Composition Challenge Exam by xqg16657

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									          Composition                                       Composition
    Placement/Challenge Exam                          Placement/Challenge Exam
Exam Times for Fall Semester 2008                 Exam Times for Fall Semester 2008

Online exams: June 20, 21, 25, 26                 Online exams: June 20, 21, 25, 26
For details, visit:                               For details, visit:
http://writing.colostate.edu/comp/exam/           http://writing.colostate.edu/comp/exam/

In person exams will be given in Clark A103.      In person exams will be given in Clark A103.
    Friday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m.                    Friday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m.                    Friday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m.                 Saturday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m.
Please bring a pen and photo ID.                  Please bring a pen and photo ID.
Doors will close promptly at exam start time.     Doors will close promptly at exam start time.

          Explanation of the Exam                           Explanation of the Exam
The exam is a 60-minute impromptu summary-        The exam is a 60-minute impromptu summary-
response essay test. You will:                    response essay test. You will:

    1. Read a two-page article;                       4. Read a two-page article;
    2. Summarize its main ideas in an                 5. Summarize its main ideas in an
       organized and detailed essay;                     organized and detailed essay;
    3. Explain why you agree or disagree with         6. Explain why you agree or disagree with
       what the article says.                            what the article says.

Support your position with specific examples      Support your position with specific examples
from your experience, outside reading, and/or     from your experience, outside reading, and/or
with an analysis of the essay's argument.         with an analysis of the essay's argument.

                 Preparation                                       Preparation

To prepare for the exam, read an argumentative    To prepare for the exam, read an argumentative
article in a newspaper or magazine. Summarize     article in a newspaper or magazine. Summarize
the main ideas of the argument, explain whether   the main ideas of the argument, explain whether
you agree or disagree with the author's           you agree or disagree with the author's
viewpoint, and then support your agreement        viewpoint, and then support your agreement
and/or disagreement.                              and/or disagreement.

In addition, the following writing guides are     In addition, the following writing guides are
accessible through the website below and can      accessible through the website below and can
help you prepare for the Exam.                    help you prepare for the Exam.

       Writing Arguments                                Writing Arguments
       Development                                      Development
       Focus                                            Focus
       Organization                                     Organization
       Critical Reading                                 Critical Reading
       Writing Summaries                                Writing Summaries

        For more information, visit:                      For more information, visit:

http://writing.colostate.edu/comp/placement.cfm   http://writing.colostate.edu/comp/placement.cfm

								
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