This 16-page Senior Final Exam Project is designed for any Senior Level English Class. The project includes: cover page; Test Directions Outline page with parent signature section; 3 essay directions pages; 1 hands-on project/presentation directions page; and the student-handout pages for the Censorship presentation (PowerPoint version for sale on my site). The test is designed to take anywhere from 4-6 weeks of in-class time. In order, the essays include an independent reading portion with literary essay to follow. Secondly, there is a persuasive research essay based on a teacher's presentation of Censorship and Banned Books that will lead the students to do more independent research on the topic. The presentation on Banned Books is for sale on my site. The final essay is a literary comparison essay between the Senior final exam independent book and a book that the teacher has taught in class. This essay is designed to be written on the last day of class; however, the students may prepare themselves ahead of time. The project portion is intended to use social and communicative English skills and be completely student-driven. The students can come up with their own ideas, but a suggested list is given as well. Ideas range from community service projects to Senior academic memory books. Each project requires the student to present on his/her findings. The benefit to this style of testing is that the emphasis is put on the student's focus and organization, collecting skills and notes throughout the year, reviewing previously written essays to make corrections, and, ultimately, independence!! I would suggest that the teacher who buys this insist that, once the directions are given, it is the student's responsibility to complete the given parts and notify the teacher when he/she is ready to present or turn in the portfolio of writing. Please understand that this is not a "how to teach writing" project, nor does it explain to the teacher how to grade it. The teacher who buys this needs to be skilled at the lesson planning needed to set up this final exam. However, I can assure that nothing is sweeter than knowing that the students are 100% responsible for their own success.