Unlike your previous tests in this course, your test on chapters 6–9 will not have an in-class part; it will have only a take-home part. It will consist of four essays worth a total of 100 points—the first three worth 30 points each and the last one worth 10 points. You can use your book or notes or discussions with other people, but all the writing must be your own. Here are the four essay assignments.
As before, when you turn in your answers, each answer must be on its own sheet of paper, and the sheets must not be stapled together. The formatting instructions are essentially the same as for the sheets you turned in for the test on chapters 3–5. Here are the main formatting guidelines:
As before, strict compliance with this precise protocol is needed for two important reasons: so that everyone operates within the same space constraints and so that I can grade each answer with a minimal chance of knowing who wrote it. For these reasons, deviations from this protocol will be penalized.
Your essays will be due at my office (3070 Wescoe Hall) on Wednesday, May 11, at the time when we usually start class: 10:30 a.m. (We will not have class that day.) You will have a one-hour grace period for turning in your test; any test turned in after 11:30 a.m., but before 10:30 a.m. the following day, will be considered a day late. (My lateness penalty is 10 points per day.) At any time, instead of delivering a hard copy of your test to me, you can submit it electronically (as an attachment, in Word format, not in the text of your e-mail message). I will print and grade electronically submitted tests, but only with a 5-point penalty, in addition to any applicable lateness penalty (though of course in certain cases you might be able to avoid a lateness penalty by submitting your test electronically when you can do that on time but cannot deliver a hard copy to me on time).