Review%2C+Final+Exam+2010

Review%2C+Final+Exam+2010 - American Studies Department...

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American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University American Studies 263, American Folklore Final Exam Review Fall 2010 The final examination will take place on Thursday, December 16th , between 9:00 and 11:00 am at Ruth Adams 001 on the Douglass Campus. Please bring a #2 pencil with an eraser for the objective section and a ballpoint pen for the essay section. , Remember that you are allowed and encouraged to bring a legal crib sheet that is explained in your syllabus. Please note that the essay qustion is worth 100 points and the objective questions are also worth 100 points, for a total possible raw score of 200. This exam will not be graded on a raw percentage basis. Instead it will be graded more fairly on a curve, a statistical method of assigning grades designed to yield a distribution of grades among the students in a class. The term "curve" refers to the "bell curve," the graphical representation of the probability density of the normal distribution (also called the Gaussian distribution). Some strategies for studying: Go over all class notes and readings, emphasizing the main points. For class notes, ask you what the instructor was trying to explain. Learn definitions and key terms, and place them on your legal crib sheet. Get to know your classmates and review with a study group. Below is a study guide that explains the format of the exam, along with point values and sample questions. I. Essay Question (100 points) Below you will find a list of seven essay questions. I will choose two at random and they will appear on the final exam. Then you will respond to one of these two questions. You will have one blue book, and only one, in which to answer the question. Remember to use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax. How you write is just as important as what you write. Make sure your handwriting is legible. For essays, ballpoint pen is recommended for legibility. Below is a pool of questions to help guide your review. For your essay, I recommend the following outline be followed… Title Introductory Paragraph First Aspect or Example Explained Second Aspect or Example Explained Third Aspect or Example Explained Remarks and Conclusions 1
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1. Imagine that you are at home over the winter break and a respected uncle asks you what you have been studying in your folklore class. You respond that, among other things, you have been learning about the voodoo religion. Your devoutly religious uncle responds with shock, saying “Voodoo is a sinister practice, dealing with bloody animal sacrifices, evil zombies, dolls stuck with pins, and dancers gyrating through the hot night to the rhythm of drums.” How would you gently try to explain the voodoo belief system to a hostile sceptic? 2.
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