Test preparation and final test.
The Final Test:
The test will be worth 20% of your final grade.
We plan to run the final exam as an a "take-home" test. We will make the test questions available via this website or through Moodle on Aug 13, with the completed answers due by 4.00 pm on Aug 17. We are still finalizing the arrangements. In any case, we'll post the necessary instructions here. For thos of you in remote locations, without Internet access, we can arrange to fax the test questions, and have you fax the answers back, but you will need to arrange this with us.
In previous years, the university has given us very inconvenient time slots for sit-down exams, and let us know about these far too late. This year, in addition, we have a schedule delayed by the strike earlier in the year. We all have vacation and summer job plans, so we need to improvise something to cover the test within a manageable schedule. Hence the take-home test. The due dates of test and assignment reflect the fact that we have a tight schedule to complete grading etc.,
The test will be designed so that you can write answers in about two hours. It will be an open-book affair, but what you write must be your own work. You can quote the writings of others, but you must acknowledge the source.
Once we know how we are going to mount the exam (via moodle or this website) and handle the submission of the answers, I'll post a statement about the test format, and perhaps some example questions. The questions will probably involve some choice of short essays.
Please make sure that you have read and are familiar with the chapters of the text covered in the second half of the course. You should have been making notes as you read the text, and you should have studied the terms highlighted in bold in the text. Definitions and meanings for these may be found in the text and also on the Knox, Marston & Nash publisher's website. You should have worked your way through the exercises suggested in the reading kit and it wouldn't hurt to do the exercises which Knox, Marston & Nash suggest.