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1 When and where are tests and exams?
Quizzes for each chapter are available from anywhere at any time.
Tests and the final exam will be proctored and must be taken in assigned rooms during specified times.
Times and locations are posted on the
link on the wiki.
2 What material is covered?
The content page provides a checklist of the items we cover from the book. The quizzes should give you a good feeling for the question types and expected answers.
3 Are the tests open book?
NO - ignore any comments in the lectures to the contrary.
4 When will the grading for each question be released?
Unless otherwise specified, you will be able to see which questions you missed right after the testing session is closed. Make sure to identify which questions you got wrong and revisit the corresponding recorded lecture module. If you still don't see where you went wrong, e-mail the instructor, outlining your approach to the problem.
5 Is WebCT/Blackboard available at all times?
No. Aside from technical problems that are generally fixed fairly quickly when reported, WebCT and Drexel One have scheduled down times. Make sure to check for these scheduled downtimes if you were counting on having access to WebCT. The link to the scheduled downtimes is
6 How do I resolve technical problems?
Either physically go to the Korman center and talk to a consultant or look for
. General computer support can also be reached at 215-895-2698.
7 Why do I not get the correct answers on tests after grading?
It is your responsibility to go through the questions you got wrong, review that material again and attempt to solve those questions again. It is also your responsibility to ask to review certain questions or topics that are unclear at the workshops. You can also e-mail the instructor your questions.
8 Why are there more questions on the make-up with the same amount of time?
So you will take the first test seriously. You should be taking the first test with the objective of doing well on it. This means preparing well doing quizzes and asking questions well ahead of time over the course of the term.
9 Why do I get email notices from SAS about my exam room and time that conflict with the times in WebCT?
The exam room and time are automatically generated for each class. Ignore. Same rooms and rules as for tests.
10 Can I take the online course if it conflicts with another course?
Yes. But it will be necessary to override. Contact the instructor to do this.
11 What do I do if my computer crashes during the test?
As long as you clicked “save” for each response, you can go to another computer and resume the test.
12 What is the best way to study organic chemistry?
a) Keep up with the lectures.
b) As soon as you can try the quizzes.
c) For every quiz question and problem that you don’t fully understand, find the part of the lecture that covers that topic and listen again.
d) Make a list of the concepts and questions that you don’t fully grasp and email your questions sooner rather than later.
e) After your test, go through each question that you don’t fully understand why you got it wrong and email your questions to the instructor.
f) When you ask a question show the instructor how far you got so that the conceptual block can be uncovered. Otherwise you might as well just listen to the recording again.
g) Assume responsibility for managing your time so that all your concerns will be addressed in time.
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