Posted by: profe | March 7, 2019

WEEK 08: Half way there!

We’re just about at the halfway point of our semester together.  I want to thank you all for your effort and energy.  I really love our evolving class voice and I’m looking forward to bearing witness to how it continues to take shape in the weeks ahead.

On Tuesday we’ll have our weekly seminar discussion on the book we’re reading, Racism on Trial.  This week we read chapters 3-6.  Come prepared with your discussion questions and prompts.  I’ll choose a group at random to lead discussion.

We’ll follow our discussion with a short workshop on how to do research for our semester project.

On Thursday we will have our in-class Midterm 1 exam.  The exam will have three parts.  It’s designed to assess your knowledge of the first half of our semester of learning.

  • Part 1 is a section on “Identifications.”  You will be given lists of people, organizations, and events from which you must select a specified number to write a short description identifying the term and describing their significance for our class.  The lists will be derived from readings, lectures, and films.  None should be a surprise.
  • Part 2 is a section on “Readings.”  You will be given a list of questions from which you must select a specified number to provide a short answer (not an essay but more than a paragraph).  These questions will relate to our course readings.
  • Part 3, the final section, is an essay in response to one of a small selection of prompts.

The entire exam is designed to be completed in 30-40 minutes.  Please bring a pen with which to write.  I will provide you a blue book for your answers.

Take care until next time!

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