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Final Exam Fall 2011

English 12 Final Exam Fall 2011

In-Class Essay

 

Prior to the exam, use your time to create an effective first draft (outline, bubble, etc.) of your essay of choice.  Come to class with the resources needed to write an effective essay.

 

In 90 minutes, compose a solid essay that addresses one of the topics below.  Your essay should include an introduction; strong thesis with subject, active verb, and key terms; body paragraphs with claim/data/warrant; and powerful conclusion.  Please directly reference (quote) and converse with at least one professional literary criticism in your essay.  Planning ahead will be crucial.  A Works Cited is required (you might want to do this before the final period to save time for writing).  Computers will be available for typing in the classroom.

 

Please turn in your hand-written draft (outline, bubble, etc.), printed final copy, and completed rubric (please mark the spots where you addressed two focus standards).  Turn in to SafeAssign at the end of the class period.

 

To be clear, you should research and complete a first draft for your essay before the final class period, but the essay itself should be written during class on the final exam day.  Hand in paper copies of the rubric and D1; the final draft (with Works Cited in same document) should be submitted on SafeAssign only.

 

Identify two focus standards and give yourself a score for each one.  Explain why your essay deserves each of these scores.

___/10             Ideas and Content

___/10             Organization

___/10             Voice

___/10             Word Choice

___/10             Sentence Fluency

___/10             Conventions

Explanation for these two scores:

 

 

 

 

TASKS:

___/10             Rubric filled out D1 turned in

___/10             Completed on time (cannot be turned in late, so you had better turn it in on time)

___/10             Literary criticism quoted, cited, and listed in Works Cited

___/10             Submitted to SafeAssign (will not be graded if not submitted effectively; be sure

to mark the box for Global Database comparison)

 

For the Summative Assessments category, what score does your paper deserve out of 60 points?  Why?  Please deduct 10 points if you did not quote and converse with a literary criticism.

 


OPTION 1

Identify and analyze the connections between Huxley’s Brave New World and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

 

Include a thesis statement with an active verb and two to three key terms; use the claim/data/analysis format vigorously.  Your essay should include multiple direct references (quotes and/or paraphrases with citations) to “The Tempest” (full text available at http://nfs.sparknotes.com/tempest/page_2.html) and Brave New World.

 

 

OPTION 2

Using the literary terms presented during the BNW unit, compare and contrast the writing styles of Huxley, Conrad, and Shakespeare.

 

Include a thesis statement with an active verb and two to three key terms; use the claim/data/analysis format vigorously.  Your essay should include multiple direct references (quotes and/or paraphrases with citations) to “The Tempest” (full text available at http://nfs.sparknotes.com/tempest/page_2.html), Brave New World, and Heart of Darkness.

 

 

OPTION 3

Use one of the four specified critical lenses (not the one used for your HOD essay) to present a professional criticism of Brave New World.

 

Include a thesis statement with an active verb and two to three key terms; use the claim/data/analysis format vigorously.  Your essay should include multiple direct references (quotes and/or paraphrases with citations) to Brave New World and at least one professional literary criticism of the text (be sure to find this ahead of time).

 

 

OPTION 4

Relying heavily on your notes from Dr. Galik’s lecture, use two of the critical lenses she introduced to analyze a compelling music video of your choice.  Include a link to the video.  You should utilize at least two lenses and provide an overview of these lenses, including the questions they ask/answer, in your introduction.  Please include direct references to the video elements (shots, angles, focus points, etc.), lyrics, and at least one other legitimate source.

 

Include a thesis statement with an active verb and two to three key terms; use the claim/data/analysis format vigorously. 

 

 

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