Final Exam Study Guide
What should I expect?
It will include a matching portion, short answer portion, reading comprehension portion, MLA formatting portion and essay portion.
Honors students will have two extra questions in each section as well as be required to write an extra paragraph on the essay.
The total possible score for all versions will be 100 pts. There will be one extra credit question (valued at a possible 5 pts).
The exam will be CLOSED book, any reading material needed to complete the exam will be provided for you during the exam period.
It will cover the following material.
Satiracal Terms, Logical Fallacies and Graphic Novel Vocabulary will be covered. You will be given a word banks.
The vocab portion may require you to match, create sentences, write definitions or any combination of these three tasks.
Review the handouts we’ve completed in class.
The grammar potion will be comprised of tasks taken directly from these sheets.
Be familiar with the basics of MLA formatting and style.
The MLA formatting portion may require you to match, correct, or create a first page, in text citation, or works cited page or citation for a single author book, webpage, image, or periodical.
You will be provided with a short reading passage and several questions that you will respond to directly and in complete sentences. Grammar, spelling and content will be all be factored into the grading of this portion. The passage will be related to either Never Let Me Go, V for Vendetta, The Institute, Satire or Logical Fallacies.
Be prepared to
- Read the passage
- Answer questions regarding the passage
- Formulate a strong and arguable thesis
The Novels, Satire, Dystopia, Logical Fallacies, and Debate
You should be prepared to accurately identify and discuss protagonist, antagonist, foil, round character, flat character, dynamic character, static character, plot; including conflict, inciting incident, rising action, falling action and resolution, theme, motif, symbol, tone, mood, setting, diction, irony, epiphany, metaphor in both V for Vendetta and Never Let Me Go:
You should understand and be able to identify elements of satire and the difference between satire and gallows humor.
You should understand and be able to identify various types of logical fallacies.
You should be able to use graphic novel vocabulary to analysis one or more panels from a text.
You may be required to match, write definitions, directly respond to short answer questions, complete diagrams or any combination of these tasks.
You will be asked to write a three (four for honors) paragraph essay concerning V for Vendetta, Never Let Me Go or The Institute.