- Your midterm will be 120-minutes long, and administered during our Monday meeting section meeting of Week 6 (next week). You are required to bring an exam booklet with you to class that day, which you can purchase at the college/university bookstore.
- The midterm will be comprised of two parts: short-essay questions and identification terms. Short-essay questions are designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a solid understanding of the historical processes covered in the course thus far. Typically, a solid answer to one of these questions ranges in 2-3 hand-written pages in your exam booklet. Identification terms are designed to show you familiarity with some of the key dynamics, events, personalities, institutions, and social groups covered in the course thus far. Typically, a solid answer concerning an identification term will both define the term and explain its significance vis-a-vis the part of the course (weekly/daily topic) it was covered in (generally require 3-5 sentences)
- You will find a study guide for the first midterm available for download on the Reading and Assignment Schedule section of the course website, directly under the midterm assignment listing under Week 6. This study guide contains all possible questions and terms that will be on the midterm exam. However, you will only have to answer three of those questions and five of those terms during the exam. Please note that the choice of which questions and which terms will appear is at my discretion and you will not have a choice in the matter. Warning: Do not hedge your bets or take any gambles by trying to guess which terms or questions will be on the exam and thus study less than the complete study guide. Guessing wrong will cost you dearly on the exam and will not be accepted as an excuse to have your grade improved or given a second chance at the exam.
I encourage you to make use of our in-class time to ask questions, and also of my expanded office hours, which some of you already have.