PREP SHEET/STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM 1, COM 114-14 AND 21 What will it cover? This exam will cover Chapters 1-7 of Communication in Our Lives. While material mentioned in the lecture has the highest probability of being on the exam, any material covered in the textbook, whether or not it was discussed during class, may be on the exam. When will it be? The exam will be on February 11, 2008. How many points is it worth? This exam will be worth 200 of the 1500 total points for the course. What will the format be? This exam will have two sections: multiple-choice and short essay. Each section will be worth 100 of the 200 possible points for the exam. Multiple choice: Fifty multiple-choice questions, each worth two points, covering specific material mentioned in the textbook Short-answer: Two short-answer questions, each worth 50 points, asking you to relate terms and concepts in the text to a hypothetical situation. There will be four questions to choose from; you will only need to respond to two out of the four. How should I prepare for this exam? A few suggestions: Above all, don’t put this off until the night before, or, worse yet, the day of the exam. There is a lot of material to cover on this exam, and the multiple-choice section is very tricky. Make sure you’ve read and re-read all the chapters. Once you feel like you’re comfortable with the key terms, go to http://users.ipfw.edu/gersga01/ , click on the Companion Site for Communication in Our Lives link, select a chapter with the “Select a Chapter...” dropdown menu, and test your knowledge with the premade Flashcards for each chapter located at the top left corner of each chapter’s page. If you don’t have Internet access at home, you can always make old- fashioned flashcards. Try the online Tutorial Quizzes and see how you do. Go over concepts you aren’t quite sure about. Try the Web Activities on this same site for each chapter. See if you feel comfortable writing a paragraph or more about some of the essay-based questions.