Government 2302 Study Questions Exam 1
In preparation for the examinations students MUST complete study questions associated with the chapter
readings before each exam.
Completing these study questions prior to the exams is MANDATORY.
will be graded from 0-5 points each.
The study questions do not have to be lengthy or written in complete
The point is to focus your mind on the central points raised by the readings.
1. Download the SQ and open in your word processing program.
2. Insert your answers using a
different font color
for your answers.
I prefer blue.
3. Upload your completed SQ using the Assignment Tool.
4. Always make a back-up of your work.
("The computer destroyed my files" is the contemporary version
of the "dog ate my homework."
It is the student's responsibility to have the questions submitted on time,
A malfunctioning computer is no excuse for late work.)
Do not cut and paste your answers into an e-mail message as this will disrupt the formatting.
I will return
all files with chaotic formatting.
(Take this warning seriously because I will have approximately 75 sets of
these questions to grade and, therefore, it is imperative that your assignments are properly formatted.
PREPARING FOR EXAMS
General Comments for Preparing for Exams
Preparation for exams should always begin with careful reading of the texts.
It is important to take good
notes while reading.
Underlining portions of the textbook is NOT advised.
Students who cognitively
assimilate the reading materials retain more information and material.
This is best accomplished by
careful note taking.
Underlining is a shortcut, and the results will show in your performance on the exam.
Before reading and taking notes on the texts, consult the Norton Resources for the appropriate chapter.
Here you will find summaries of the learning objectives, key points, and basic concepts for each chapter
Get a general sense of “feel” for what the textbook reading covers.
Do NOT use these
Resources as a shortcut for your reading.
After you have a general sense of what you will encounter in
the readings, turn to the text and begin reading and taking notes.
Always find the thesis of every
paragraph while you are reading.
Always ask yourself: “What is it the author is trying to convey here?”
After completing your reading and note taking, return to the Resources and review the materials again.
Have you covered the learning objectives?
Are you familiar with the basic terms?
Do you know the basic
facts and features of the topics?
If you are not comfortable with the learning objectives, etc., return to the
textbook for a review of those points you need to learn better.
Only when you have completed this process should you take the self-test.
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