Midterm Advice
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The midterm consists of two 30 minute parts on separate days. It is
closed book and closed computer, but open journal. Your journal should
contain \textbf{only} handwritten items. Do not insert, staple or glue
printouts of from the web, including lessons, homework, etc.
See the advice pages on the journal for further details.
The purpose of the midterm is to assess your level geometrical skills
acquired in the 20 lessons you have studied so far in the course. It
also is a practice session for the 3 hour written final of the course.
See the FAQ on the structure of the final.
Each part of the midterm will have a similar structure.
(1) There will be a theorem and its proof.
(2) There may be a problem similar to (but no identical with) the homework.
(3) And there may be problem that tests your ability to apply learned skills,
including justifications, but which follows an unfamilar format.
(4) There is a brief essay question that can be answered in a \textbf{short}
paragraph.
Elaborations.
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A typical theorem and proof consists in one implication in Ceva or Menelaus,
or how Menelaus implies one implication in Ceva, or a part of the the MCL.
Typical problems are those in Affine > A10 Exercises, in particular the
additional Practice problems.
There is no specific way to prepare for the "genius question", except to
study the course.
A typical short essay question might be "Explain the difference between
the Greek and the Cartesian approach to geometry." Keep it short, sketch
an example of each method.