Everything you need to know about the Departmental Final
Essays is located on this website. Here you will
find specific information on the examination for your
course, dates, requirements, etc. There is also
detailed information on how to register for the exam.
You should read the information in this order:
- Examination information for your course—ENG-101 or
- How to Register
Read Carefully: To take either examination, you will will
have to type your essay on the computer. No extra time
will be given to students who do not type well.
Departmental Final Essay Policy
English Composition 101 and 102 Essay Finals
If the student receives a score lower
than a six on the departmental final, the exam will be
immediately reevaluated by a team of readers. These readers
will confirm the validity of this score.
students in composition courses are required to take the
essay final for ENG-101 and the essay final for ENG-102.
The essay final will count as 30%
of the final grade for the course.
Instructors must show how final
grades are being calculated on their first-day class
handouts so that
students are aware of the policy
and the impact of the final essay on their grade for the
Extra credit assignments cannot
be used to offset the weight of the final essay.
There are no retests for the
Students who do not take the
final essay will receive a 0 for this requirement and will
have the option of taking it by the end of the next
Scores for the final essay in
each course are to be equated with the following grades:
Numerical Grade Equivalent
Letter Grade Equivalent