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Unformatted text preview: STUDY GUIDELINES FOR EXAM #1
Friday, March 5th
The exam will be in three parts.
• Part 1 will be a series of multiple choice and true/false questions • Part 2 will be a series of short answer questions (1-2 sentence responses), and • Part 3 will be a series of short essay questions (I will give you four options and you
must respond to two of your choosing in essay form. This is where you will demonstrate
your ability to synthesize course material by using theory, terminology, and concepts that
we have been discussing in class thus far. These are not opinion pieces nor summaries,
but argumentative essays that will show me your breadth of understanding, as well as
your capacity to write a clear, concise, and well thought out response to a few
challenging questions. Be prepared to think critically and creatively. Successful essay
answers will be 2-3 pages in length (using blue books) and must cite articles, films,
and/or class lectures/discussions as support. This does not mean that you need to
memorize specific quotes (or even article titles), but that you must cite where a particular
concept came from (Wilchins, Young, etc.) in order to get full credit. Study suggestions:
• I recommend that you be familiar with the basic definitions of all Keywords that are listed
in the syllabus up to this point (I have posted this list in the Resources section of Sakai).
To “be familiar” means that you are able to use those Keywords in both your short
answer/essay responses, as well as recall those definitions for the multiple choice and
true/false questions. • Reacquaint yourself with all the articles we have read so far. Ask yourself whether you
know what the thesis or main argument is in each and if you will be able to use those
concepts effectively during the exam. • Review all notes taken during class and be ready to use the ideas discussed in
lectures/discussions critically and creatively in essay format. • If you have missed films and/or lectures, I recommend that you ask a classmate for
information about what has been covered. Remember that you are responsible for all
class material, regardless of any absences. As I mentioned in class, you will not be required to know the minute details of, for example,
Haitian history. However, I do expect that you will be able to use our discussion of Haiti in a
broader context as it relates to postcolonial theory, US imperialism, dependency paradigms,
and/or how images are used to reproduce certain stereotypes about so-called “Third World”
countries. GOOD LUCK! ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course WMGST 101 taught by Professor Perryman during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11