ATM OCN (Meteorology) 100
EXAM SCHEDULE & HELPFUL HINTS for
ATM OCN 100: WEATHER & CLIMATE
You will need to take three in-class exams during the course.
- These exams represent a total of 85% of your course grade (with
the balance from your homework
- You will be given the full 75 minutes of class time. From
previous experience, most people will be able to complete the exam
within an hour. Take your time, but do not daydream. Budget your time.
Please read the questions carefully. They are not intentionally meant
- The exams contain some short answer or completion questions, some
matching and some multiple choice questions. No essay questions are
used nor are true-false questions used. No numerical problems are
intentional used, since these problems involving computations are given
in the homework exercises. (But you may bring a calculator if one is
your "security blanket".)
- Most of the material will be taken from the lectures. These exams
will primarily cover the material covered in lecture up to the day
prior to the exam. Material not discussed in class will not be covered
on the exam. No intentional effort is made to find some obscure
passages from the textbook. The intent of the exams is to focus upon
the main concepts. Unless indicated in lecture, memorization of numbers
is not the critical point, since many of these numbers change over
time. However, you should have a feeling for magnitudes - bigger,
smaller, and so forth.
- In preparation for the exams, you should consult the posted study
guides (see links below) before each exam to see what points should be
reviewed. Focus upon the concepts and points given in class and in the Lecture
outlines on the Web. Each lecture outline has a set of objectives.
A study sheet (see below) is also provided. Spend some time reviewing
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706
Latest revision: 25 June 2004 (1505 UTC)