Students are expected to follow these instructions, unless they conflict with the professor’s written instructions appearing on the exam. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a grade reduction.
- On the Exam Date, you will be able to access the five essay prompts on Canvas. You must respond to three of the five essay prompts. Each essay response should be 650 words or less, double-spaced, formatted in a Word document.
- Start each essay response on a new page and place the question you are responding to in bold at the top of the page.
- It is recommended that before beginning to write that you name and save the document and
also activate any automatic save function that your word processing software may have.
- To submit your exam, upload your Word document responses to Canvas. The exam will be time-stamped in the system, and your exam must be submitted within the allotted time to make the grading deadline for the quarter. Only one submission will be accepted. Do not submit a hard copy or email version of the exam.
- Because other students may take the exam at a later date, do not discuss it with anyone until
the exam period has ended.
- You must complete the exam alone; please do not consult with other students about the questions, your responses, or to review course material during the exam period.
- This is an open-book and open-note exam. Please properly cite your sources if referencing or quoting a course text. You should use course materials primarily, rather than external reference materials.
- Should your computer become inoperable while you are taking the exam, please contact Dr. Hill immediately (Office Phone: 310-825-9865).
- Please abide by the Honor Code. Plagiarism will be detected and reported.
Students will receive an A grade if they demonstrate the following:
- Clear, compelling writing skills
- Response fully addresses all components of the question
- Essay is clearly organized and easy to follow
- Responses demonstrate a strong command of the course material
Sample Exam Question:
- Policy X was established to do XYZ. After reading this description of the policy, describe it's underlying logic around racial inequality. Include how it appears to define race, what it appears to believe are the causes of inequality, whether you believe the policy will effectively reduce inequality, and why or why not.
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