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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Just what is it...

My first exams are Thursday, from 8:45-12:15. There will be an image identifi- cation section (artist, title, date, and period/ movement) for 25 images (out of approximately 700 eligible). Ruthy said she had 100 images for her MA exam, which she took at BGSU about 6 years ago. I'm thinking that might actually be better, since it would give a more representative sample of my knowledge... but then again, my brain will probably hurt less after 25, and I might not know that much anyway. The next section is a 2-hour essay addressing a broad aspect of western art, and then I'm done for the day.

Friday the exams will run from 1:00-4:30 and will consist of two 1.5-hour "specific essays," the second of the two focusing on my proposed thesis topic. On each essay, I will be able to choose the topic from a list of three options, and each will deal with coursework I've completed at BGSU.

A 90% is passing with high honors; 75% is required to pass at all.

If you think about it, please pray for me. If possible, pray hard.

5 comments:

nancy said...

so, how did day one go? i prayed HARD.

Cerise said...

Day one is DONE! It went fairly well, I think. I kind of wish I could have taken the rest of the exam this afternoon, to have it over with--but I guess this gives me a while to recover.

Teri said...

Be assured you have many prayers ascending from where the west winds blow.

Dragonfly said...

good luck, ceri! those of us who have or will participate in this kind of thing are thinking about you!

Ellen said...

are you wearing your terrycloth headband complete with antennae to harness all the ninja powers in the universe?