Before class, please post comments and questions about the exam.
(1)How might the material we are covering fit into your "three years from now" goals for the course? How has thinking about these transformative human experiences caused you to reappraise your long-term goals or view your overall Furman coursework differently?
(2) Which of these events did you find most captivating, relevant to your own experiences, or inherently historically significant and thus deserving of every well-educated adult's attention?
(3) What techniquest have worked best as you have you gone about mastering these? Looking over the major topics and documents we have covered, which three or four seem least accessible, least resonant, hardest to master, or most troubling?
(4) If you were a Malinche, Powhatan, or Van der Donck who had fallen asleep at the beginning of European contact, what events would you pick out as most influential in shaping how your world had changed by 1815?
Second Preliminary Exam
(Moved to next week) This examination will cover all material since
the first preliminary exam, including the assigned Guarneri and
Outline of U.S. History textbooks, scholarly articles, primary
documents, and biographies, and each chapter from the Van der Donck
and Saunt books.
Thinking back to the exam, please post a "best practices" comment summarizing what techiques for mastering the material worked best for you on the exam and summarize some tips about what you plan to do differently when preparing for the final exam. What events and processes from this era most caught
your attention? How would you assess your progress since the
last exam in developing mastery of
core competencies for history majors?
Note: The instructor reserves the right to change any provisions,
due dates, grading percentages, or any other items without prior notice.
All assignments on this schedule are covered under the university's policy
on plagiarism and academic integrity. See the syllabus statement for further details.
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