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Comprehensive Exam


Sample Exam

Reading List

Literary Terms List

Exam is usually the Saturday before the last day of classes.*

Fall 2020: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Spring 2021: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Fall 2021: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Spring 2022: Saturday, April 23, 2022

The exam is held from 9 AM until 1 PM on the date of the exam, lasting 4 hours.

*This timing is typically two Saturdays prior to the last day of classes in the fall semester because of conflict with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Exam Structure: 5 Parts

The Exam is to be written in FOUR hours. Take 45 minutes per section.

Parts A, B, and C consist of Essay Questions

Part D: Term Definitions and Significance

Part E: Poetry Explication