To all exam takers:
You must complete the exam in order to pass the class. Write a 3-4-page double-spaced essay to reflect on what you have learned about writing. You are by no means limited to the following questions, but writing around these questions can help you analyze your progress as a writer. This is a personal essay, so you can use the first-person point of view that shares your true observations in your personal voice.
This essay must have a specific title and present your reflection on all the writing skills you have learned, for example, a central idea that controls your essay in the beginning, concise and clear sentences without grammatical mistakes, logical flow of sentences and paragraphs, fully-supported/developed statements with reasons and/or examples, and consistency in spacing, formatting, tense, reference, and voice (i.e.no mixed use of “I”, “you”, “they”).
In other words, your essay must have a central idea that is fully developed and supported by paragraphs. All sentences/examples/details in each paragraph support/develop the single topic in that paragraph. All paragraphs support the thesis stated in the beginning of your essay. Simply connecting your answers to the questions below does not fulfill the requirement of the essay.
Questions for the Development of the Exam Essay:
Examine how you have been engaged in the writing process and describe how you have developed in terms of writing, analyzing, collecting data and researching, and decision-making this semester. Use some papers from this class as examples to explain in what ways you think you have improved writing and what you have learned about writing. The following questions may help you find things to say.
1. Which moments come to mind when you think back over the class? Good moments? Bad moments? Perplexing moments? Embarrassing moments? Exciting moments? 2. What do these moments tell about you as a student,...