|When?||What? (to bring)||Format|
|Office Hours||What's Covered?||Old Exams|
|Midterm No. 1:||Wednesday, October 24||8:30-9:50 AM||1120 Weill Hall|
|Midterm No. 2:||Monday, November 19||8:30-9:50 AM||1120 Weill Hall|
|Final Exam:||Thursday, December 20||8:00-10:00 AM||1120 Weill Hall|
|Office Hours for the First Midterm Exam|
|Prof Alan Deardorff|
Monday 10/22, 10-11 AM, 3314 Weill
Tuesday 10/23, 11-12 AM, 3314 Weill
The first midterm exam covers all of the material since the start of the course through that assigned for October 17, Migration. I intend to give roughly equal treatment to each lecture topic, including the outside readings and assigned news items. Thus, the exam covers:
Regarding the emphasis that will be placed on lectures versus readings and on other particular parts of the material, you are responsible for lectures plus all of the reading. I intend to make studying all of that worth your while by including on the exam at least a few questions on material that was not covered in lecture, both from the text and from the readings.
As for what specifically you need to learn, my best advice is to look at the study questions that I have prepared. They'll give you the best sense of what I expect. I do not usually, for example, expect you to memorize precise numbers, or dates. The importance of such information, when it has been presented, is more the qualitative message that it conveys, such as, for example, who trades most, or who trades more than whom. Or approximately when did something happen? As for vocabulary and concepts, yes, those things are very important. Even if I don't ask you to define or explain something (and I will), you'd have a hard time answering questions that use these terms if you didn't know what they mean.
|Do bring something to write with, including #2 pencils for answering the multiple choice on computer-graded "scantron" sheets.|
|Do Not bring books or notes.|
|Do Not bring blue books.|
|You probably should bring a calculator, but DO NOT bring a graphing calculator. Graphing calculators will be confiscated.|
|You should also NOT bring any kind of computer (including palm computer) and you should NOT bring a cell phone, even if you only plan to use it as a clock. Those too will be confiscated. Do bring your U of M ID number, as it appears on your M-Card. You don't need the card itself, if you know the number.|
*Course grades are based on a curve of all components of the grade at the end of the course. The curves shown here for individual exams and the letter grades reported with your scores are only to give you an approximate idea of how you are doing.