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Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 06:56 (06:56 AM) CST, day 326 of 2017

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End of Semester Exam


Final Exam Rubrics

  • The End of Semester Exam will be an open-book / open-notes essay exam made up of the questions on the annotated Wiki Study Page? You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, memos, and a Ouija board. You may also use references and materials from your other classes and the web, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use.

  • What will be covered?

  • How long should the answers be?

  • When is it?

  • Other Useful Information

  • Make-up Exams

f2018 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Senior Seminar Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, 30 April 2018, 4:00-5:55 p.m. in Cina 214. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.


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).


s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

What will be covered?

The Final Exam will be on all class materials up to and including the end of Week 6

  • This includes the lecture materials, in-class videos, E-mails, the Forum, the basic introductory materials of the text, and the text and class materials.

 

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition, by John H. Bodley

     
Ch. 1.
 

General Review: Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems

.    
Ch. 2.   General Review: Scale, Adaptation, and the Environmental Crisis
     
Ch. 3.   Natural Resources and the Culture of Consumption
.    
Ch. 4.   Malnutrition and the Evolution of Food Systems
.    
Ch. 5.   Commercial Factory-Food Systems
     
Ch. 6.   Population ProblemĀ 
     
Ch. 7.   Poverty and Conflict
     
Ch. 8.   The Future

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

Videos

    All videos through the end of Week 15

    List of Videos

    .

    Class Materials

    All class materials through the end of Week 15, including materials from Group Research Presentations

    "Optional Resources" may be used in answering the exam questions, but they are not, strictly speaking, required

How long should your answers be?

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.

Makeup Exam Information

Blue book for exams.

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General Information

Final Exam

Check your grade in your Moodle logo. Gradebook

Sample Exam Format

Use "The Curve" to figure out your letter grade

     ~ "The Strike Zone"

     ~ Information on Standard Deviation (sometimes useful for interpreting your grade)

Criteria for Grading College Papers


Academic Integrity Policies


Incompletes

Useful Information

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

UMD Study Strategies

Test Taking Strategies

Learning Styles


Listening Skills

Notetaking

Special Facilities / Arrangements

Text Assignments Summary

Basic Information About the Text

Extra Help

Writing a Senior Thesis in Anthropology -- Resources for Seniors, Reed College

    Exams
(up to 1000 points)
   
A.
Midterm
(for up to 400 points)
   
B.
Final
(for up to 600 points)
       
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General Information

  • f2018 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Senior Seminar Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, 30 April 2018, 4:00-5:55 p.m. in Cina 214. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.


    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).


    • s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

  • f2018 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Senior Seminar Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, 30 April 2018, 4:00-5:55 p.m. in Cina 214. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.


    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).


    • s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

      [6 questions randomly generated from a pool of questions made up of the questions from the Final Exam wiki for up to 600 points]

  • Once you begin you exam you will have two and hours to complete it

    • BE SURE TO UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS BEFORE YOUR TIME EXPIRES

    • MOODLE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO UPLOAD YOUR ANSWERS AFTER TIME HAS ELAPSED

  • The Final will be an open-book essay exam

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

    • You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, memos, a laptop, and a Ouija board. You may also use references and materials from your other classes and the web, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use.

    • Bring and use your laptop

      • You must upload your exam to your Moodle folder by the end of the exam period

Final Exam

  • The exam will cover materials up to and including the end of Week 15

  • Some of the questions will be cumulative, but most will focus on the materials covered since the midsemester exam.

  • This includes the lecture materials, in-class videos, e-mails, the Forum, the basic introductory materials of the texts, and the text and class materials.

  • There will also be questions available on the final asking you to compare and contrast things in two or more items included in the entire semester

    • these comparison/contrast questions will include countries covered earlier in the semester

  • This is an open-book 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 and use your laptop

      • but you must upload your exam to your Moodle folder by the end of the exam period

      • REM: Be sure to have your batteries charged

  • The final exam counts up to 600 400 points (6 4 X up to 100)

  • You must answer the six (6) four (4) questions on the final randomly generated by “James” from the pool of questions put together from the study questions on the Wiki. Each question is worth up to 100 points each.

    They may include . . .

    • At least one current affairs question

      There could also be one question on a major topic during the semester that for one reason or another doesn’t happen to end up in the Wiki list. You could also have on your exam a theoretical question on a major topic that may also have not made it onto the Wiki list (one that attempts to have you bring together and synthesize various major topics of the semester).

      • You could also have on your exam one theoretical question on a major topic that may also have not made it onto the Wiki list (one that attempts to have you bring together and synthesize various major topics of the semester)

    A caveat: there is always a possibility that there might be some very last-minute fast-breaking current-affairs news announced (that's announced too late to make it onto the Wiki list) that might also be included in the pool from which the four questions are taken. But it would have to be closely related to a topic that you have studied during the semester.

  • There will be a live Final Exam chat on Moodle—for last-minute questions about the exam. Join in; the live chat for the midterm was fun, and useful:

s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

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Sample Exam Format

Anthropology Senior Seminar

End of Semester Exam

22 November 2017

Answer the six (6) four (4) questions randomly selected from the question pool. Keep in mind that there is more than one approach you can take in answering these questions. Follow these guidelines: .

  • Organize your answer before you begin

  • Where appropriate, be sure to state:
    • What or who something is
    • Where it occurred or is located
    • Why it is important
    • When it occurred
    • How it happened or how it works

  • State YOUR position or approach clearly

  • Cite specific examples or references to support your statements

  • Mention problem areas or other relevant materials which you would like to consider further in a more thorough statement. That is, when you're finished with your answer, what major questions are still left unanswered?

  • Summarize your argument or discussion

  • Where appropriate use materials from more than one region of the world

  • Remember that your responses should have a beginning, a middle, and an end

  • Do not discuss any topic or country at length in more than one question

  • For the questions indicated, do not write on any country for which you were one of the presentors

.


The six four exam questions will be taken from the pool of questions that you and your classmates generate on the Final Exam question wiki

    • The pool will include at least one current affairs question
    • The pool will include one question allowing you to make up and answer a question

See details and my comments in the Moodle wiki

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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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Makeup Exams
  1. With prior consent of the instructor, you may take makeup exams at any of the times scheduled by the Sociology-Anthropology Department. These times will also be announced in class. If you are taking the exam in person, pick up your makeup exam in Cina 228, not the classroom. If you are taking the exam on-line, please e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu to schedule a time.

  2. It usually takes several days for makeup exams to be returned to you

  3. Makeup Exam scores will be posted as soon as they are ready on the web on Moodle logo..

  4. Use "The Curve" to figure out your letter grade


Useful Information

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

UMD Study Strategies

Test Taking Strategies

Learning Styles


Listening Skills

Notetaking

Special Facilities / Arrangements

Text Assignments Summary

Basic Information About the Text

Extra Help

Writing a Senior Thesis in Anthropology -- Resources for Seniors, Reed College

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