Psychology 200 (2) (3)
Comprehensive Exam and Review
Taking the Exam
- Please Note: the syllabus states that you need to show mastery (on electronic or alternate forms) of all units before taking the first form of the final.
- There are three different forms of the final. You may take as many forms as you wish to get the grade you want. Each form consists of 100 multiple choice questions. All forms are fairly comparable. All of the items are different but cover the same material. It will take about one to one and a half hours.
- Exams will be given by appointment, to make sure there is room, any Wednesday afternoon (2-4 PM) in my office at EP 306. In order to take three forms, you should take the first one before or on Wed. Dec. 5; but you may take a second (before or on Dec. 12), and a third and last form, if you need it (before or on Dec. 19) during final exam week, to improve your grade. Any additional times or room changes will be emailed to your SFSU address.
- Bring only a pencil (with an eraser on top of the pencil). Answer sheets will be provided.
- NOT permitted during exam are: notes, calculators, food, drinks, cell phones, babies, etc.
- For the first two attempts, grades can be obtained on the Internet or by sending an email request. During finals week, no grades will be posted until course grades are announced.
- Feedback on the exam will consist only of the number wrong and the corresponding letter grade.
- You make take a second and third form at another date to try for a better score.
- See the syllabus for grading and for dates.
Review for the Exam
- Make sure you have done (WITHOUT looking at the text or notes)all the exercises and progress checks . Do NOT study them, since the final will have all new questions and you need to know the concepts in order to answer new questions.
- Reread the text material, noting important points which came out in the various tests/exercises, etc.
- Always prepare for a multiple choice exam as if you were taking an essay exam. Most questions will ask you to apply a concept or to discriminate between several similar concepts.
- You will need to spend at least 18 hours preparing for the exams -- which is what is expected in the last three weeks which we are reserving for taking (if needed), three forms.
- See the link below for a list of major "concepts" in the course. You can use this as a check list to see whether you can discuss them. Do not just memorize phrases about each concept.
- Search for concepts by using the SFSU main page "search" box. Type in 200 followed by t he conept (e.g. "200 psychoanalysis"). That will bring up the units where the concept appears. You can then do a "find" for the exact place in the unit for where the concept is discussed.
August 8, 2007