Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 14-15

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The last two days of the semester are this Monday and Tuesday. Both are shortened days.

History 12

All work is now due or overdue on Monday. I will continue to accept late work for as long as possible. I will give you a final class mark on Tuesday, so that you know what you are at going into the final exam. However, it is possible that your mark will be higher than this -- if additional work comes in. It will certainly not be lower. Be sure to check to ensure accuracy.

Essay 3 and up to #62 on the Topic 5 & 6 Questions will now be given zero marks if not handed in.

Spend your time preparing for the final exam.Link to any grade 12 ministry exam material fromhere. Look at all of the material here. The more comfortable you are with the exam and its composition, the better you will do. Be sure to write the sample exams. Note: Many past exams can be found here.
Comparative Civilizations 12

We have completed classwork and will write the final exam in the last two days of this course. All work is due Tuesday at the end of the second part of the final. I will continue to mark work handed to me after this time, but the later you are in handing things in, the more likely my marking time will run out before I have to input a final grade for you. After this week, all work will be considered massively overdue and will be earn a maximum 50% credit.
  • Monday, June 14 -

    Part 1: 50 image identification items from the entire course. For each, you should identify a) the name or title b) the artist or architect c) The period it was produced in -- and be specific (for example, if it is ancient Greek, you need to identify archaic, classical or hellenistic). Two marks are assigned per item and bonus marks are possible, if you get a third part - to a total of +15 bonus marks. Part 2: A diagram from a choice of two possibilities. This will be marked out of 10 and it requires labelled floorplans and elevations. Part 3:This is an essay question. Choose one from 4 choices. This is marked out of 24 (1 x 6 for composition and 3 x 6 for content.) The First day is, therefore, out of a total of 134 marks.

  • Tuesday, June 15 -

    This consists of 100 multiple choice questions. You will need to work quickly as this is a The entire final exam is, therefore, out of 234 marks --- but it is scaled to equal 15% of the total course mark.

Social Studies 11

We will test the entire Government unit on Monday.

Expect the following breakdown of marks: 82multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and 3 from a choice of 9 long answer questions, valued at 6 marks each. The total is, therefore, out of 100 marks. Given the large value of the test, I will give 10 bonus marks for flashcards -- but expect to have at least 40 of them to generate the full 10 marks. It is possible to score 110/100 on this test.

It is essential that you are currently preparing to write the Provincial Final Exam. This is not a test that you can cram for with one or two days to go. You must become familiar with what to expect on the final exam and comfortable with the format of the test. Go to the ministry sites ( Frequently asked questions page, table of specifications, key verb list, & scoring criteria) to see how the exam is put together and look at past exams -- in fact you should write the sample test and look at the posted key to see how you do. To see how to approach the essay questions, look at this documentprovided to train markers of the exam. Link from my web page on writing the SS11 final, and also see my PowerPoint on how to approach the test.

  • Monday, June 14 - Government Unit Test. Spend time preparing for the provincial final exam.
  • Tuesday, June 15 - Exam preparation. PowerPoint. Sample Exam.