First and foremost, consult the guideline sheet I've made available to you.
Remember to email me before you present: 1.) the study guide your group produced 2.) a breakdown of individual responsibilities
You're teaching the class. Come prepared to assign freewrites or small group work or provide discussion questions for the class--but remember your time restraints.
You're responsible for reading all essays, not just the one you're presenting. The presenters are leading a class discussion. The only way this works is if the class has read the essays. Presenters have the right/authority to call on their peers if no one is speaking up.
If you're confused about a particular essay, come prepared with questions to ask the group presenting that particular essay.
Bring a laptop to class. If you do not own or have access to a laptop with Word, you can rent one from the university library. Since this is a timed exam, I'm willing to make accommodations on a one-on-one basis to those who feel more comfortable composing in longhand. If this applies to you, talk to me before or after class at some point this week.
You will not be provided questions ahead of time.
Tomorrow, we'll set aside some time to practice breaking down essay exam questions. The questions I present for that exercise are questions that I've used for the exam in the past and are questions that will be comparable to the questions you'll see on test day.
I can't force you to take the whole class period, but I will strongly advise you to take full advantage of your 50 minutes for proofreading and revising.