[Solved] ENGL147N – Week 8 Final Exam-a-bration!




Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Weekly Lessons
  • Textbook
  • Your Notes


The final exam (a-bration!) is a timed, three-paragraph essay exam. You will have one hour to complete this exam.

Note: This exam is open-note, open-book, open-lesson so that you may remind yourself of key terms and concepts. However, please do not cite or paraphrase source material (textbook, lesson, outside articles, nor any source/research). This exam must be composed entirely by you, in your voice, using your own powers of persuasion.

Scenario: You are presenting your end-of-class celebration plans to a jury whose sole purpose is to approve or reject end-of-class celebration plans. This jury has decided many such cases, so it is your job to make your case compelling, engaging, exciting, unique, and argumentatively sound.

Toward that goal, and in three fully-developed paragraphs, please address the prompt questions .

A special note: While you should employ pre-writing, planning, and drafting techniques, please use a separate document or notebook for those pre-writing, planning, and stages. The final draft of your 3 exam paragraphs should be the only items you submit.


This activity will be graded using the ENGL147: Week 8 Grading Rubric

Download ENGL147: Week 8 Grading Rubric

Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 4

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday


Paragraph 1: Define and Explain

This paragraph is not presented to the jury. This paragraph simply explains your celebration plans in detail.

In one rich paragraph, describe how you will celebrate finishing this class. Employ very specific details to create a full paragraph. You may richly describe one specific celebration, like a party or a trip, or you may describe several celebratory actions you will be taking in the coming week or weeks.

Paragraphs 2 and 3: Defend Your Choice with Argument Technique

Paragraphs 2 and 3 will be presented by you to the jury. So, for your final 2 paragraphs, imagine that you are indeed presenting and defending your plan for celebration to this jury, and that they (remember: a seasoned and tough jury) will ultimately give your plan a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down.” In these paragraphs, be as creative and unique as you’d like, as long as you are meeting the requirements for each paragraph. Your goal is to present the most solid and powerful argument possible; you want that well-deserved stamp of approval!

Paragraph 2: Apply Aristotle

In a rich, detailed, paragraph, employ the argument appeals we have studied and practiced: logos, ethos, pathos, and kairos. This paragraph should present “your case” to the jury in detail and should demonstrate the sound use of all four of these appeals.

Paragraph 3: Toulmin

In a rich, detailed paragraph, apply the Toulmin Model in two specific ways: to establish common ground with the jury and to address at least one possible counter argument the jury might forward. Very thoroughly and logically apply concession and refutation to that counter argument; remember- you need that “thumbs up,” and this jury is a tough one. Consider the many reasons they might disapprove and take those reasons apart with compelling rebuttal techniques.


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