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The Final Exam Essay. What You Need to Know: The Basics. You’ll write this essay in Blackboard, as you did with Essay Three; You’ll have a choice of three topics; You’ll have a time limit of three hours Once you open the assignment, you CANNOT save and finish it later.

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The final exam essay

The Final Exam Essay


What you need to know the basics

What You Need to Know:The Basics

  • You’ll write this essay in Blackboard, as you did with Essay Three;

  • You’ll have a choice of three topics;

  • You’ll have a time limit of three hours

    • Once you open the assignment, you CANNOT save and finish it later.


Grading criteria your essay must contain the following

Grading Criteria: Your Essay Must Contain the Following:

  • A title that reflects the thesis and attempts to capture the reader’s attention;

  • A three-part introduction that contains a lead-in, a transition, and a previewing thesis;

    • The introduction should be between one-half and three-quarters of a page long


Grading criteria your essay must contain the following1

Grading Criteria: Your Essay Must Contain the Following:

  • One body paragraph for each point mentioned in the previewing thesis;

  • Each body paragraph must contain the following:

    • A topic sentence that echoes a point from the thesis;

    • Three to four sentences that explain the topic sentence;

    • An illustrating example that shows the truth of the topic sentence;

    • A one to two sentence warrant that explains the point of the example;

  • A three-part concluding paragraph.


Here s a successful student essay written under final exam time limitations

Here’s a successful student essay written under final exam time limitations

  • Click on this link to access it and turn on the speakers of your computer so that you can hear the commentary (it’s about 10 minutes);

  • When the essay analysis is over, you can return to the PowerPoint presentation


What i look for in grading the final

What I Look for in Grading the Final:

  • Organization and clarity

    • Thesis sentence and topic sentences

  • Interest

    • Introductory lead-in and body paragraph examples

  • Logic

    • Transition in the intro, explanation of topic sentence in body paragraphs, and warrant in body paragraphs and conclusion;

  • Correctness

    • A grammatically clean, proofread final copy


Final thoughts

Final Thoughts

  • Spend the allotted time on the paper; don’t crash it out;

  • Remember that once you open the assignment, you have to finish it then;

  • You have to write the final exam on or before Wednesday, December 12

  • You must have submitted Essay Five and gotten the password from me to access the final exam;

  • Please proofread your essay before you turn it in.


To be on the safe side

To Be on the Safe Side

  • When you’re ready to write your final exam,

  • Open a word file,

  • Then open the assignment to find out the topic;

  • Compose the essay in the word file while the Blackboard assignment is open and the clock is ticking.

  • Once you’re finished with the essay, then save it to your computer and copy and paste it into Blackboard

  • Then hit “submit”


Checklist does your essay have

Checklist: Does your essay have

  • A title?

  • A three-part introduction

  • One body paragraph for each point mentioned in the previewing thesis?

  • Body paragraphs that contain

    • Topic sentence

    • Explanation of topic sentence

    • Example

    • Warrant

  • A three-part conclusion?


Don t forget to proofread

Don’t forget to PROOFREAD!!!


Good luck

Good luck


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