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A Fistful of Rice.
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Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At The New Year"
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Midterm Exam



When is it?

f2021 The LIVE CHATS for the Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be Tuesday, 28 September and Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 7:00-8:00 p.m. f2021 The Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be available Week 6, from 12:01 Monday, 4 October 2021 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday, 9 October 2021

What will be covered?

The midterm exam will be on all class materials up to and including the end of Week 5

This includes . . .

Eating Culture

 
Prologue: Setting the Anthropological Table
   
Ch. 1 Omnivorousness: Classifying Food
 
Ch. 2 Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production
   
Ch. 3 Mobile Ingredients: Roots, Routes, and Realities of Industrialized Agriculture
 
Ch. 4 Cooks and Kitchens
 
  Glossary (page through)
   

 Eating Culture

 

Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 15 "The forager"

    • Ch. 16 "The omnivore's dilemma"

    • Ch. 17 "The ethics of eating animals"

    • Ch. 18 "Hunting: the meat"

    • Ch. 19 "Gathering: the fungi"

    • Ch. 20 "The perfect meal"

 Omnivore's Dilemma

 

 

The Language of Food

    • "Introduction"

    • Ch. 1 "How to Read a Menu"

    • Ch. 2 "Entrée"

    • Ch. 3 "From Sikbāj to Fish and Chips"

The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

 

Videos

 

Slide Materials

How long should your answers be?

Answer: About three-fourths the length of 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

 


REM: Be Sure to Discuss items . . .

When an essay question asks you to discuss one or more items or features, that first of all does not mean to simply listing things.

It is OK to begin your answer essentially with a list of what you intend to discuss, but listing is only the beginning.

There are many ways to discuss an item or feature. Some time-honored recommended strategies include using/following . . . :

    The Journalist's Questions
 
  • Who
 
(descriptive)
 
 
  • What
 
(descriptive)
 
 
  • When
 
(descriptive)
 
 
  • Where
 
(descriptive)
 
     
 
  • How
 
(analytic)
 
 
  • Why
 
(analytic)
 
 


And you can do this for more than one subtopic

For example, you could have one set of "Journalist's Questions" for women's reality and a separate set for men's reality

And you could have still another for widows, etc., . . .


  • Time Sequence
    T1 ---> T2 ---> T3 ---> T4 ---> . . .

    (In this case T1, etc., can equal scenes in the video, for example)


  • Space Sequence

    S1 ---> S2 ---> S3 ---> S4 ---> . . .

    (In this case S1, etc., could equal the spacial scenes in the video)

    (In other cases -- but not so easy to do with the information provided in this film -- with S1, etc., you could describe situations East to West, for example)


  • N number of items

    "Ten itms define the importance of. . . .

    First, . . . .
    Second, . . . ."
    Third, . . . ."
    Finally, . . . ."

  • Most Important ---> Least Important:

    "The most important partition of . . . between Kypseli men and women is. . . ."

    "Next in importance to the men is . . . while women. . . ."

    "The least important to the men in Kypseli is . . . while women. . . ."

  • Comparison / Contrast

    Note how things are the same and how they are different. In the Kypseli case, a logical comparison / contrast would be with / between "The Divided Reality" of the women's world and the men's world.

     
    Women
     
    Men
    Item # 1
    similar
    different
     
    similar
    different
    Item # 2
    similar
    different
     
    similar
    different
    Item # 3
    similar
    different
     
    similar
    different
    Item # 4
    similar
    different
     
    similar
    different
    Item # N
    similar
    different
     
    similar
    different

     

    • Emic (the "insider's" view) / Etic (the "outsider's" view)

    • Ethnography (description) / Ethnology (analysis)

Be sure to 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:

 OWL (Online Writing Lab) Purdue University.
  Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Writing Essays for Exams


How many questions will there be?

Your exam will have four questions. They will be selected from the questions that appear on the annotated Midterm Exam Canvas Discussion Study Page.

Canvas will give you four of those questions at random after you sign on to the exam.

Pay attention to the annotations as the original questions are quite often modified to make them a bit clearer, or a little easier to answer in 15 minutes (about the amount of time you will have per question), or to ask for your personal opinion and / evaluation . . .


Will all of the questions in the annotated Midterm Exam Canvas Discussion Study Page be included?

No.

Not all of the questions on the annotated Midterm Exam Canvas Discussion Study Page will be in the pool for the exam.  Duplicate questions, or questions that are essentially duplicate questions, will not be included; that is to say that there will be only one question in the pool on any given central topic.

Also, some questions are better questions for the Final Exam.  If in my annotations it says something like, "this would be a better question for the Final Exam" that means that it will not be in the question pool for the Midterm Exam.  (That does not mean that it will be in the pool for the Final Exam, it just means that it will not be in the Midterm Exam question pool).


What are the "Current Affairs" Questions Like?

Your exam will have one or more "current affairs" questions, that basically ask(s) you to apply what you have learned so far in the Anthropology of Food class.

Sample from s2016 Midterm Exam

If you get a current affairs question, think about answering it in therms of what was covered in the "Orientation and Background" section of the course . . .

COURSE STRUCTURE
ANTH 3888 Anthropology of Food 
consists of three main segments:


  I Orientation and Background  
      Introduction  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
  II Explorations  
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic (holism slides.pptx  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project


The Course in a Nutshell

COURSE CONTENT
primarily comes from the following sources . . .

   
  • MAIN MEMO FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • IN-THE-NEWS . . .
  •    
  • VIDEO EXPLORATIONS . . .
  •    
  • SLIDE PRESENTATIONS . . .
  •    
  • READINGS FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • OTHER ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION . . .
  •    
  • MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMS . . .
  •    
  • RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • DISCUSSIONS . . . including your personal experiences
  •    
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • OTHER (optional) . . .
  • Course Structure
       

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Both the Midterm Exam and Final Exam are open-book/open-notes essay exams.

    So there should be very little work and effort spent on memorizing facts, other than, perhaps, where to go to find the information you are looking for.

    More Information on Exams: Midterm / Final 

     


    Other words of advice?

    If I were preparing for the exam (an open-book/open notes exam) I would focus on the questions on the annotated Midterm Exam Canvas Discussion Study Page, paying special attention to the annotations.

    I would also read over the Weekly Memos (in this case the Memos for Weeks 1-6). 

    And I would review the text materials (see above) and the materials from the in-class videos and slides.

    Videos

     

    Slide Materials


    Makeup Exam Information

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    This course is governed by the . . .

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    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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    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 in your Canvas Gradebook

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

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