WRITING FOR ENGLISH COURSES
English 004: Sample Questions #3
The directions that appear below are the ones that you will receive when you take the final exam for English 004.
Directions: Write an essay one one of the topics listed below. You will have 90 minutes to complete your essay. You should spend the first 60 minutes planning and writing your essay. If you bring a dictionary, you may use it only during the last 30 minutes.
1. We are often faced with injustice in life, such as unfair
grades, unfair treatment at work, or discrimination. There are
times when it may be best to speak out for what we believe is right
and other times when it may be best to remain silent. Describe a
situation in which you, or someone you know, faced an unfair
situation. Explain whether it was best to speak out or remain
silent and why. What advice would you give someone facing similar
2. Everyone seems to be more health concious. Many of us are
exercising regularly and are being more careful about the food that
we eat. Write an essay in whcich you discuss the ways that this
health awareness helps people. Desrcibe the ways that you stay
3. It is sometimes said, "There are no poor students, only poor
teachers." At one time or another we have all had a very good
teacher. This teacher made difficult subjects easy or boring
subjects interesting. Write an essay discussing the qualties of a
good teacher. Describe an experience that you had with a good
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