Final Exam Study Guide

Instructions for the take home portion of the exam

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Instructions: For the take-home portion of the exam, choose ONE of the prompts on the next page and write an essay in response. A printed copy of this essay (typed, double-spaced) is due at the time you come to take the final exam. Is the exam open-book? Yes, you may use any of our assigned readings as you write your essay. Do not include information other than what was in our readings for instance, don’t go searching for information online. Such info rmation will not earn you points, since the purpose of the exam is to test your knowledge of the assigned course material. How much time do you have? How long should your essay be? You may do as much preparation for writing the essay as you like (studying, outlining, etc.). But spend no more than 1 hour actually writing the exam. Your essay should be no less than 2 full double-spaced pages, no more than 3 pages. Can you work in groups? You may study or outline the essay in groups. However, you should work alone when you sit down to write your essay. How much detail should you go into? I’m looking for breadth, not depth . Each essay prompt asks you to incorporate a dozen examples. Your summary of those examples will necessarily be brief , just a couple of sentences each. However, you should correctly refer to relevant details such as names, countries, centuries, and special vocabulary to demonstrate your familiarity with the material. How polished does the writing have to be? Because this is a timed exam, your essay won’t be as tightly or elegantly written as a paper: you’re writing a single, well -planned draft. No formal introduction or conclusion is needed. Just dive right into answering the question. Proofread your essay before you submit it, to make sure there are no mistakes that might prevent me from understanding what you mean to say. Grading criteria: Your essay will be graded based on how well you respond to all parts of the essay prompt. accurately use relevant details: names, countries, centuries, special vocabulary, etc. present your thoughts in a way that is clear to understand.
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Option A. Trends in postcolonial Christianity. In Units 3-4, we examined two trends that have shaped Christianity in the postcolonial era: (1) “postcolonial guilt,” Western Christians’ rejection of cultural imperialism; and (2) “reverse mission,” the process of missionaries and immigrants from the global South bringing their distinctive forms of Christianity into the global North. Write a 4-paragraph essay that briefly explains these two trends, using examples from across the semester. Discuss three examples in each paragraph . Organize your essay as follows:
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