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101b Exam After-Action Report

Econ 101b First "Midterm" Exam. It's not correct to call it a midterm: it's only February 15, after all. This is really a "professorial reality check exam." The idea is to put the students under substantial time pressure--3 minutes per question part--and see to what extent the facts and tools taught in the course so far have become comfortable parts of their mental furniture: things that they can use to think on-the-fly rather than things they can pull out of their memory and present in response to specific professorial stimuli.

Depending on how they do, we either go superfast, fast, or slow for the rest of the semester...