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Should Econ. Hist. courses have finals ?
================= ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ================= Over on tch-econ there has been a discussion going on concerning whether final exams in principles courses should be cumulative and indeed whether principles courses should even have final exams. One participant said he just asks his students to write a takehome essay on "The Essence of Macroeconomics" (and this is not to be just a "summary" of Macroeconomics. My guess is that practices differ considerably among instructors in the use of final exams in economic history courses. Some of you may not use final exams at all or indeed any in-class exams at all. Others may use nothing but in-class exams for purposes of grading, putting a great deal of weight upon final. Practices may also differ with respect to which the final exam is cumulative and with respect to the type of question asked, especially the use of broad, synthesis essay questions. As most of you know, there has already been a discussion on econhist.teach about constructing exams. But perhaps some of you would like to share thoughts and queries about what role if any final exams should serve in economic history courses. David Mitch ============ FOOTER TO ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ============ * To post a message to this list, send it to ECONHIST.TEACH@cs.muohio.edu. * To get all the messages posted to this list only once a day, send the message "set ECONHIST.TEACH mail digest" to email@example.com. * To view past posting to this list, look in the directory "List Archive" in the Cliometric Society Server. The address is: cs.muohio.edu. * For more information and instructions, send the message "info ECONHIST.TEACH" to firstname.lastname@example.org. ==================================================== >