Thursday October 18th Finals Week: December 10th-‐14th You should do a liKle studying each week. SecMons I and II are pulled from your daily monument list. Exam Format SecMon I: Slide IDs (10) Ar#st/Architect Title Culture/Stylis#c Period Cultural Signiﬁcance SecMon II: Chronology (3) Place Slides in Proper Chronological Order. SecMon III: Essay (2) Essays are formed from your criMcal thinking quesMons.
Textbook pages relevant to the lecture. Range This is the date range of the lecture. Terms/Concepts These are terms or ideas you should know or may need to know how to spell. Monument List These are the monuments from lecture you will need to know for the exam. Sample Lecture Page
I will present to you 4-‐5 quesMons to guide your navigaMon of the material. They are usually quesMons that have already been answered in during the lecture. These quesMons will be used to write your essay quesMons for both exams. Sample Lecture Page
experience studying experience I have ever had? What was the least? What are some of the things I can’t forget, no maKer how hard I try? Why is that? Do I understand things beKer by talking them out with someone? 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 thoroughly. Does actually doing things helps me understand ideas?
can recall it. Visual: If I see it, I know it. ExperienMal: If I do it, I understand it. Social: I ﬁnd groups energizing and helpful. Individual: I ﬁnd groups to be distracMng. You might strongly idenMfy with one of these learning styles or a combinaMon of them.
the most eﬃcient strategy to connect the concepts/informaMon 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 eﬀecMvely: Group or order cards by chronology, culture, or whatever you need to focus on.
If you memorize images as parts of groups, you can get a beKer sense of a general chronology. Rely on what you know about the culture of that object. Do not bother remember exact dates for the prehistoric objects. Narrow it down to the millennium. Order all of your images chronologically when you are studying for your slide Ids. Studying for one secMon of the exam should help you with the other.
asked. Half of a successful essay answering the quesMon that is asked. Think of visual examples that would help you answer or explain each quesMon. 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).
and prose beKer than they remember uncontextualized facts. 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 informaMon beKer than you would stand alone facts.
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 your memory. AlliteraMon works, too! Try to think of the material in terms of what you like, understand and remember.
to study the material. Divide the criMcal thinking quesMons among the group members. Each group member is responsible for “teaching” their quesMons 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.