Many of you missed the chance to pick up your Vietnam/Civil Rights Essay tests.  They are still in the classroom on the front table.  Feel free to pick them up today.

Tomorrow, June 15th PRIOR to your final exam, you may submit the critical reading AND the sample final exam questions for additional points that will count toward the exam.  Your name must be on the front.  No other materials will be collected.  No, you can’t turn them in after the test begins, nor in the afternoon, nor after you throw the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom.

Remember, as shared in class, the content mostly comes from the Sem 2- Review 2017.  The structure is the same as was mentioned earlier:

  • 70 Multiple choice questions modeled after the review from Tuesday
  • A critical reading of four or five documents
  • 10 Multiple choice questions related to readings like was modeled Wednesday
  • One written component (either complete essay or outline) responding to a question.  This question will be related to the readings.  The rubric will be below.

The rubric for top marks (13-15) is the bullets below.  Details pertinent to the use of documents are bolded.  If you’re really bored, here’s the entire rubric you will see on the test.  Hopefully, you can practice the subtle science and exact art that is the role of the historian.  I do expect that you can do it.

  • Responses are clearly focused, showing a high degree of awareness of the demands and implications of the question. Answers are well structured, balanced and effectively organized.
  • Knowledge is detailed, accurate and relevant. Events are placed in their historical context, and there is a clear understanding of historical concepts. There is effective synthesis of own knowledge and source material.  Clear References are made to the sources, and these references are used effectively as evidence to support the analysis.  
  • Arguments are clear and coherent. There is evaluation of different perspectives, and this evaluation is integrated effectively into the answer.
  • The answer contains well-developed critical analysis. All, or nearly all, of the main points are substantiated, and the response argues to a reasoned conclusion.