Final Exam A portion of the required final exam in this course will be comprehensive. The comprehensive portion will account for at least 30% of the points, and the remainder of the points will be based on the last unit covered in the class. The comprehensive questions will assess your knowledge of the material you should have learned throughout the semester. The goals of the comprehensive portion of the exam are to encourage you to (1) review information you learned throughout the semester, and (2) think critically about relationships between concepts you learned throughout the semester.
The comprehensive portion of the exam will contain questions that fall into two categories:
1. Recall questions will assess your ability to remember basic facts learned throughout the semester. The following question is an example of a recall question:
What is the main chemical ingredient of a plasma membrane’s lipid bilayer?
Synthesis questions will assess your ability to think critically and link concepts you learned
throughout the semester. The following question is an example of a synthesis question:
During the process of excitation-contraction coupling, there is net movement of calcium ions from the lumen of the sarcoplasmic reticulum into the myofibrils. This movement of calcium ions is an example of
I will provide you with more information about the final exam, including dates and times, as the semester comes to a close. By the way, the answer to the recall question shown above is “c. phospholipid,” and the answer to the synthesis question is “e. facilitated diffusion.”