It was a tough, long, grewling and stressful, but I managed to get through it without too much pain; the exam took the entire three hours I was a lotted, and I left the room in a daze, totally-out-of-it. Actually, when I left the classroom, I had forgotten to check with the prof. when the marks would be posted, or when I could email her if I had any concerns; I was just happy to get out of there!
The exam was a three hour essay, between 600 to 800 words, that was to test your ability to read, understand, and then communicate back, in essay form, whether you understood the essay [you just read] or not, and could successfully argue a point, either for or against the essay topic. The challenge was to pick one question from a choice of four and answer it. My written scribe consists on average seven words per line, and I would require a minimum of 86 lines to a maximum of 114 lines of text, thus translating into 5 1/2 to 7 pages of text. I believe I managed to achieve 6 1/3 pages. It is a automatic fail if you do not meet the specified requirements of the exam, another words, too few or too many words will cost you the exam!
It was tough for me. All the rules and requirements along with the general English and grammar that we spent the whole semester brushing up on, I hope I passed it, and I hope I never need to go through it again. I am so tired right now that I can’t even go to bed.