· Students may use irregular verb lists but no other references (except dictionaries).
· Desktops should be cleared of all but bluebooks, topics, dictionaries, irregular verb list and a few sheets of scrap paper for the draft.
· All students at all levels should be given two hours and ten minutes to write.
· Students should be continuously supervised.
· Students should not be allowed to help each other.
· Instructors should not answer questions about grammar or content.
· Students may not leave the classroom during the exam.
· Instructors should not point out errors or help students write.
· Students must write compositions in the blue books provided by the Department. No computer printouts will be accepted.
· The classroom should remain quiet.
Before class tomorrow, go over your composition from today:
1. Did you address the topic?
2. Did you use complete sentences?
3. Are your words spelled correctly?
4. Is your handwriting legible?
5. Is the main idea (thesis/opinion) in the first paragraph/introduction?
6. Where is the main idea (topic sentence) in the second, third (fourth? fifth?) paragraphs?
7. Did you include a well developed conclusion?
8. Is your essay at least 250 words?
Bring in your essay and your responses to these questions to class tomorrow.