Final Exams English 1
Date of final exam: Tuesday, June 19th from 8:15-10:30
Remember to bring the following: Pens, pencils, eraser, and novel for Part B (the essay section) of the exam.
What will be on your exam?
Part A (You may not use your novel for this section)
20 Multiple Choice questions - Prefixes
15 Multiple Choice & Fill in the Blank questions- Comprehension Questions Of Mice and Men
3 Paragraphs - Critical Thinking questions Of Mice and Men. Be sure that each of your paragraphs contain the following:
Unity (each detail supports the topic sentence)
Part B – Essay (You may use your novel for this section)
Of Mice and Men – Persuasive Essay Question
Length: 5-6 paragraphs/350-500 words
You will be graded on the following:
-Lead: Used a lead that grabs the reader’s attention.
-Thesis statement: Included a thesis statement that gives your opinion clearly expresses your opinion.
-Argument: 2-3 paragraphs containing details that will convince the reader that your idea is a good one.
-Unity: All details support the topic sentence
-Counterargument / Rebuttal: 3rd or 4th paragraph contains a counterargument & rebuttal
-Thesis statement: Restated your thesis statement in a new and creative way
-Clincher: Made a call to action or convinced reader to take your side
Content and knowledge:
-Provided evidence to support your opinions such as specific examples from book -Provided at least one direct quotation from the book to support and strengthen arguement
-Made use of transitions correctly and appropriately
Clarity and organization:
-Expressed ideas logically and clearly state your opinion
-Used a varied vocabulary and persuasive language to convince the reader
-Used formal language and did not use slang or banned words
-Used correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization