To prepare for the exam, you should use the practice article provided in the Week 6 section. The article is titled, “It’s a Job for Parents, Not the Government.” I recommend that you read the article and view the presentation to get an overview of what will be expected of you on the exam. You will be analyzing the argument presented in the article by answering the critical questions we have been studying. The Analysis Worksheet will provide a good model for you to follow as you critically read each paragraph. If you find you are having difficulty with a particular critical question, go back to that chapter in the ARQ text and review the information. There are also practice exercises at the end of each chapter that can be helpful. Once you have completed your analysis, you will be required to apply your understanding of the author’s argument to answer a series of multiple choice questions. Be sure to submit your answers to the exam questions as well as your analysis worksheet. If you do not submit your worksheet, you will not get credit for the exam.
You will be taking the exam on Friday. You will have 2 hours to complete the exam. The exam must be completed in one sitting. You may not start the exam in the morning and then go back to it later in the day. Be sure that you have ample time to complete the test before you begin.