Completing the IYTh Midterm Exam

Students are eligible to take the midterm exam when they have completed Foundations of IYTh, Raja Yoga, and Adaptive Yoga. A grade of 70% or higher is required for passing.

Students will:

  • Notify their Home Center Mentor upon completion of the three above modules
  • Send an email to their Home Center Mentor to request the access link for the midterm exam
  • Gather notes and manuals from modules to use in completing the exam
  • Set aside at least two hours to complete the exam

Completing the Midterm Exam:

  • Students have one week to complete the exam from the time the link is sent
  • Exam is open book/open notes and essay question format
  • Each response is limited to 250 words
  • Upon receiving the midterm link, students will enter responses in the online form
  • It would be helpful to draft responses on a separate document and then copy the answers to the form once all questions are completed before submitting
  • Responses will be graded by the Home Center Mentor using the Midterm Rubric
  • This is an opportunity to showcase learning and prepare for future Practicum work
  • Students agree to uphold the IYTh code of ethics while completing the online exam

Understanding the Rubric

Grading Guidelines
Cited from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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An “A” essay response:

  • Answers the specific central question that was asked
  • Incorporates pertinent and detailed information from both class discussion and assigned readings (whenever applicable), providing needed evidence.
  • Maintains focus/avoids being sidetracked by tangents
    Presents all information clearly and concisely and in an organized manner
  • Does much more than merely restate the question and offer a brief response. Offers a thoroughly developed, relevant response.
  • Avoids distracting grammar/spelling/etc. problems

A “B” essay response:

  • Answers the specific central question asked, but not as well as an “A” essay
  • Incorporates some information from class discussion and assigned readings, providing some necessary evidence, but less thoroughly and/or relevantly than an “A” essay
  • Usually maintains focus, but may occasionally digress from the specific topic
  • Presents information fairly clearly and concisely, and may have minor organization problems
  • Does more than merely restate the question and offer a brief response. Offers a well developed, relevant response.
  • May contain a few distracting grammar/spelling/etc. problems

A “C” essay response:

  • Addresses the specific central question asked in part, but does not relate directly to the question or does not address all required elements
  • Does not adequately incorporate information from class discussion and assigned readings and may rely on unsupported statements or generalities
  • Sometimes strays from the specific topic (more often than a “B” essay)
  • Presents information in a manner that is sometimes unclear, and/or has significant organization problems
  • May merely restate the question and offer a brief, undeveloped response
  • May contain a few or a significant number of distracting grammar/spelling/etc. problems

A “D” essay response:

  • Does not directly answer the specific central question asked
  • Does not incorporate information from class discussion and assigned readings, or does so minimally and/or irrelevantly
  • Substantially digresses from the specific topic
  • Has significant problems with clarity, concision, and organization, making the information presented difficult for the reader to understand
  • May merely restate the question and offer an irrelevant or undeveloped response
  • May contain substantial distracting grammar/spelling/etc. problems that muddle the information presented

An “F” essay response:

  • Does not answer the specific central question in any way
  • Does not incorporate information from pertinent class discussion and/or assigned readings
  • Provides no information that can be understood or related to the specific topic
  • May lack any recognizable organization
  • May contain enough distracting grammar/spelling/etc. problems to make it substantially incomprehensible