Exam I Set Up
The exam will be broken down as follows:
- There will be a short, multiple choice question section (7-10 questions) that will review key concepts from lecture/readings.
- There will be an essay section. Only ONE prompt will be given. In your response to the given prompt, you must provide evidence that you have understood the reading and apply the concepts from lecture to your response as well.
- You will be assigned a random number in class and via Blackboard. You will be using that number instead of your name on the hard copy of the exam.
- You will also be allowed to bring one 3x5 note card with you to the exam. You may fill out both sides of the card with notes/key terms and other relevant content for the exam.
- You will have 1hr and 15 minutes to take the exam. Do not rush to finish. Alternatively, if you need to take a few minutes during the exam to get your thoughts organized, please do so. PLEASE DO NOT RUSH TO TURN IN THE EXAM. Read through your essay and make sure that you have said all that you need to say in your written essay response. We can only grade what is written on the page. Just sayin'.
- Lastly, handle your personal business before the exam starts. No one will be permitted to exit the room during the exam. Bring a bottled water/beverage, several pens and pencils and be ready to do your best.
As you prepare, you must consider:
- How does each social institution ( the economy, polity/government/ and education) affect social class and the social organization of society?
- How does the structure and organization of society produce poor people?
- When completing each assigned reading, apply your understanding of CONFLICT THEORY to the content of the reading. What connections do you see between the Conflict Model and the findings presented in each reading?
In developing your own study guide...
- Go through the PowerPoint Dr. Araiza provided your. Select the key terms that Dr. Araiza discussed in class and define them in your own words.
- Use the readings questions provided on the class created Study Guide to help you organize your notes over the reading.
- Practice responding to the Practice essay prompts provided. Responding to these will set you up to do well on that portion of the exam. Dr. Araiza reviewed them and said so! :)