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123 Final Examination
This assignment serves as the
final examination for the course.
of the following and
write a brief essay of not more than 500
words. Be sure to include an introduction, body, and brief conclusion.
This course is comprised of many
learning activities, each of which was designed to help you achieve one or more
of the seven learning outcomes listed in the syllabus and below for your
reference. The final examination asks you to think back over the course, the
activities and exercises, the readings, the assignments, and any other aspect
of the course. Choose at least three of
the learning outcomes and write at least one paragraph for each in which
you evaluate specifically how you were helped or not helped to achieve the
learning outcome. Discuss what were the most effective activities for you to
help achieve the learning outcome and any activity that was not effective for
Respond orally and in
writing to evaluate, analyze, and critically assess the ideas and meanings
of diverse texts.
responses to course readings, discussions, and visual prompts, by
including a clear, engaging thesis statement and supporting that statement
with well-organized, detailed evidence.
rhetorical decisions to achieve the purpose of a written work, based on an
understanding of ethical issues and underlying assumptions and values in
Deepen understanding of
a topic by conducting research that leads to a documented paper with
Revise their writings
to improve clarity, content, tone, and style, addressing such issues as
audience, structure, and voice.
Edit writing so
understanding is not impaired because of errors in grammar, mechanics, or
of the interdependent relationship of reading, writing, and thinking, and
reflect on their thinking as part of a larger community of thinkers.
Reflect on what you learned about
the composition process during the course. Discuss
two insights you have gained from your composition process. For each one, write at least one paragraph
and describe how you came to the insight and how that notion expands beyond
ENGL 123 (i.e. how will it help you reach future academic and/or professional
goals?). Then, in another paragraph,
describe one obstacle you faced and overcame and how you would have
approached the obstacle differently knowing what you know now.
Early in the course, you were asked to compare how you felt
about writing to a food. In a paragraph,
discuss your original analogy and whether or not you have changed your
feelings at all and explain why or why not. Then, in at least two paragraphs, compare your experience in ENGL 123 to a
complete meal. Using specific examples from what you learned in the course,
explain what was the appetizer, main entrée and dessert. Be sure to discuss why
you selected certain activities or course concepts as the different meal parts.
Be creative and honest!