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SOSC 2210 MidTerm Exam December 2013.pdf

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Department
Social Science
Course
SOSC 2210
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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SOSC  2210           Mid-­‐Term  Exam  Preparation  Guide     December  2013     I.  Exam  Format   The  final  exam  will  be  three  hours  long,  and  will  be  held  on  Tuesday  December  17 ,  from  7:00pm  -­‐  10:00pm,  in  the  Rexall  Centre.   The  exam  will  consist  of  three  sections.    The  first  section,  worth  30%  of  the  exam,  will  present  a  list  of  concepts,  from  which  you  will   choose  six  (6)  to  define  and  explain  their  significance  to  the  understanding  of  labour  relations  in  Canada.    The  second  section,  also   worth  30%,  will  present  a  series  of  short-­‐answer  questions,  of  which  you  will  do  two  (2).    The  third  section,  worth  40%  of  the  exam,   will  consist  of  essay  questions,  of  which  you  will  do  one  (1).    In  each  section,  you  will  have  ample  choice.  The  exam  is  worth  20%   of   your  final  grade.  There  will  be  no  study  aids  permitted  in  the  exam.                     II.  Preparation   On  the  second  page  of  this  guide  are  the  short-­‐answer  and  essay  questions  from  which  the  exam  will  be  drawn.    For  the  short   answer  section,  only  4  of  the  6  appearing  here  will  be  on  the  exam,  and  you  will  have  to  do  two.    In  other  words,  you  will  have  to  be   prepared  to  answer  four  of  the  questions  in  order  to  be  covered.    Similarly,  for  the  essay  section,  only  2  of  the  3  questions  will  be  on   the  exam,  of  which  you  will  do  one.    You  will  have  to  prepare  for  2  of  these  questions  in  order  to  be  prepared  for  the  exam.    Some   things  to  keep  in  mind:   • Because  you  are  receiving  the  exam  questions  in  advance,  the  expectations  in  terms  of  organization  and  detail  will  be  som ewhat   higher  than  in  a  regular  sit-­‐down  exam.       • Prepare  a  detailed  point-­‐form  outline  for  each  of  your  answers  in  advance.    The  outlines  for  your  essay  questions  should  include   your  main  argument  /  answer  to  the  question  asked,  the  order  in  which  you  will  present  your  sub-­‐arguments,  and  the  examples   you  will  use  to  illustrate  your  arguments.    You  will  not,  however,  be  permitted  to  use  these  outlines  in  the  actual  exam.  Also,   simply  reproducing  lecture  slides  will  not  be  enough.   • Create  a  list  of  key  terms  used  throughout  the  term  and,  using  both  the  lectures  and  relevant  readings,  create  a  glossary  or   dictionary  which  includes  a  definition  of  the  term,  examples  or  historical  facts  related  to  the  term,  and  a  number  of  ways  it  is   significant  to  our  understanding  of  labour  relations  in  Canada.     • You  may  also  wish  to  study  together  in  preparation  for  the  exam;  however,  be  careful  that  you  do  not  collaborate   inappropriately  and  produce  stock  answers  which  will  be  considered  copying  /  cheating.    If  you  do  collaborate,  focus  on   brainstorming  and  sharing  ideas  in  point-­‐form,  and  then  put  those  ideas  in  your  own  words.     III.  Writing  the  Exam   • Bring  your  York  picture  ID  and  a  watch  so  you  can  keep  track  of  time.     • Distribute  your  time  according  to  the  relative  weight  of  each  section.    There  is  no  advantage  in  spending  extra  time  writing  a   perfect  answer  for  one  question  if  you  leave  another  unanswered  or  poorly  done.    Answer  all  the  questions,  and  spend  an   appropriate  amount  of  time  and  effort  on  each  to  maximize  your  chances  of  a  good  grade.       • Leave  some  time  to  review  each  answer.     • Some  very  general  and  minimum  guidelines  for  length  of  answers:  concepts  should  be  a  paragraph  of  at  least  3 -­‐4  sentences.     Short  answer  questions  should  be  at  least  1  page  in  length,  single-­‐spaced.    Essay  questions  should  be  a  minimum  of  5  pages,   double-­‐spaced.     IV.  E
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