INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES: Students should read all exam instructions and guidel

INSTRUCTIONS &
GUIDELINES:
Students should read all exam instructions and
guidelines closely and carefully both prior to writing this exam AND
prior to submitting it to ensure that they have met all of the requirements.
The Midterm Take-Home Exam covers all course material between Weeks 1 and 2
inclusive. It is weighted at 40% of the final course grade.
It is not a timed exam; ie. you have a
full week to write it from start to finish. The exam is due by 11:59pm EDT
on Friday, 27 May 2022. Please note that the course institutes the
principles of Universal Instructional Design for all exams, which allows
for all students, including those writing in different time zones and with
accommodations, equal opportunity to complete the exam. Late submissions
will not be accepted. No extra time or extensions will be granted. A separate
make-up midterm exam scheduled for a later date can only be arranged once
students have received approved academic accommodation from the academic
counsellor of their home faculty. In this case, a student would have to provide
documentation for the full week in which the midterm exam was open, ie. between
20 May and 27 May 2022. Ensure that you allow for ample time in which to
complete and submit this exam.
Write your answers
directly on the exam and submit the completed exam as a Word doc. if at all
possible, with your full name in the file name.
Length
considerations of course vary between exam writers, and quality is always
preferred over quantity, but a useful guide is to craft clear, concise,
informative and well-written answers for each of the terms in Section I
(approx. 250-300 words for each term) and for the essay in Section II (approx.
1250-1500 words). The suggested word counts (which do not include citations) are
based on averages of student midterm exam answers completed during on-site
exams in a two-hour period. The major differences this time around is that
students have access to all course materials while writing the exam (ie. ‘open
book’), and a full seven days in which to write it. Students who have
sufficiently prepared by keeping up with weekly lectures and readings and
focusing on the ‘questions to consider’ should have much to say. Students have ample
time to carefully prepare their answers, so please call on all of the pertinent
course materials and write effectively.
Citing evidence to
support your statements is required in academic writing. Details and examples from
the course materials (ie. lectures and readings) to support your answers are
essential. Keep in mind that some topics are covered in multiple units. No
outside sources are permitted. Material taken from outside the course will not
receive credit. A bibliography is not required.
Citations are required. In the history
discipline, we follow the Chicago Manual of Style (‘Notes and
Bibliography system’) citation format. Use the required format. For those
unfamiliar with this style, be prepared to devote some time to learning it. Please
use footnotes to facilitate our grading of the exam. It is vital to
include the specific page numbers from which the material is taken, so refrain
from citing an entire reading. For example, if referencing material from the
Nelson reading, do not cite it as Nelson, pp. 9-77. Instead, refer to the specific
pages from which the information was taken, eg. Max Nelson, The
Barbarian’s Revenge: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe (Routledge, 2005),
p. 23. For lectures, use the following format: eg. Professor Mike Dove,
Lecture, Unit 2: Beer & The Ancients. Once you’ve cited a source in
full, as in the previous examples, you can simply refer to it by surname and
page number (in the case of a reading) or by Unit # (in the case of a lecture) each
time thereafter, egs. Nelson, p.51, or Dove, Unit 2. For those of you
unfamiliar with this format, I’ve included a link to the style guide section (ie.
Chicago Manual of Style Online) provided through Western Libraries:
https://www-chicagomanualofstyle-org.proxy1.lib.uwo.ca/tools_citationguide.html
Avoid using direct quotations, instead paraphrase
(summarize in your own words) wherever possible and cite the original source of
the information as a footnote.
Submit your file as a Word doc. through
the “Midterm Take-Home Exam” assignment under the “Exams’ tab on the
OWL course website. Please include your full name in the file name to avoid
confusion in the grading process. As per university policy, submissions must be
screened by Turnitin for plagiarism checking. This will be done automatically,
so there’s no need to log in to Turnitin. Please be reminded that cases of
academic dishonesty (which includes ghost-writing) will result in a grade of
zero on the exam and possible expulsion from Western University. Please do not
send your exam file to the instructor for it can only be graded within the OWL
system. Take note that OWL can freeze up when there is a spike in submissions,
so do not leave your submission to the last minute. Please wait until you
receive confirmation from OWL that your exam has been successfully uploaded
before logging out.
EXAM STRUCTURE, GUIDELINES &
SUGGESTIONS:
SECTION
I (50 Marks):
Identify
and describe the historical significance of FIVE (5) of the following
terms using complete sentences and paragraphs. Provide details and examples
from the relevant course materials (ie. lectures and readings) in support of
your answers. Cite sources of information as footnotes in Chicago Style format.
You will choose five of eight terms to write on.
They have been taken from those included in the ‘questions to consider’ posted
on OWL for each unit. Your answers should provide detailed information about a
‘term’, which may be a person, place, date, event or thing that has been dealt
with in the course materials.
Approach these by asking yourself the questions
“who”, “what”, “when”, “where” and
“why”? Each term should be
explained and described. Individuals, locations and chronology can usually be
associated with each of the terms. For the second part of the question, ie.
“describe the historical significance,” ask yourself why this term is
important in relation to a course on beer history. Some of you may have come
across these in other courses but remain focused on the significance of them
within the context of this course, ie. their broader meaning and implications
on the history of beer as covered in the unit, week and course.
Finally, be detailed in your descriptions and use
examples from the lectures and readings to support your statements. Be specific
in your citations of course material. Citing sources as footnotes in Chicago
Style format is required. Use complete sentences and paragraphs. Your knowledge
of these terms is best expressed through effective writing. Please do not use
bullet points.
SECTION II (50 Marks):
Answer ONE (1) of the following essay
questions using complete sentences and paragraphs. Provide details and examples
from the relevant course materials (ie. lectures and readings) in support of
your answers. Cite sources of information as footnotes in Chicago Style format.
You will choose one of two questions to write on.
They have been taken from those included in the ‘questions to consider’ posted
on OWL for each unit. Essay-style questions are more open-ended; that is, they
usually connect topics with broader issues and content delivered in the course.
Avoid being vague in your answers by using specific examples and details wherever
possible to support your statements.
You
should prepare your essay by putting together a brief outline, which will help
give your answer structure and allow you to best gather and organize your ideas
and examples. Further express your ideas using complete sentences and
paragraphs. Each essay should begin with an introduction that clearly indicates
which question you are answering and how you will answer it, that is, state
your argument and identify the main points you will discuss. The body of the
essay should contain your discussion of these points, with detailed examples
selected from the relevant course materials to support your statements. An
essay should end with a conclusion whereby you summarize your main points. As
always, be specific in your citations of course material using footnotes in
Chicago Style format. Good Luck!!!
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SECTION II (50 Marks):
Answer ONE (1) of the following essay
questions using complete sentences and paragraphs. Provide details and examples
from the relevant course materials (ie. lectures and readings) in support of
your answers. Cite sources of information as footnotes in Chicago Style format.
1. What are ‘hops’, and when, where and why did they enter the beer
production process?
2. Is the consumption of beer harmful or
healthy? Discuss both sides by discussing purported benefits and dangers.

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