some really good exams and some spectacularly bad ones. too many people answered questions as they wanted them to be: yes, tell me the criteria for good illustrations in children's books, but then answer the part about 2 examples from our class, too. don't skip that!
or if you have to answer one from each section, don't answer 3 just barely and hope something is right. I only read the first one.
or if the question asks what an article was about, it's really not answering the question to cut-and-paste someone else's discussion questions and your answer on that board. it's true, you answered the discussion question, but it is not the question on the exam.
if I ask for examples from the fairy tales section, don't give me realistic fiction, unless you want me to think you're really confused. and when you discuss fairy tales, I really don't want to see any fairy tails at the end of a semester-long course.
other than that - class average 85% with some in the high 90s and some in the 60s. I guess that's the way life is.