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Chemistry 3A & 3AL

**Spring 2018 Announcement: The Spring 2018 Chem 3A study group schedule, including locations, has been posted. Study groups will begin Monday/Tuesday of Week 4.

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 3A Study Group Schedule

Time Group Leader Location Status
MW 10-12pm Dao K.

201A Chávez

Open to new students.

MW 11-1pm Chris L. 113 Chávez Open to new students
MW 5-7pm Maya K. 155 Kroeber Open to new students
MW 6-8pm Chris Y.

103 Moffitt
(Don't forget Cal ID to access Moffitt! Updated 02/21/18)

Open to new students

TuTh 6-8pm      Cancelled (Updated 02/07/18)

Drop-in for Chemistry 3A & 3AL

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

For Week 9:

Monday: 10-2:30PM, 3-4PM
Tuesday: 10-4PM
Wednesday: 10-1:30PM, 2-4PM
Thursday: 10-11, 11:30-4PM
Friday: 10-1PM, 2-4PM

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 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 "Organic 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 Time: Sun., Feb. 18, from 10-1PM
Location: RSVP to receive location
Midterm #2 To be determined
Final Exam To be determined