PHIL1100 EXAM QUESTIONS
Information about your Final Exam
It can take a while for the university to set the date for the final exam, so be sure to
arrange to be in town for the entire exam period
at least until the
definite exam dates are set. In a class of this size I cannot make special arrangements
for you just because the date that the University has chosen for the exam isn’t
convenient for you.
For the final exam, you will be expected to write 10 short essays, choosing 10 questions
from a list of 12 provided at the start of the exam. These twelve questions will
themselves be taken from a list to be found on the following three pages. Your answers
should be about 300 words each, and each essay will be worth 10% of your exam
grade. (Please note that if you answer all 12 questions, you will simply be graded on the
ten questions that you answer, not on the
Since the exam is
open book, you will not be expected to include quotations or page
references with your essays. Further, you will not need introductory or concluding
paragraphs. Still, you should have grammatical sentences logically put together into
coherent paragraphs. Point form answers are not acceptable.
Since you have these questions in advance, you should be able to answer any of them
. It is crucial for these essays to be
, you are more likely to
hurt your grade by including material that doesn’t directly relate to the assigned question
than you by having an answer that is a little on the short side.
Because of problems we have had with past exams:
(1) Students are not allowed to use iPods, or any other sort of music player, during the
(2) All phones need to be put away at all times (so if you typically use your phone to tell
the time, be sure to bring an alternate timepiece for the exam itself).
Final Exam: Essay Questions