guide for final
PROVOCATIONS: SOME QUOTES TO GET YOU THINKING ABOUT THE
The Final Exam will consist
of short answer explanations (33.3%) and full-length essays (2 @
The short answer section
will consist of quotations from our course materials. You will be
1) identify the text from which the quote is taken,
2) explain both WHAT the passage says ("translate"
it,) as well as set it into the CONTEXT of the whole reading from
which it is taken.
The full-length essays,
as before, are to be carefully constructed arguments. The essays
should include: 1) a clear thesis, 2) evidence for every argument,
3) integration of direct quotes AND film-related supporting details.
These essays will ask you not only to explain and analyze individual
course materials but ALSO to make connections BETWEEN course materials.
You may bring a half-sheet of paper or large index card containing
any notes, outlines, quotes, or information you wish. No other materials
will be permitted during the examination.
In fairness to all students,
NO MAKE-UP EXAMS will be permitted. The exam will take place during
our last class meeting. Success on this exam will depend on your
knowledge of the class discussions, careful reading of all course
assignments, good notes on the films, videos, and discussions, and
planning of thoughtful essay answers. Please contact
the professor for any help, feedback, questions, etc. As always,
I am happy to respond to sample outlines, thesis statements, essays,
etc. in advance of the exam.