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Archive for November, 2007
The scores earned on the case brief oral defense were strong. It was evident that the vast majority of students spent several hours preparing for the verbal portion of the assignment. The score breakdown is as follows:
10 - four students
9.5 - nine students
9 - six students
8.5 - five students
8 - three students
Please stop by my office if you want get a copy of the case brief assignment (written and verbal portions). I have recorded the scores and have copies available to hand back to you before the final exam on December 11, 2007.
I just finished drafting the final exam. It is worth 45% of your final grade. There are 40 questions on the exam. In addition, there are two extra credit questions. Barring something unforeseen, the exam format will be as follows:
Essay questions - 4
Short answer questions - 11
True/False questions - 25
The T/F questions are each worth 0.5% of the final grade. The short answer questions are each worth 1% of the final grade. The essay questions are of variable weight. For example, one essay question is worth 12% of the final grade. In contrast, another essay question is only worth 2% of the final grade.
I took the exam myself and finished in 82 minutes. You will have 150 minutes to complete the exam. Like the mid-term exam, the final exam will be closed book. You may be tested on any material discussed in the assigned readings, handouts (electronic or hard copy), or lectures.
The two extra credit questions are in short answer format and each carry 0.5% of (possible) extra credit.
I finished reading/grading the written case briefs. As expected, a number of high scores were earned. As you know, the written portion of the case brief assignment is 10% of your final grade. The score breakdown is as follows:
9.5 - seven students
9.0 - eight students
8.5 - seven students
8.0 - three students
7.5 - two students
I have recorded the scores on my MS Excel spreadsheet and will make copies tomorrow or Wednesday. If you want to pick up a copy before the final exam on December 11, 2007, please stop by my office later this week or next week.
A. Case Brief Assignment
B. Review of Intellectual Property in Sports
II. Religion and Sports
B. First Amendment
III. Looking Ahead
A. Nov. 27
B. Dec. 3
C. Dec. 10
23 out of 24 students earned extra credit on this question. As someone who doesn’t participate in fantasy leagues, I found a number of comments very interesting. Thank you for your feedback.
Most students agreed with Justice Thomas’s majority opinion in Pottawatomie County School Board v. Earls. 20 out of 24 earned full credit on this question.