Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The midterm exam was distributed tonight in class.


  • It is a take home exam.
  • Due next week - May 7 at 5pm - via email.
  • Must be typed, not handwritten.
  • Save as MS Word doc (not 2007 though).
  • Refer to any textbook, handouts, any other sources, but not other students. It must be from your own thinking. Do not discuss the exam with anyone under any circumstance.
  • Warning: Sources available on the Internet are not always reliable! Use caution with them. It's better to rely on the information conveyed in class, in the readings and from your own thoughts.
  • Be reasonable in the length of your answers. The quality of the answer is what matters.
  • Expectation is to spend about a half day on this exam. That's what it should take if you've kept up with the readings.
  • It will take more than one week for the exam to be graded.
  • The number of points possible is 95. The midterm counts for 40% of the final grade.
  • Sources of common information from class (S-I model) do not need to be quoted. But if you are making an argument based on some other material, you may quote it. But it's risky! It's better to base your arguments on standard theory.

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