The final exam is worth twenty-five points.
For the final, read Julie Orringer’s “Pilgrims” as a fiction writing textbook. The story is found on page 332 of Deepening Fiction.
When you write, be specific. Quote the story to support your assertions about it. Your identification of a fiction writing technique taught by the story should be no longer than 500 words. An example of your use of the knowledge you find in the textbook/story is also required, but has no word limit. Your use of the knowledge you find should not take the form of a hypothetical consideration of how you might use the technique you find or be a quotation from your work. It should be an actual fictional fragment written for the exam. It should exemplify the fiction writing technique you identify.
The final is due on December 14th at 12:50 pm. I will stop collecting the exam after it is due. Turn the exam in by emailing it to me before it is due, or attending, writing, and emailing the exam in person on the 14th beginning at 11:00 am. When you email the exam, include “English 3420” and your name in the subject line.
If you have questions, please email me.