Question: What is the format of the Exams?  How can I study for Exams 1, 2 and 3? What about makeup exams? 

Note: If you miss any exams, please email eschelp@uw.edu after the exam and ask to take a makeup exam. They will normally start the Monday after the scheduled exam during TA office hours, on the syllabus.

Answer:
 Exams will include 40 multiple-choice questions.  Scantron sheets will be provided for students to take the exam.  Questions will come from the reading, the online lectures, the current issues slides, and perhaps two from the discussion list. The exams are non-cumulative. Exam 1 is on Chapters 1-7, Exam 2 Chapters 8-13, and Exam 3 Chapters 14-19.

Three exams are scheduled. The highest two exam scores will count in your grade calculation.

Exams will be offered on the place, date and time scheduled on the syllabus.

Students must show up at the scheduled beginning time to take any of the exams. Late arrivals cannot be admitted to the exam.


Exam1 covers only material from Chapters 1-7. There will be 50 minutes for taking Exam1.

Students must show up at the scheduled beginning time to take any of the exams. Late arrivals cannot be admitted to the exam.

Exam2 covers only material from Chapters 8-13. There will be 50 minutes for taking Exam2.

Students must show up at the scheduled beginning time to take any of the exams. Late arrivals cannot be admitted to the exam.

Exam3 covers material from Chapters 14-19 and students will also be able to take makeup exams for Exam1 and 2 at the same time. Questions 1-40 will cover Exam3 material (ch 14-19), questions 41-80 will cover Exam2 material (ch 8-13), and questions 81-120 will cover Exam1 material (ch 1-7). You can take any or all three exams during the scheduled time period. There will be 90 minutes for taking any or all of these exams.

Thus, there will be two opportunities to take Exam 1 and 2 and receive the highest of two scores, and one opportunity to take optional Exam 3. Only two exam scores are required, but of course they must be from two different exams (1 and 2, 2 and 3 or 1 and 3). Makeup exams outside of the opportunity to take makeups during exam2 and exam3 aren't normally offered.

Only the two highest exam grades will be used to calculate your final grade, so if you happy with your grades for Exam1 and 2, you don't need to take Exam3.