Section IV: Preparing for Unit Tests and Final Exam (Spring 2008)

Two Unit Tests (75 minutes) and One Final Exam (120 minutes): 0-300 points.

Unit Test and Final Exam Dates:

Unit Test #1 (0-100 points): "Growing Up and Growing Older" and "The American Dream": 3/4

Unit Test #2 (0-100 points): "Women and Men," "Money and Work," and "Varieties of Protest": 4/17

Final Exam (0-100 points): "Peace and War" and "Protest Songs": 5/15

Failure to take a unit test and/or final exam will result in a grade of "0" for the missed test or exam, for I do not offer makeup test/final exam opportunities. Instead, I drop the your lowest grade overall.

I will provide blue exam books and a dictionary.

These tests will consist of two parts: short answer/fill-in-the-blank and essay. Tests and final will be closed book and closed notes. You can prepare for the tests by keeping up with the readings, taking notes as you read, and working on your journals.

Bring three or four blue or black INK PENS (tests written in pencil or red, purple, aqua, or green ink will NOT be accepted). Exams written in pencil or unacceptable ink color will be returned to you, ungraded.

On test days, I will provide a note sheet with titles of works, dates, genres, and name of authors, so you will be expected to spell names, etc., correctly.


All electronic devices and cell phones must be in the "off" mode and put away, out of sight.

Anyone caught checking a cell phone, iPhone, palm pilot, or any other electronic device during an exam will be ejected from the room and will not be allowed to finish the exam; the unfinished exam booklet and test sheet will also be confiscated and graded "0."

Do NOT bring blank scrap paper; you should use the test sheet and the inside covers and back covers of the exam booklet for scrap paper. Also, you will have enough extra pages in the exam booklet to use as scrap. YOU MUST LEAVE THE EXAM BOOKLET INTACT–thus, no ripped out pages. Inside draft pages should be left in the booklet and folded over or scratched out.

In essence, anyone caught with any prohibited items or not following proper test procedure will be asked to leave the room and will receive a grade of "0" for the exam.

Thus, the grade of "0" will be factored into your final grade, which will probably result in lowering your final grade at least one level, maybe more.

Anyone caught cheating a second time will flunk the course, and his or her name will be forwarded to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Thus, if you are tempted to cheat, think very carefully about the consequences; there is no reason to cheat in this class, for this is NOT a difficult course, as long as you keep up with your readings.

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