Write a composition using one of the following topics. Your composition needs to be three to five paragraphs
long. It must contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
Argue for or against the limitation of speed limits.
Compare and contrast driving in the winter and driving in the summer.
Describe a single memorable day in your life.
Explain why a certain sport is your favorite.*
*For the purpose of this examination, sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in
which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment without a predetermined
outcome.” If you choose to explain why a certain sport is your favorite, please ensure that the chosen sport fits
Write an email cover letter to submit electronically for a job application. The job can be anything you choose (it
doesn’t have to be based on a real job listing), but it must be a specific position. For example, if the job is at a
restaurant, you might apply to be a manager or a sous chef. Use full-block style for your email’s formatting. You
can base your letter on your own qualifications, or you can make up all the details you need.
Please note that you cannot use a form letter or a template in constructing your response to Question 2. When
you use a form letter or template, you give little to no thought to wording or formatting, and you are not actually
creating your own cover letter; you are simply filling in the blanks of someone else’s work.
Ask yourself these questions after you answer the questions for your exam.
Is my composition three to five paragraphs long? (It must include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a
Did I select a topic for my composition from the list given in the instructions?
Did I fully expand on the topic I selected for my composition? (Example: If you chose to describe a memorable
day, you should only describe one day.)
Does my cover letter apply to a specific job?
Did I include all parts of a an email cover letter?
Is my cover letter written in full-block style?
Did I answer both questions on my own, without help from the Internet?
Are both answers saved in one document?
Is my work saved as a Microsoft Word document?