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Chemistry 1A & 1AL

**Spring 2018 Announcement: The Spring 2018 Chem 1A study group schedule, including locations, has been posted. Study groups will begin Monday/Tuesday of Week 4. 

Update 03/16/18: The MW 9-11AM Study Group is cancelled for the remainder of the semester. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Update 03/12/18: Drop-in hours for Week 9 posted.  


About Study Groups

Study Groups meet 2 hours a day, twice each week. In groups, a study group facilitator guides 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.

How to Join

  • Study group attendance is flexible and allows students to attend at any point during the semester. Of course, more is gained from consistent attendance! Just attend the session that works best with your schedule and add your name and SID to the sign-in sheet. 

  • Study Groups begin the 4th week of instruction (i.e. week of 02/05/18) and continue until the end of instruction. Most room locations are located in César Chavez. 

  • If a group is full, then students may be asked to attend the study group at least once a week to assure their space in the group.

Chemistry 1A Study Group Schedule

Time Group Leader Location Status
MW 9-11am    

Cancelled (updated 3/16/18)

MW 2-4pm Anirudh R 222 Wheeler Open to new students.
MW 7-9pm Edar L 2nd floor Lecture Area (by Science Drop-in) Open to new students.

TuTh 7-9pm

Will S

2nd floor Lecture Area (by Science Drop-in)

Open to new students.


Drop-in for Chemistry 1A & 1AL

SLC Chem 1A/1AL Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

For Week 9:

Monday: 10-4PM
Tuesday: 10-4PM
Wednesday: 10-4PM
Thursday: 10-4PM
Friday: 10-4PM

The most up to date schedule is 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 1A and 1AL. 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.

Practice Exams

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

Practice Exams occur the weekend before each midterm or final in the course and are typically three hours long. At the start of the session, students will be given a practice exam written by the SLC and have approximately an hour to work on it as if it was a real exam. Peer facilitators will then review the Practice Exam with an emphasis on synthesis and understanding of core concepts, all the while providing tips on how to approach the course midterm or final.

How to Sign Up

Advanced registration is required for all practice exams. Acceptance is on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to seating availability. The exam location will be announced via email a day in advance.

The schedule of each Practice Exam will always be posted here and also typically through the professor's lecture.

Schedule of Practice Exams
Practice Exam for: Time and Location:
Midterm #1: N/A
Midterm #2:

Sunday 3/4/18 10-12pm and 1-3pm

Monday 3/5/18, 9-11am, 2-4pm, and 7-9pm

Location: To be sent out to registrants the day before

Midterm #3: Coming soon
Final Exam:

Coming soon