We have reached the half way point in our work together this semester. This week will be a great opportunity for you to “show what you know.” Exciting for me is to see what you have learned these past weeks from our reading, discussions and coursework.
So, get a game plan together for reviewing reading and lecture/discussion notes, and when you are ready this week, clear two hours of uninterrupted time to take the midterm test. Breathe! I think you will comfortably complete the test in less than two hours, but I do not wish time on the clock to distract you. This means be kind to yourself. Do not schedule important appointments immediately before or after you plan to take the test. Once you start, you may not log out and return to the test. It really is the same as taking an on campus exam except that you pick the day and window of time that is best for you. Also, create a test taking environment where you are not distracted or interrupted by other people in your life. May wish to visually have a sign displayed that ” test is in progress” or “please do not disturb….testing” . Best wishes to you for a successful test! Good news is that you will not find it tricky or picky. You will find it rewarding that doing the required text and lecture reading and participating actively in discussions and coursework has been great preparation for this test. You have the week to review, because it has been several weeks since we talked about some of the vocabulary of the course.
Your grade on the test will post once the due date hits and I complete grading all the tests. This enables me to complete a diagnostic of the test and determine that my questions were properly worded and not misleading or confusing. If a question flags because too many students are getting the answer wrong, I simply throw out the question and am known to give extra credit points for causing undue stress. It doesn’t happen often, but I as I try out new questions, it is always a possibility.
The midterm test is the last point value entered to determine your midterm progress grade reported to the college. Remember your MID-TERM GRADE reflects all the points you have earned since the start of the Icebreaker Module up to and including the Midterm Test.
Ok. You know the drill.
REVIEW: All reading in Module One and Module Two.
LECTURE NOTES AND DISCUSSION FORUM NOTES
Icebreaker Module, Module 1, and Module 2
YOU HAVE TWO HOURS TO COMPLETE A TEST DESIGNED TO BE COMPLETED IN ONE HOUR. ONCE YOU OPEN, THE CLOCK BEGINS. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOURSELF A TWO HOUR WINDOW BEFORE THE CLOSE OF MODULE 3. IF YOU BEGIN AT 11PM..THE TEST WILL AUTOMATICALLY SUBMIT AT 11:59PM.
Then, as said in my favorite Broadway musical, Hamilton, ” I’ll see you on the other side.”