The final exam
There will be a final exam in the course. The duration of the exam will be three hours, with an additional ten minutes of time to read the paper and plan your answers.
Objectives of the exam
What I am looking for in the exams.
- To encourage you to read, remember, and think about the works on the course.
- To encourage you to relate them to the culture of their time, and our own.
- To encourage you to pay close attention to the authors' language.
- You may bring your texts and one page of notes to the exam.
- You will be asked to answer four questions on this exam.
- One question will be a series of short answers on the works on the full reading list for the course.
- One will ask for an explication of a passage (about 20 lines in length) from one of the plays or poems on the reading list.
- The remaining two questions will be essay-type questions
inviting responses to the works on the full reading list for the course.
- One of these questions will require comparison between two works.
- At least one essay question must deal with a work from the Medieval period.
- You will have a choice of questions.
This page last updated on 11 September 2003. © Michael