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Exam Objective

This midterm evaluates the degree to which the student can successfully construct a four-paragraph expository essay (introduction, two body paragraphs, and conclusion), as well asrevise and edit their essay using a rubric and pre-established classroom criteria. The student should present a perspective on American values using logically sound and grammatically correctparagraphs, basing their reasoning in clearly stated themes and concrete, illustrative examples. The produced paragraphs will be evaluated from 0 to 5 based on three categories: organization and structure,content and development, and process and linguistic accuracy. The overall exam grade will be the average of these three scores.
Exam Administration

Feb 20th: Brainstorming, Planning, and Writing.Students receive the essay question, brainstorm, plan/organize, and begin writing their answer. At the end of this class period the student should upload his/her outline and thesis statement for theessay.
Feb 22nd: Writing. Students write their exam. At the end of this class period the student should upload his/her first draft for the essay.
Feb 24th: Revising, Editing, Evaluation: Studentsrevise and edit their essay according to the rubric. At the end of this class period the student should upload his/her final draft for the essay, with tracked changes.
Post exam: Teachers may holdsessions during class hours to present exam results and/or to discuss final class grades. The same may be accomplished in office hours.

Attendance to all three sessions is mandatory. If the studentmisses one of the sessions without a valid excuse, his/her exam will be annulled.

Format
Write your essay as a Word document with the following specifications:
• Name and section
• Double-spaced• Indented
• Font size 12

***It is the student’s responsibility to save a back-up copy of the essay.

The essay must have:
• A title
• An introduction
• Two body paragraphs
• A...
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