- Have students write course evaluations.
- Collect Essay 4 or remind students when it is due.
- If you have this day free, have students edit and proofread each others’ papers. If not, use this day to “catch up.”
Prepare an activity that brings the entire semester together in some way that students can complete during the final exam time. Perhaps have students write a self-evaluation in which they refer back to specifics from the papers they wrote in this course to discuss in detail what they learned during the semester, how they have improved, and where they want to improve in terms of their writing in the future. You might also let students know that you’ll read their self-evaluations and they could impact their grades, especially if the piece is especially effective and their final grade is on a borderline.
Other options might be to have students give an oral presentation on their final papers. It’s sometimes interesting for students to see what issues everyone else dealt with and what they found in researching and writing their issue. You might also use some of their presentations as the bases for discussions during the final meeting time.
In any case—
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MEET WITH YOUR CLASS DURING THE ASSIGNED FINAL EXAM PERIOD IN THE ASSIGNED CLASSROOM.