90 Writing Final Exam Spring 2014

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90 Writing Final Exam Spring 2014

  1. 1. Final Exam Write a short essay (4-5 paragraphs) about an American value (question following). You will use your American Ways book as a resource. You must: • Write legibly • Double-space • Include in-text citations (author’s family name, “title of article”) – ie: (Kearny Datesman, et al, 223)
  2. 2. Topic: • Define and explain a specific American value. Give examples of you have observed this value existing in everyday life. Contrast this value with your own culture and how things are done differently in your culture.
  3. 3. Requirements: • Compare/Contrast Essay Structure • Introduction with hook, transition, and clear thesis statement. • Clear topic sentences and focused body paragraphs. Transitions between each paragraph. • Conclusion with rephrased thesis and clear strategy • Use of complex sentence structure and appropriate vocabulary.
  4. 4. In-Text Citations and Note Care • You must use at least two in-text citations which includes author name and page number. • You will use the notecard provided to have your resource info during the exam.

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