Good to Know…
Midterm Exam Date:
Thursday March 21st
Finals Week: May
You should do a liIle
studying each week.
SecKons I and II are
pulled from your daily
SecKon I: Slide IDs (10)
SecKon II: Chronology (3)
Place Slides in Proper
SecKon III: Essay (2)
Essays are formed from
your criKcal thinking
Textbook pages relevant to
This is the date range of the
These are terms or ideas
you should know or may
need to know how to spell.
These are the monuments
from lecture you will need
to know for the exam.
Sample Lecture Page
At the end of every lecture, I will present to you
4-‐5 quesKons to guide your navigaKon of the
They are usually quesKons that have already
been answered in during the lecture.
These quesKons will be used to write your essay
quesKons for both exams.
Sample Lecture Page
• March 4th: I will be releasing the study guide
with your ﬁnal monument list and your ﬁve
potenKal essay themes.
• March 21st: The Midterm
Not everyone absorbs informaKon in the same way, so you should adopt
a learning strategy that suits your strengths and helps you overcome
What was my most eﬀecKve experience studying
experience I have ever had? What was the least?
What are some of the things I can’t forget, no
maIer how hard I try? Why is that?
Do I understand things beIer by talking them out
Do I remember the things I write down and
forget the things I don’t?
If I see a chart or a diagram, does it help me
understand complex ideas much more
Does actually doing things helps me understand
Aural: If I hear it, I can recall it.
Visual: If I see it, I know it.
ExperienKal: If I do it, I understand it.
Social: I ﬁnd groups energizing and helpful.
Individual: I ﬁnd groups to be distracKng.
You might strongly idenKfy with one of these
learning styles or a combinaKon of them.
Because this is an art history class, it is important to be able to idenKfy
the images you have seen in class and be able to place them in a rough
• Flashcards, Flashcards, Flashcards.
– This is the most eﬃcient strategy to connect the
concepts/informaKon to the artwork as well as
compare the concepts to each other.
– Flashcards don’t need to be the old-‐fashioned
index cards. You can use power point, iphone
apps, spread sheets, etc.
– Use your ﬂashcards eﬀecKvely: Group or order
cards by chronology, culture, or whatever you
need to focus on.
Sort your images into groups. If you memorize
images as parts of groups, you can get a beIer
sense of a general chronology.
Rely on what you know about the culture of that
Do not bother remember exact dates for the
prehistoric objects. Narrow it down to the
Order all of your images chronologically when
you are studying for your slide Ids. Studying for
one secKon of the exam should help you with the
In studying the essay porKon of the exam, it is vital that you understand
the major themes of the material from the reading and the lectures. The
following are a variety of strategies.
Pay careful aIenKon to what is asked. Half of a
successful essay answering the quesKon that is
Think of visual examples that would help you
answer or explain each quesKon.
Take a couple minutes to think about what you
would like to say. Write an outline or a list of
ideas if you need to.
Be as speciﬁc and detailed as you can when
talking about your examples (i.e. the art).
Some people remember stories and prose
beIer than they remember uncontextualized
If this is the case, you may want to think of
each image as having a story.
Whether you write this story down or just tell
it to yourself, you may ﬁnd you retain the
informaKon beIer than you would stand
If you are the kind of person, who remembers
song lyrics or poems easily you might like
using mnemonic devices.
Try rhyming diﬃcult to remember terms,
names or places with familiar words to aid
AlliteraKon works, too!
Try to think of the material in terms of what
you like, understand and remember.
Decide quickly how you would like to study the
Divide the criKcal thinking quesKons among the
group members. Each group member is
responsible for “teaching” their quesKons to the
rest of the group.
Find a note buddy to help you ﬁll in the blanks
you might have.
Call a friend to “talk out” complicated ideas.
Your friend doesn’t even need to be in the class.