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Alchemist Workshops

Alchemist workshops

What are Alchemist Workshops?

  • Drop-in study sessions that are staffed by students with strong chemistry backgrounds who have received mentoring instruction through the Dean’s office.
  • Alchemists work with students individually as time allows and they facilitate group collaboration.
  • Working in groups is helpful -

    It helps students to see that there is often more than one way to approach a problem.

    It gives students a chance to verbalize their understanding of concepts to fellow students.

    Explaining material to others often helps to deepen one’s own understanding.
  • See the schedule below to determine when and where the workshops for your course meet.
FALL 2019 Workshops (subject to change)
Course Room Alchemists When
Chem 10 KH 115 & 116

Eva Karolczak, John Kim, Linda Lin

Sunday 8-10 PM
Chem 10 KH 115 & 116 Omar Saleh, Ryan Stanton, Ming Ray Xu Tuesday 8-10 PM

Chem 10

KH 115 & 116 David Chang, Aye Kyaw, Hee-Yon Park Thursday 8-10 PM
Chem 10HN SC 264 Lucas Heinzerling Monday 8-10 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Sajal Akkipeddi, Steven Chen Sunday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181

Calvin Chan, Dong Ok Kim

Monday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Erik-Stephane Stankofski, Ariana Yett Tuesday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Noah Cheng, Isaac Satz Wednesday 7-9 PM
Chem 44 SC 161 Rajiv Potluri Monday 7:30-9:30 PM
Chem 48 SC 264 Elizabeth Erler Wednesday 7-9 PM
Chem 56 SC 102 Kenji Yoshi Thursday 7-9 PM

Who are workshops for?

  • Anyone currently taking a chemistry course listed in the schedule above.
  • Individuals and groups are welcome, so encourage your classmates to attend with you.

How do I effectively use workshops?

  • Drop in to a workshop any time while it is in session. When you enter the classroom, sign in, have a seat and an alchemist will assist you as soon as she or he is available.
  • To make the most of your time in workshop, first try problems on your own and bring your questions to ask the alchemist.
  • Bring your class notes and text book as these are helpful references for both you and the alchemist.
  • Reread your class notes. If there was something during lecture that you did not understand, ask about it.
  • Do not expect to be able to start and finish your homework assignments during a single workshop.
  • Do not expect to get individual attention the entire time you are in workshop, other students may also have questions for the alchemists.
  • Bring coursework or homework to work on while the alchemist is assisting other students.
  • The alchemists are here to help you succeed, not to do your coursework for you. They will not do problems for you or just give you answers.
  • Attend workshop with classmates so that you can share ideas and work together.