Guide to Exams
Your exam will be given during the entire class period on Thursday, October 29.
You only need to
bring with you something to write with, preferably with blue or black ink or a pencil.
You will have 50
minutes (12:30-1:20 pm) to answer questions from each of the following categories.
These will be drawn from the identification sheets for the pages in Noble, which will be examined; for
the Oct. 29th exam, those will be all of the ones in Unit 2.
You should be able to provide basic
information for each ID in each
of these five
categories: who, what, when, where, and why.
this as a slightly larger and more thoughtful version of what your TAs and I write for the fill-in-the-
blanks for the quizzes: 2-3 sentences instead of 1 sentence. For further and more specific guidelines
about what each category includes, see the beginning of your study guides where it describes the
requirements in detail.
These study guides are available online and in your Reader.
Worth approximately half of the points, the most important part of each id is the WHY, also known as
Section discussions, lecture, and reading in both Noble and your Reader should guide
What WHY asks you to do is to synthesize your learning for this part of the course.
guidelines are on the first study guide, but let me repeat one KEY part of writing identifications:
DO NOT link their significance to events in the modern world
If you find yourself
linking the significance to "the modern world," "our times," "the present," etc., you need
to revise your answer by going over the reading and class notes again.
There will be two
categories of ids, and five
ids in each category.
You will need to write on
ids from each
Each id will be worth five
points, for a total of 30 points, so you
should allow about 15-20 minutes to write all of them.
At the exam you will be given two
topics for essays, and you must write on ONE.
These topics will be
variations of the topics and questions you've had in your study guides, so if you know that material there
will not be any surprises.
An A essay will have the following qualities: