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Understanding Global Cultures

  Fall Semester 2015


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Midsemester Exams

Essay Exams

  • Exam I

  • Final Exam

 

 

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General Information

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General Information

  • f2015 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 13 October 2015

    REM: Bring your Laptop
    Laptop
    Firefox
    Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

    browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).
  • The Midsemester exams will be four (4) open-book essay exams selected by Moodle at random from a list of questions, most of which will be condtributed by members of the class

    • Essay exams usually provide a better learning experience and, in addition, afford practice in writing

    • This is an open-book / open-notes exam

      • You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, and memos

      • You may also use references and materials from your other classes, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use

      • Bring your laptop

        • REM: Be sure to have your batteries charged

 

How long should your answers be?

Answer: About the same length as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

The question of length is a good one. It's also a difficult one to answer as it depends on the question itself, your style of writing, the detail which you give to your examples, and—since this is an open-book exam where you basically could prepare questions in advance and then cut and paste from other sources (with proper credit given to those sources)—a good answer can vary quite a bit in length.

At a minimum you should have a beginning, a middle, and an end (sometimes also known as introduction, body, conclusion).

You should also be sure to answer the question(s) asked, and if there are two, three or more parts to a question, be sure to answer all of them.

Be sure to give examples when you make a statement.

I think it is a good thing to have a look at the OWL's advice before every exam:

Writing Essays for Exams
 OWL logo--Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

To use their recommendations, a well focused, well organized, well supported, well packaged essay answer could be done (for most of the questions) in the equivalent of about a page and a half to two "normal" pages (double-spaced, one-inch margins, #11 or #12 font)—which is about 375-500 words.

How long was the Gettysburg Address?

263 or 268 or 270 words depending on which printed version you check

A standard "letter size" 8-1/2 X 11 sheet of paper has about 255 words, with a size 12 font

So your answer should be about one page long, two if you use the Owl's recommendations

 

 

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Midterm Exam

  • The first exam will cover materials up to and including Day (12) of Week 06
    • This includes the lecture materials, in-class videos, E-mails, the GCforum, the basic introductory materials of the texts, and the text and class materials on the following countries:

      • tba

    • This is an open-book / open-notes exam

      • You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, and memos

      • You may also use references and materials from your other classes, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use

      • You may bring and use your laptop

        • but you must upload your exam to your WebDrop folder at the end of the exam period
          <https://webdrop.d.umn.edu>

        • REM: Be sure to have your batteries charged

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This course is governed by the . . .

UMD Student Academic Integrity Policy

Office of Student Behavior > UMD Student Academic Integrity Office

<www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/integrity>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/integrity. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." -- UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the

UMD Conduct Code:

<http://www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/current/umd/gen/conduct.html>

<http://www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/code/>

"The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code (http://www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/code). Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." -- UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)


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