Dr. Jeff Lee
Review Material for Exam 1
After you watch the lecture videos and read the written lectures, do the work below to
help you understand the material. There is material from the lectures and from
Also, there is a map portion on the test (see below). The
questions and map part are separate from individual lectures. You can do those parts
any time before the exam.
As you do the homework, it is crucial that you actively think about the topics. Mindlessly
writing down words is not effective studying. You must understand the terms and
concepts. The exam questions will be taken from these topics, but while some questions
will simply involve knowing a definition, others will require you to make connections
between topics or show that you understand them when presented another way. Learn
ideas, not just words.
The primary purpose of this homework is to help you prepare for the exams, but you
also will submit each lecture on Blackboard, either as a .docx, .pdf, or .jpeg (if scanned).
Turn in one file for each lecture. (If you take photos of each page, you can insert them
into a Word document to make one file.) Your work should be readable but does not
have to be polished. The purpose is to help you understand. Note: turning in someone
else’s work as your own is plagiarism and a useless way to prepare for the exam.
The map part is straightforward memorization and that requires much time spent on
going over the map. Find a way to quiz yourself. If you wait until the last minute, you will
not have time to get the locations sufficiently embedded in your brain for the exam.
(Note: Future exams will not have this many locations to remember. On the other hand,
you should already know the continents and oceans.)
Review 1 (review material from Lecture 1)
What is Geography?
Humans affecting the environment
Environment affecting people
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