I found out what I needed to do, to prepare for the exam. I approached the professor and explained my situation. She told me to look at the books with the answers before hand. I started looking through them, and it occurred to me that I had to make up answers for the assignment on my own.
When I sat down to do my organic chemistry exam, I prepared the answers by jotting them down onto my work space. This proved very difficult when I couldn’t find my old notes on the table. I was really uncomfortable as I stood up and searched for my old notes. I started looking for something to hide behind, but what I found was exactly what I was looking for.
I started looking for anagrams. I put together a list of letters I knew. I found out a few clues about words and I was able to find them. I wrote the words down in the table and I made my solution on the back of my assignment.
The biggest problem I had was that I didn’t need to write down any of the answers. I had already made them up on the spot, so I didn’t need to use my own words. I just used random words and made up answers.
In order to find the right answers, I read through the assignment again and I started looking for words that I remembered from my notes. Ihad two days to prepare and if I had used this time wisely, I would have been better prepared for the exam.
The assignment asked for me to take each step of the chemical formulas and write it out by hand. I wrote down every word as I did. It was very easy because I knew what I was doing. I just needed to look at the books and find the answer that I was looking for.
Keep in mind that we don’t just come up with the answers without preparation. You need to study the lecture notes. If you have a note that is really hard to figure out, you can still look for it in the notes.
You need to find words that you use all the time. When I went online to find anagrams, I found a few that were perfect for the assignment. In fact, I used about half of the word that I found.
We never discussed the chemicals in the lectures, but the lectures always tell us what we need to remember. I got ahead of myself with the homework and I made some very stupid mistakes. I learned how to make up answers and I learned what a mistake looks like.
The whole class was in charge of doing the homework for me. I was lucky that I was the only one doing it. I didn’t tell them what I was doing. I just put my work away in a paper bag and went about my business.
Now I know exactly what I needed to do when I sat down to do my organic chemistry exam. I looked through the books and I made up answers by hand. It wasn’t much fun, but it got done!