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    Heyy! I was just wondering if anyone could me! I have been struggling a lot to answer multiple choice questions in chemistry! Grade boundaries for chemistry are already high and I really don't waste marks for silly mistakes!
    Do you have any advice?
    At the moment I am predicted A for maths, but B for both biology and chemistry.
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    (Original post by fiorella98)
    Heyy! I was just wondering if anyone could me! I have been struggling a lot to answer multiple choice questions in chemistry! Grade boundaries for chemistry are already high and I really don't waste marks for silly mistakes!
    Do you have any advice?
    At the moment I am predicted A for maths, but B for both biology and chemistry.
    Honestly I relate so much, Chemistry is a STRUGGLE - I’ve found that it’s best to leave multiple choice to the end and then I systematically work through the ones I find easiest to do (normally electron configurations and easy concentration calculations) then I divide my time evenly among the last hardest ones to try and get all of them covered. Tbh I’ve just sort of reached the conclusion where on the ones that I can’t do, I have like a 1 in 4 chance of picking the right answer so just go for a random letter. If I have time, I also like to work the maths ones backwards by substituting my answer in to check that it agrees with any other values/comments made in the original question.

    As I’m writing this I am coming to the realisation that I really don’t have any worthwhile advice for you, but rather, I am in the same boat 😂😂 today we got our mocks back and for one of the multiple choice questions, I had calculated the write answer, but instead of putting the letter corresponding to the answer in the box, I had just written my answer, so dropped the mark, and it is through mistakes like that, ladies and gentlemen, that I am going to fail chemistry a level!
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    (Original post by zoltek)
    Honestly I relate so much, Chemistry is a STRUGGLE - I’ve found that it’s best to leave multiple choice to the end and then I systematically work through the ones I find easiest to do (normally electron configurations and easy concentration calculations) then I divide my time evenly among the last hardest ones to try and get all of them covered. Tbh I’ve just sort of reached the conclusion where on the ones that I can’t do, I have like a 1 in 4 chance of picking the right answer so just go for a random letter. If I have time, I also like to work the maths ones backwards by substituting my answer in to check that it agrees with any other values/comments made in the original question.

    As I’m writing this I am coming to the realisation that I really don’t have any worthwhile advice for you, but rather, I am in the same boat 😂😂 today we got our mocks back and for one of the multiple choice questions, I had calculated the write answer, but instead of putting the letter corresponding to the answer in the box, I had just written my answer, so dropped the mark, and it is through mistakes like that, ladies and gentlemen, that I am going to fail chemistry a level!


    Our teacher told us to try "Chemistry for AS level" by John Older and Mike Smith (Hodder Education), apparently it has many multiple choice questions and the end of each chapter. I will try that one and see! But honestly, I already know I am going to lose so much marks for the multiple choice in the real exam!!
 
 
 
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