English 251: Introduction to Literature / Spring 2000
Number of exams
There will be three written exams during the course of the semester (each worth 100 points), plus 3 out-of-class writing assignments (worth together 100 points). Dates are indicated on the Course Schedule (Parts 1, 2, and 3).
Format of the exams
Each exam will consist of one or two longer essays, followed by a series of questions calling for short answers (2 or 3 sentences). About a week before each exam, I will issue a "prep sheet" that will point you fairly specifically to the matters you can expect to encounter on the test.
You will want to review the memo on criteria for evaluating examination answers. What is said here applies both to short essays written in-class and to longer essays written out of class. If something on this memo is not clear to you, consult the extended version; if you are still uncertain about what is meant by this or that criterion, be sure to ask for clarification in class, on the electronic discussion board, or over the listserv.
Two notes on the writing you do for this course
The following will be ready for your perusal as the respective exams approach or (in the case of feedback) after they have been evaluated:
Prep sheet for Exam #1
Prep sheet for Exam #2
Prep sheet for Exam #3
Let me know if something is unclear to you about the prep sheet, essay assignment, or schedule of an examination. Please send your questions to email@example.com .
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This page last updated 08 May 2000.