in Chem 3A and 3AL. Students can come in and talk to a tutor on a first-come, first served basis. The tutors work with students individually or sometimes in small groups, and can answer questions about lectures, course texts, homework problems, sample exams and labs.


How to Sign Up:

No prior signing-up is required.  Just come to the Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on 2nd floor Chávez during an open hour for your class.  Be sure to sign-in at the Drop-in computer when you arrive and then go have a seat at the "General Chemistry" tutoring tables.

Students and tutors working together on Organic Chemistry in the SLC Science Drop-in Tutoring Area.

Mock Exams

Mock Exams occur the weekend before each midterm or final in the course and are typically three hours long. At a Mock Exam, students will be given a practice exam written by the SLC and about an hour to work on it like it was a real exam. Then, tutors will go over the Mock Exam with an emphasis on providing tips on how to approach the real midterm or final.

Mock Exams are designed to assist students in self-assessing their comprehension of the course material and problem solving skills. Answers to Mock Exams are not printed or posted.


How to Sign Up

No prior signing up to attend Mock Exams is required and any student may attend any exam.  The schedule of each Mock Exam will always be posted here and also typically through the actual lecture.


Schedule of Mock Exams
Mock Exam for: Time and Location:
Midterm #1: Saturday, Feb 25 from 10am-1pm in 2050 VLSB.
Midterm #2: Saturday, April 8 from 10am-1pm in 2050 VLSB.
Final Exam:

Wednesday, May 3 from 6-9pm in 100 GPB.


An SLC study group leader presenting at an SLC Chemistry 3A Mock Exam.


Receive SLC email updates about our Chem 3A services.

The SLC periodically emails students in each class to update them on changes in what are services and schedules are.  If you would like to receive these emails (no more than 4 emails per semester will be sent), sign up below. 


How to Sign Up:

Request to get occasional emails about SLC/Chem 3A or to change the email we use to reach you.