IAH_exam_1_essays_SS08 - IAH 206 Ferkany Part I. Self,...

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IAH 206 Self, Society, and Technology Spring 2008 Ferkany Exam 1 Review Guide and Essay Questions Meagher, Valadas Part I. Be prepared to answer definition, multiple choice, or true false questions about: techno-optimism, techno-pessimism, techno-realism, technology, techne , technological systems, revenge effects, well-being, hedonism, objective-list theory, perfectionism, abatement, adaptation, the various senses of responsibility, cost-benefit analysis, the Enlightenment and technocratic conceptions of progress. Part II. You will have to write three essays total, two of my choosing, one of your own choosing. Each is worth 10 points. There are seven below. You should study and prepare answers to all of them. How you should answer these: a. First make sure you understand what information the question is asking you for. Misunderstanding this is probably the most common cause of error. b. Answer every part of the question. Most questions ask you to carry out two or more tasks. Make sure you know what they are and complete each. c. Give your answer as if to someone unfamiliar with the material we’ve studied . That is, assume that your reader doesn’t already know what you’re talking about. Explain any technical ideas and state every step of your reasoning. This is necessary in order to show me that you understand the material (the point of the exam!), not that you understand that I understand the material and will
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course IAH 206 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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IAH_exam_1_essays_SS08 - IAH 206 Ferkany Part I. Self,...

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