Spring 2013 Biotechnology & Biofuels
Essay Midterm Exam
Name (print large and clearly): Date: Hr:
Directions: Do NOT open this packet until instructed to do so. There should be absolutely NO TALKING during the exam unless you have raised your hand and have been called on by the instructor. Failure to do so will result in one verbal warning, and then a failed test grade.
Students should sit on opposite sides of the lab tables for this exam. DO NOT sit together on the same side.
This portion of the exam consists entirely of short answer responses. Fully use the space given! The more you write, the more likely you are to receive a higher grade. Typically, short answers consist of responses with 3 or more parts. Make sure that you are fully answering each question – do not leave a part of a question unanswered!
For this exam, choose any 2 of the 3 questions to respond to. If you do more than 2, only the first 2 will be graded.You may use one and only one 3x5” note card with your own handwritten notes. This notecard must stay on the desk in front of you at all times.
Tips & Hints
Specific examples are always effective when used properly. Vague statements have little value without examples to support them. If you make a statement, back it up with an example from class, notes, or a reading if possible.
Do not assume that I know you know – explicitly state what you are trying to say. Vague answers never get full credit.