Review for Final Exam
The final exam is Tues, Dec 5, 7-10 PM, in
(Note change in location!)
The exam will be closed-notes/closed-book.
You must write in nonerasible pen and avoid
using white-out in order to be considered for a regrade.
Your handwriting must be legible; we
will disregard answers which cannot be deciphered.
The final exam is comprehensive
(with emphasis on material since the midterm)
and will cover:
the supplemental readings since the midterm,
including the article
Caring for a Dying Continent
The Age of AIDS, part 2, Surviving AIDS
Dealing with the Demon, part 3, AIDS in Africa
the second half of
My Own Country
the assigned reading in
AIDS, The Biological Basis
You are accountable for all the reading, even if I did not cover it in lecture.
However, you do
not have to know the molecular details in more depth than I presented in lecture.
The final exam will be
of your grade.
There are no make-up exams unless you have a
DIRE emergency, which must be properly documented.
In that case I will offer you an oral
On the exams, there may be
about the reading, guest speakers, or videos.
Answering essay questions is not quite the same as answering shorter questions, because it is
a point or argument.
Just because you offer your opinion, or touch on
each of the points does not mean you will get full credit.
Full credit requires that you present a
thoughtful and well-developed
(which does not mean lengthy!) answer, supported by
and compelling reasoning and material from the reading or video
Please keep in mind that
accomplishing this in a
way is far more impressive than rambling on unnecessarily or
To a certain extent, your response will be compared to those of your classmates
and judged according to the quality of the answers we see from the class as a whole.
So do not
complain later about your score on such a question assuming that just because you answered it
you would automatically get full credit. Grading essays is not an exact science, like grading
other types of questions.