Useful links: Test
Preparation guide; templates for: map
& Spring; mid-term: Fall
& Spring; final: Fall
- On the Fall Final it says to allocate 40 minutes for 3 quotes and
5 terms, but for the Spring Sample Final it instructs us to spend 30
minutes on 5 quotes and 5 terms. With less time but more to answer are
we advised to make our answers less detailed?
Yes, you are so
advised. No need to write in full sentences; just give the basic
identifying information and a clear, succinct statement of historical
- Are we expected to be
able to recognize/source all the quotes in the Atwill text?
You should be able to
recognize/identify the period in which the source was written, the
issue being discussed,
and the point of view being presented. If you can't name the
precise author, then at least give a category (e.g., Buddhist monk,
Neo-Confucian of the Zhu Xi School, district magistrate, peasant
placard, late 19th century revolutionary, follower of the Nationalist
Party / Guomindang, etc.).
- I missed what was stated in class in reference to the material
from before the midterm on the final exam. Do you have
suggestions for how much we should focus on that material?
The standard phrase is "the final
concentrates on material since the mid-term". In practice, that
means that there probably won't be any any essay questions that could
as easily have been asked on the mid-term, but some essay options may
ask you to take the "long view". And, some term and quotation IDs
could also come from the pre-mid-term material.