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Beautiful exam, I can duplicate all the sign language. The last sign on the first row I can sign, but I believe that it is not written correctly. Should there not be a left and right arrow on the two "2" hands moving up the body? I, myself, once used this variant on any parallel movement of two hands, but the hands do not touch each other. 

Is this taught consistently so that one will not confuse the student? 

Charles Butler
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--- On Sun, 12/30/12, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Tunisian First SignWriting Exam
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Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:12 AM

SignWriting List
December 29, 2012

THANK YOU, Dali and Steve, for this beautiful posting of writing attached - I am stunned at the visual beauty of it - I look forward to responding in more detail tomorrow -  Val ;-)

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On Dec 18, 2012, at 2:10 PM, Dali balti wrote:

Hello everyone!

As you have been told by dear Valérie, my students in the University had their first SignWriting Exam, and I was very happy with their results.
the exam was as follows with a little change within the 6th page.

There is a text made up of three pages (1, 2 and 3)
Students had to read it and understand it by themselves, though I signed it once as it was their first contact with this kind of exams, and specailly as they had to read a language that was never written before.

Page 4, there are five questions, and students had to answer these questions related to the text, using signwriting.

Page 5 is made up of two exercices, the first is a schedule with some handshapes drawn by Steve which I used from his book, and students had to guess how to write them into SW (they had to care about three important points: a/ the handshape, b/ the orientation "black, white or half-black half-white) and c/ if the fingers were cut or not.
and the second was a mixture of 8 handshapes and their corresponding 8 SW Signs, and they had to match between them, actually this exam was a gift to them, hhhhh

In the last page, number 6, I put 24 pictures for 24 signs, and students had to choose five pictures among the 24 ones and to write them into SW.

Results! Once I scan some of my students copies, I will post them in our list!
I have two signwriting groups:

In the first group I have 20 students, and only 4 of them had 8 of twenty, and the others had 11, 12, 13, and 17 out of twenty.

In the second group, I have 19 students, only one girl had a bad mark as she never attended the class, as for the others, five of them had 20 out 20, they were amazing, I was very happy with their level in SignWriting, as for the others they had 12; 14, 16, 18 and 19.....

Here I attached the exam!!!!

Conclusion: Out of this exam, I felt the need to make a SignWriting Workbook for my students, I already made the first three lessons, and once I finish it, I will post it, and I think it will be helpful to everyone of us to use it. I am also translating a SW book into Arabic, but using Tunisian and French Signlanguage!!!!

Thank you all, and special thank to Steve and Val, as I offer this exam to dear brother Abu Sheira in Saudi Arabia!!!!
Blessings!!!