WORLD LITERATURE II (ENG 252)
Dr. Diane Thompson, NVCC, ELI
Bring the following to the Testing Center of your choice:
You will write this exam in the Testing Center using the Blackboard testing system. There is no time limit, so be sure that you enter the Testing Center early enough to allow yourself as much time as you think you may need. An hour or two should be plenty. You may use a dictionary. Be sure to proofread your essay carefully before posting it to the Blackboard Exam Message Box. I will consider both the quality of the writing and the quality of the content when I grade your essay.
After you have completed the exam, it will be sent to ELI, where I will read it. I will mail your grade to you with my comments on your exam. Allow about one week for turnaround. You will not receive the exam back, nor will you be able to get back any papers you bring to the exam. I will keep a copy of your exam for one year, so you may refer to it if necessary.
This exam will ask you to write an essay comparing and contrasting some aspect of Tartuffe and Candide that interests you. You may use background material from your Activities on Tartuffe and Candide in this essay. This material can include notes and outlines, but not the completed Activities. If you have done the double credit Activity on Candide and Monkey, you may develop a question on that pair for your exam essay and omit Tartuffe.
Note: there may be questions on this form that are not on the form in the Testing Center, but don't worry about that. Any question on this form, or any good question of your own that deals with the relevant material, is ok.
Possible topics for comparison/contrast might include:
Remember--your essay should have a point to it, it should be able to answer a reader's question: SO WHAT? If you are not sure how to do this, see A.Taormina's instructions on "How to Write a Literary Comparison Essay," which is linked to our home page.
Contact me at Diane Thompson to discuss your plans for this exam before you take it; I can be helpful, and I'd like to talk with you about your ideas.
Plan to write about an hour; you may have longer if your wish. You should develop an essay of not less than five hundred words; it may be longer if you need to say more about your topic. You may bring notes and articles to the testing center; the notes and articles will be stapled to your test and returned to me. You may also bring your textbook and course guide to the testing center. You may not bring a draft of the essay, or completed Activities. Be sure to support any statements you make with examples from the texts themselves. The purpose of this exam is to encourage you to demonstrate your own understanding and thinking about what you have read; there is no simple, single answer to any of these questions.
Exam 1 is worth up to 100 points.
(c) Diane Thompson : 11/14/1998; updated: 07/30/2007