Final Essay Exam Directions
For the final essay, you will be asked to read three questions carefully and then choose only ONE question to answer. You will then write a thesis-centered essay of at least 500 words in response to this one question using excerpts from “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm and “The Case For Black Joy” by HadiyaRoderique to support your writing.
The final essay assignment will be available
from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, 11 December, to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 13 December.
You will save your essay as a Word document (.doc or .docx) using Microsoft Office, Google Docs (File->Download->Microsoft Word), Pages (File-> Export to->Word…) or other word processor, and attach that document to the assignment below: “Final Essay Exam Assignment :: Turn in Here.”
The essay is due before midnight on Monday, 13 December.
Do not write your essay in the “Comments” box.
This box is so that you can leave a note or “comment” for your professor about your essay that you have submitted.
Develop a thesis that takes a clear stance or position.
Organize your thoughts — an outline can help do this.
Use MLA in-text citation to support your claim with quotes or paraphrases from BOTH the Roderique and the Fromm readings. (You must use at least one cited idea from each reading).
Use the notes you have written directly on the exam readings to assist you in writing your essay.
While you can also use your own observations and experiences to develop your claims, the Roderique and the Fromm readings must be the primary source for development. Discuss how the citations and ideas are relevant to your thesis.
*The questions will provide a theme for you. The main thing to do is argue your thesis with one main point. Then, in your body points, you bring in quotes from the readings for evidence.It is not a book report addressing all aspects of the reading. Instead, it is an essay you write from your own viewpoint (you do not need to even mention the readings in the introduction for example).
*You do not need to know the readings perfectly, you just need to have a sense of their main ideas so that you can quote them.
**The final will be available on December 11, Saturday. You must turn the final in by Monday, December 13 before 11:59 p.m.
**You can find the final on the menu on the left under “FINAL ESSAY EXAM.” You also turn the final in there.
–The format for the final is:
There will be a few questions you can choose from. You choose one question to answer. You write an essay arguing your point in reply.
You answer that question from your own viewpoint. Then, you use quotes in the bodypoints from the readings. You must use at least one quote from both readings for a piece of evidence.
So, write a 5-paragraph essay in reply:
Introduction, with thesis at end
Body Points (Each using SEER).
–In the third body point, you can use a another quote from the readings or you can use a personal example.
–This essay will be like the one you wrote for your first essay. It will be graded, this time, taking into account that you only had a short time to write it!
Final Essay Exam Directions