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COURSE EVALUATION IN AUTUMN 2011

Attendance
As this course is also offered for distance students, there is no attendance requirement, but it is recommendable that students try not to miss a class; the discussion may revolve around something that could later help them in exams and for their home assignments. If you miss a class, you can watch it on video.

Although you're not able to attend many classes, you don't have to register especially as a distance student. And if you're a distance student, you are welcome to any class.

Grading (2011)
Home Assignment (20% of total grade)
Mid-Term exam, taken in a computer lab (35% of total grade)
Final exam, taken in a computer lab (45% of total grade)

Home Assignments
You will write one Home Assignment (20% of total grade). I dropped them in 2009, and added it in 2010. A majority of my students expressed the wish in the Teaching Survey ("Kennslukönnun") to show their abilities at criticizing some material by using one of the theories in practice.
.......FoFor the home assignment, you apply one of the theories to some of the material covered this term. You use one of the theories to either the short stories, Wuthering Heights or Wide Sargasso Sea. You can also pick some work that you may be reading in another course, or a movie, if approved by Anna. More about this under "Home Assignments" on Ugla.

The Mid-Term and Final exams
The Mid-Term exam (35% of total grade) and the Final exam (45% of total grade), will be taken in a computer lab . You will already have plenty of experience after taking the practice quizzes at home. These will be practically the same, but there will also be longer questions for you to answer. They will will be taken in a computer lab at HÍ. Distance students can take it in a distance learning centre or at a university (please discuss with me).
........ As it is an on-line exam, it does not go through Kennslumiðstöð - I will contact your supervisor directly (please note that this must be done in advance and it is YOUR responsibility). You have plenty of time for this exam. You have 1.5 hours for the Mid-Term exam, and the Final Exam takes 2.5 hours.

The Mid-Term exam (17 October)
The exam is divided into two parts, multiple choice (90%) and the written "essay" part (10%). You already know most of the multiple choice questions, if you've been taking the quizzes regularly. There are 56 questions in the multiple choice part:

  • Liberal Humanism - 7 questions
  • Structuralism - 7 questions
  • Post-structuralism - 7 questions
  • Postmodernism - 7 questions
  • Psychoanalytic criticism, Freud and Jung - 7 questions
  • Psychoanalytic criticism, Lacan - 7 questions
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - 3 questions
  • Short stories - 3 questions
  • General on theories and people - 7 questions

Then, there are four questions which you answer in writing. Click HERE to view a sample of the mid-term exam, and which kind of questions you may get.

The final exam (time not confirmed, exam period is 2-16 December)
The exam is divided into two parts, multiple choice (90%) and the written "essay" part (10%). You already know most of the multiple choice questions, if you've been taking the quizzes regularly. There are 62 questions in the multiple choice part:

  • Feminism - 8 questions
  • Gay/Lesbian - 7 questions
  • Marxism - 7 questions
  • New Historicism / Cultural Materialism - 7 questions
  • Postcolonial criticism - 8 questions
  • Narratology - 8 questions
  • Ecocriticism - 5 questions
  • General on theories and people - 6 questions
  • Wuthering Heights and short stories - 6 questions

Then, there are four questions which you answer in writing. Please try to write at least 6-8 lines. Click HERE to view a sample of the final exam, and which kind of questions you may get.

Sample of earlier exams (please notice that the format has changed)

Final exams

2008 Final Exam (your final exam will not be like this - it will be taken in a computer)
2007 Final Exam
2006 Final Exam
2005 Final Exam (only essay questions)

 

Mid-Term exams

2006 Mid-Term Exam
2005 Mid-Term Exam

 


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