Final Exam Description - Your final examination will look...

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Your final examination will look like the following: 5 multiple choice questions (1 point apiece) 4 IDs (2 points apiece) 1 (one) significance explication (7 points possible) 2 essay questions (40 points apiece = 80 points) THE ESSAY PART OF THE EXAM As part of your final examination, you will write two ( 2 ) separate essays on questions that will be selected from the list given at the end of this document. For each question, you will be given a choice between two sets of authors to draw from. Each set, in turn, features three authors from different historical periods. It sounds complicated, but it will be simpler in practice. For example: –––––––––––– 1. Essay Question #1 [insert question from below here] For your answer, choose either group A or group B below: A B [name 1, name 2, name 3] [name 1, name 2, name 3] As a bonus, you may substitute your memorized poem for any of the three authors in one of your essays. Or, if you wish, you may simply add that poem to the three authors, so that you’re discussing four. If the poem you memorized was written by one of the authors on list of three, you may quote it at length and appear an absolute genius. HOW YOUR ESSAYS WILL BE EVALUATED Your essays will be graded on the basis of how well they: sustain an insightful, challenging argument about their topics; treat their topics deeply in relation to each of the three authors in the designated set; draw upon specific evidence from the texts they cite.
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HOW YOUR ESSAYS MIGHT BE STRUCTURED A good structure for your exam might be the following, five-paragraph form: First Paragraph : Introduction; Definition of Key Terms; One Sentence Summary of Your Argument; Topic Sentence Outlining Paragraphs to Follow. Second Paragraph : First Author/Text; Argument About That Author/Text, Including Specific Examples.
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2009 for the course ENG English taught by Professor Bruster during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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