The mid-term exam will be administered in the ninth week. During this week, please make arrangements to take this exam. Since the exam is closed-book, you will need a proctor. You have three options here. First, if you are able to come to the campus, you can take the exam with Paul Smalley on March 14 at the regular class time. Second, you can arrange with someone at your church to proctor the exam for you. You can set this up with Chris Engelsma. Third, we can proctor the exam remotely using video-conferencing software. Again, make these arrangements with Chris Engelsma.
This exam will be based primarily on the lectures given and secondarily on the assigned readings scheduled above prior to that date.
The final exam will be made available in week 13. It is a take-home exam based on the lectures, but an excellent exam will go beyond the lectures. It will consist of about ten essay questions. Please do also note on your exam what percentage of the readings you completed.
A final paper (5-15 pages) on some aspect of Puritan theology. You have two options here. If you would like to write a traditional style research paper, you are free to do that. The paper should make use of both primary and secondary source material, be well supported by footnotes, and contain a good bibliography on the subject you are treating. Your other option is to write a book review. This review should be roughly divided into one part exposition and one part critique. An excellent review will reference the material I covered in the lectures and your readings. All written work should bide by the strictures of the PRTS Style Guide.
Each week will typically have one discussion point. You are required to submit a post to each of these. Many of these forums also require you to respond to what the others have posted. You will always know if a response is required by checking the grading criteria for each. Please read the directions for how to do this effectively.