SPRING 2009 Midterm Exam Study Guide
Your exam will have two sections, and each section will count for half of the exam grade. (100 points total: Part A=50 points, Part B = 50 Points)
You must answer in your own words (look at what your syllabus says about plagiarism!) You will NOT be allowed to use notes during the exam. You will answer the question in a Blue Book that I will provide you.
The best way to study is to a) REVIEW your notes; b) write an OUTLINE of your main points; c) figure out what EXAMPLES to use for which main points; d) make sure that you can EXPLAIN how and why those examples demonstrate your main points.
PART A (50 points)
Based upon the plays Oedipus Rex, Electra, and Medea, be ready to answer either of these questions (one of these will be on your exam). Your essay must present specific examples from at least two plays and must explain how those examples prove the point that you are making in your answer. Your answers should be 4-5 paragraphs long.
PART B (50 points)
Be ready to answer the following questions based on the Noble text, class lectures, and class discussion. I will ask you two (2) of these questions, and each of your answers will count for 25 points. Your essays must provide specific examples as evidence and must explain how those examples prove the point you are making in your answer. Your answers should be 2-3 paragraphs long.