Locations will be arranged with Sue Russell approximately at mid-term. She will contact instructors by email. This exam time is slated only for CO150 and will not coincide with any other university scheduled exams. We will discuss the format of the final exam in detail in TART and E684, but be prepared to administer it during the allotted final exam time.
Please note that university rule prohibits graded events of value greater than 10% of the course grade conducted during the last week of classes. Therefore, this examination MUST be given during the final exam period.
The final examination asks students to make an editorial decision about which of three sample letters to the editor they would print in the publication specified. Students will need to read all three letters, as well as the description of the publication context, during the final exam time, and then write a well-supported argument that advocates the publication of one of the sample letters. These need not be lengthy arguments, but they should show that the students understand how to analyze publication contexts and that they can support their arguments with appropriate evidence.
You are welcome to write your own sample letters to the editor and publication context for the final exam, or you can use one of the lecturers' final exams.
Congratulations! You've completed your first semester of teaching composition. Enjoy the break. If you'd like to make any changes to this syllabus for next semester, please talk with Steve, Kate, Mike, or one of the lecturers. We would be happy to help you successfully incorporate syllabus revisions.