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Final Exam Information

(grading information)

  • The final exam and all assignments must be completed, with at least a C average, in order to get a final grade.
  • The final exam will be open-book. You may bring a laptop, your texts, your class notes, a dictionary, a thesaurus, the memos I have written to you, and any personal notes and drafts.

  • The exam will likely include five parts (20% + 2% of your grade; 4% for each of five parts, plus up to 2% for the vocabulary extra credit option:
  • Note: Parts I - II subject to change
    1. questions on "Explorations" or "Elaborations," a brief analytical essay

    2. questions on "Connections," a short comparative-contrast essay

    3. Writing Exercise: sentence combining

    4. a section on the writing process from the The New St. Martin's Handbook, including grammar and mechanics, and how to do bibliographical citations in APA or MLA or CBE or Chicago-style formats

    5. a revising exercise

    6. for up to 2% extra credit: a question on vocabulary (cf., "Word of the Day" entries which follow, such as the one for "interview" on Day 07).

  • Makeup Exam Note: If you cannot take the final exam at the designated time, prior to finals week please arrange for a makeup exam.

 

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