The final exam is worth twenty-five points.
For the final, read Richard Ford’s “Communist” as a fiction writing textbook. The story is found on page 529 of Telling Stories.
To complete the exam, first, in no more than 500 words, identify a fiction writing technique taught by the story. Be specific. Quote the story to support your assertions about it and the technique.
Second, in a fragment of fiction written for the exam, write an example of your use of the technique you have identified. This fragment has no word limit. Your use of the knowledge you find should by no means take the form of a hypothetical consideration of how you might use the technique nor be a quotation from work written earlier in the semester. Your example should be written for the exam and should exemplify the fiction writing technique you identify.
The final is due on May 4th at 12:50 pm. The late paper policy as described by the syllabus applies to the final exam. Turn the exam in by emailing it to me before it is due, or attending, writing, and emailing the exam in person on the 4th 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.