Midterm and Final Exams
THERE ARE TWO EXAMS IN THIS COURSE:
MIDTERM EXAM (40% OF GRADE)
FINAL EXAM (60% OF GRADE)
Below is some information that you should keep in mind regarding each of
these exams (see course Schedule for dates)
Mid Term Exam
To be held in Session SIX, during class time – worth 40% of your grade
Length: 2.5 hours.
It is an CLOSED book exam : No aids/NO dictionaries
can be used.
It is a "thinking exam". That is, it require a sound
understanding of the material contained in Sessions 1 to 4
Exam is marked out of 80 and is converted into a percent out of 100.
To be held during final exam week – date to be announced.
Length: 3 hours
Closed book exam: No aids/NO dictionaries can be used.
This final exam will NOT be cumulative – only material AFTER midterm will be
PREPARING FOR THE EXAMS
Keep up with the material. Do not try to "cram" for the exams! You must be
sufficiently familiar with the material to be able to read and respond to the questions in the allotted time. This course requires consistent work – ie. Keep up
with the readings and grapple with the cases well in advance of the exam date.
The same advice holds true for the final exam. You simply cannot cram for this.
Summarize the readings and create your own notes. The powerpoint slides
are just a guide to the topics we'll examine. You should be writing complete notes
– which may also involve summarizing the key ideas from the readings for each
Practice applying concepts rather than simply memorizing them! The
exams attempt to assess your understanding of the course concepts - a central
measure of "understanding" is an individual's ability to apply the learned
concepts to different situations. Through tackling the assigned cases, through
class participation, through reading the popular press, you will be given ample
opportunity to pr