The final exam will consist of ten questions from the review questions that have been posted, from which you should answer your choice of any six questions.

If each of your six answers doesn't at least fill the front and back of one sheet of paper, then you are probably not answering in enough detail or depth.

You will not need blue-books. I will bring a large package of xerox paper, and a stapler.

Please write your name on each page that you write, to minimize the chance of papers getting mixed up or staples becoming detached.

The final exam is "Open Book". You can and should bring your class notes and use them to help you answer the questions.

It is even OK if you prepare for the exam by writing outlines of what you would answer for each of the questions, and use those outlines as the basis for your answers on the exam itself.

It is also OK to discuss the questions with any other members to the class prior to the exam, but please don't just copy their outlines. Your own answer will be better. (But please don't ask faculty members, graduate students or others, until after the exam. And please don't ask me to tell you the answers. I am willing to make hints or suggestions, or to clarify the questions, but not simply to answer them.)

{I solemnly promise to be fair in grading conclusions that I disagree with at least as favorably as I grade answers that happen to match my current opinions. In other words, please don't try to guess what I believe, and argue in favor of it. Strategically, you could be better off to present well-argued opinions that are different from mine. Please believe me about this. A. H.}


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