AC166+final - AC166: Race and Revision in Early America...

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AC166: Race and Revision in Early America Professor Kathleen Donegan, Fall 2009 Final Exam Instructions: Your final exam consists of three essay questions. The first question asks for a comparative analysis of our last two primary texts, and the next two questions take up the central themes of this course: race and revision. Your essays should be 2 ½ to 3 pages in length, and the completed exam no more than 10 pages total. The essays should be typed, in 12-point font, and double-spaced. Please return your completed exam in person to Room 2 LeConte on Tuesday, December 15 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. I will be there to receive it; late exams will not be accepted. Evaluation: Individual essays will be worth 15 points each; a total of 45 points can be earned in this exam. Each essay will be evaluated according to the categories listed below: Argument and selection of texts (5 points). This assessment is based on the argument or thesis you construct in response to the question. I will select a range of texts, but you will be evaluated on the selection and arrangement of texts and passages you use to support your argument. Depth of Analysis (5 point). This assessment is based on the complexity and specificity of your analysis, both of the texts and of the general issue you have chosen to explore. Interpretations should go beyond lists of examples, and should instead enter sustained critical engagement with the texts and the way they interact or reflect upon each other. We will pay special attention to how your
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AC166+final - AC166: Race and Revision in Early America...

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