Reviewing for Exam  and Preparing Short Paper

Part I.  Ancient Philosophy:  Socrates and Plato

The in-class exam will count as 10% of your final grade, and the short paper will count as 10% of your final grade.  On the date listed on the syllabus, an in-class exam will be given on class lectures and on the readings.  This exam will be composed of objective sections.  At the time of the exam, you are to turn in your short paper on this material.  (A make-up exam will be given only for highly extenuating circumstances and will be considerably more difficult.)

Objective Exam

The objective portion of the exam will include matching, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true or false sections.  To review for this portion of the exam be familiar with the topics listed below (shown as overheads in class and available under study guides in course materials on web) and with the reading with which they correlate.  (To go to the web sites enter <> and then after the last forward slash add the information in parenthesis after each of the following topics.)

  • Distinctions in and Areas of Philosophy (iplavineareas.html)
  • Recognizing Arguments (ipctfirstthree.html) and Basic Argumenets (ipbasicarg.htm)
  • Classic Passages in the Apology (ipapologyquotes.html)
  • Key Distinctions in the Apology (ipapologydistinct.html)
  • Arguments in the Crito and the Phaedo (ipcritophaedo.html)
  • Socratic Method in the Euthyphro (ipeuthyphro.html)
  • Plato's Allegory of the Cave (wpjohplcave.html)
  • Plato's Divided Line (ipdividedline.pdf)

  • Short Paper

    The Short Paper will repond to three of the questions below.  Each response is to be approximately 300 words.  Points will be deducted for papers with fewer than 800 total word or more than 1,000 total words.  You are to provide a word count for each response and for the total Short Paper.  In your responses, write in your own words and aim to be accurate, relevant, and clear.