Original test over Winesburg, Ohio.
My novel testing units are designed to ensure that AP English Lit students (or any literature students) complete their reading assignments while preparing for discussions and examinations. The 51-page unit contains an ORIGINAL MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST (with key) to use first. Secondly, pass out the study guide for the second exam (primarily interpretation) and review the exam with them, explaining key concepts found on their guide. Finally, administer the exam for a much deeper understanding of an American novel once misunderstood. Teachable issues in Winesburg, Ohio, include gender differences, Freudian psychology in small-town America, and religious allusions. Originally composed tests prevent students accessing on-line tests and knowing the items before class time. Yet, like the AP exams, these tests demand proof of reading. I wrote the following test series myself in the following manner. If, for example, we were studying a 200-page novel, I would take a test item from every tenth page, roughly speaking. That test design would produce, therefore, a 20-item test spanning the breadth of the book. Almost all of the tests follow this pattern to ensure students finished each book. Participation in class discussions increased dramatically, and well-versed students were much more engaging than those posing as having read during our discussions over each text.