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Course Exam

140265 VO Contemporary African Women's Writing and African Feminism (2017S)


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).



Examination topics

Topics for the exam and the essay will cover the texts discussed in the lectures.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam or argumentative essay (3,500 words).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment criteria for the essay:
1) Contents (in particular detection of the central points; clear formulation, structure and organization of the argument, supported with evidence from primary and secondary sources; the ability to read text closely and interpret both form and content; the ability to identify, analyse and understand the context and make connections; the ability to reflect critically on the relations between primary texts and relevant secondary texts, instead of just citing secondary texts as a source of authority and interpretation; correctness of methodology; originality; creativity; scope or relevance of the secondary literature used and their methodologically consistent incorporation): Here about 60% of the points will be awarded.
2) Format (esp. layout, formatting, and citation practice): 20%
3) Language (particularly scholarly terminology and correct use of technical terms; clear and understandable language; correct spelling, grammar, and sentence composition; style): 20%

In all three areas at least 50% of the points must be achieved in order to obtain credit. The mark breakdown is as follows:
Excellent (1) 90-100 %
Good (2) 80-89 %
Satisfactory enough (3) 65-79 %
Unsatisfactory (4) 50-64 %
Fail ( 5) 50 -0 %

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