Submission of Writing Project Essay

What we did today – Group C students were in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and B were in the classroom. All three groups downloaded either the Writing Project Essay Template – Parenting Styles or the Writing Project Essay Template – Higher Education Institutions. Then, they copied and pasted their essays into the appropriate template. They ensured that their essays followed the Writing Project guidelines. Finally, they submitted their file to Writing Project Essay in Turnitin (in MyGUST under the week of 20 November – 26 November).

Homework

  1. Starting Tuesday, November 29, we will be using Google Docs. I will need your Gmail address in order to share your Google Doc with you, so please send your Gmail address to my GUST account. Be sure to let me know in which section you are registered.
  2. Read pp. 114-126 (10.1-10.7) and pp. 177-217 (14.1-14.9) in Pearson before class on Tuesday, November 29.

What we will do on Sunday, November 27 All students will meet in the Writing Lab to write a 500-word classification essay, which is worth 20% of the course grade. Students will choose from one of two topics. They will write an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The essay will be submitted no later than the end of class. No extra time will be given.

Revising and editing

What we did today – Group B students were in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and C were in the classroom. All three groups revised and edited their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder. Students ensured that they had not plagiarized any work.

  • Every assignment with a similarity index above 5% (excluding references and quoted material) will result in a score of zero (0).
  • In case of cheating that is not detected by TURNITIN, if the instructor still suspects plagiarism, he or she may take the following steps in any order that is deemed appropriate. The instructor may ask the student to prove the authenticity of the work in any method that she or he deems suitable. If the student does not cooperate, declines to provide any proof, and delays the process of producing proof, the paper will automatically get a zero. The instructor may forward the essay to the Writing Coordinator, who will set up an ad hoc committee with a minimum of two other writing instructors. The committee members will scrutinize the essay in question along with all the other evidence submitted by the instructor showing the student’s level of English and will reach a conclusion in one or two days. The conclusion will be shared with the coordinator, instructor and student.

What we will do on Thursday, November 24 – Group C students will be in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and B will be in the classroom. Depending on their topic, students will download either the Writing Project Essay Template – Parenting Styles or the Writing Project Essay Template – Higher Education Institutions at the beginning of the class. Then, they will copy and paste their essays into the appropriate template. They will ensure that their essays follow these guidelines:

  • Size 12 font Times New Roman OR Arial
  • Double spaced
  • The student’s name and section should be at the top left of the page
  • Include a clear title in BOLD (centered)

Once they have copied and pasted their essay into the template, they will submit their file to Writing Project Essay in Turnitin (in MyGUST under the week of 20 November – 26 November). They must submit their file before the end of the class. The Writing Project Essay is worth 10% of the course grade.

What we will do on Sunday, November 27 – All students will meet in the Writing Lab to write a 500-word classification essay, which is worth 20% of the course grade. Students will choose from one of two topics. They will write an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The essay will be submitted no later than the end of class. No extra time will be given.

Introduction and conclusion

What we did today – Group A students were in the Writing Lab, while Groups B and C were in the classroom. All three groups wrote the introductions and conclusions for their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder. (This file is in MyGUST under the week of 20 November – 26 November.) They were able to refer to the pdf file “Suggestions for Hooks and Background Info” in MyGUST under the week of 20 November – 26 November.

What we will do on Tuesday, November 22 – Group B students will be in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and C will be in the classroom. All three groups will revise and edit their essays.

Second and third body paragraphs

What we did today – Group C students were in the Writing Lab today, while Groups A and B were in the classroom. All three groups wrote the second and third body paragraphs of their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder. Both body paragraphs had to be finished before the end of today’s class.

What we will do on Sunday, November 20 – Group A students will be in the Writing Lab, while Groups B and C will be in the classroom. All three groups will write the introduction and conclusion paragraphs of their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder.

First body paragraph

What we did today – Group B students were in the Writing Lab today, while Groups A and C were in the classroom. After reviewing the ENGL 100 Essay Rubric and The “3.8” Paragraph Model, all three groups wrote the first body paragraph of their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder. The first body paragraph had to be finished before the end of today’s class.

What we will do on Thursday, November 17 – Group C students will be in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and B will be in the classroom. All three groups will write the second and third body paragraphs of their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder.

Writing project outline

What we did today – Students were reminded that Classwork 12 has been marked. If there is a mistake, students should email me at my GUST email account. In addition, they should let me know what section they are registered in and what the problem is. If I have not been notified by 5 p.m. today, the mark will stand as recorded.

Group A students were in the Writing Lab today, while Groups B and C were in the classroom.

  1. Today, students reviewed the writing project guidelines. (The writing project guidelines are available in MyGUST under the week of 13 November – 19 November. They are also available in the Handouts folder in OneNote.)
  2. In OneNote, students opened the Outline folder. They clicked on the Writing Project Essay Outline page, where they chose one of the two assigned topics. Next, they wrote an outline for their 500-to-600-word classification essay based on their choice. The outline had to be finished before the end of today’s class.

What we will do on Tuesday, November 15 – Group B students will be in the Writing Lab, while Groups A and C will be in the classroom. After reviewing the ENGL 100 Essay Rubric and The “3.8” Paragraph Model, all three groups will write the body paragraphs of their 500- to 600-word classification essay in OneNote in the Writing Project Essay folder.

Classwork 12: Classification essay practice

What we did today – Students were reminded that Part 2 of Classwork 11 has been marked. If there is a mistake, students should email me at my GUST email account. They should let me know what section they are registered in and what the problem is. If I have not been notified by 5 p.m. on Sunday, the mark will stand as recorded.

Today, students wrote a 400-word classification essay in OneNote. They copied and pasted their revised essay into Classwork 12 in Turnitin. Only work that was submitted before the end of class will be marked. Classwork 12 is worth 4 marks. The ENGL 100 Essay Rubric will be used to mark the essay.

Homework – Review the writing project guidelines before class on Sunday.

What we will do on Sunday, November 13 – Students will begin the writing project. Students in Group A will go directly to the Writing Lab on Sunday, but they will return to the classroom on Tuesday. Groups B and C will meet in the classroom.

Classwork 11 Part 2

What we did today – Students were reminded that Part 1 of Classwork 11 has been marked. If there is a mistake, students should email me at my GUST email account. They should let me know what section they are registered in and what the problem is. If I have not been notified by 5 p.m. today, the mark will stand as recorded.

Today, students wrote a revised the 400-word classification essay they wrote on Sunday. They copied and pasted their revised essay into Part 2 of Classwork 11 in Turnitin. Only work that was submitted before the end of class will be marked. Classwork 11 Part 2 is worth 4 marks. The ENGL 100 Essay Rubric will be used to mark Part 2 of Classwork 11.

What we will do on Thursday, November 10 – Students will write a practice essay as Classwork 12, which will be worth 4 marks. The ENGL 100 Essay Rubric will be used to mark Classwork 12.

Classification essay practice

What we did today – Students were reminded that Parts 1 and 2 of Classwork 10 have been marked. If there is a mistake, students should email me at my GUST email account. They should let me know what section they are registered in and what the problem is. If I have not been notified by 5 p.m. tomorrow, the mark will stand as recorded.

Today, students wrote a 400-word classification essay in OneNote. They copied and pasted their essay into Part 1 of Classwork 11 in Turnitin. Only work that was submitted before the end of class will be marked. Classwork 11 Part 1 is worth 4 marks. Students who wrote at least 400 words will receive 4 marks, students who wrote 300-399 words will receive 3 marks, students who wrote 200-299 words will receive 2 marks, and students who wrote 100-199 words will receive 1 mark.

Homework – Read pp. 102-109 (9.1-9.2.3) and pp. 200-204 (14.6) in the Pearson e-book before Tuesday, Nov 8.

What we will do on Tuesday, November 8 – Students will revise the classification essay they wrote on Sunday. Part 2 of Classwork 11 will be worth 4 marks. The ENGL 100 Essay Rubric will be used to mark Part 2 of Classwork 11.

Revision

What we did today – Students were reminded that Part 1 of Classwork 10 has been marked. If there is a mistake, students should email me at my GUST email account. They should let me know what section they are registered in and should copy and paste my feedback into the message of their email. In this way, I will know what the problem is.

Today, students revised the essay in OneNote that they had written on Tuesday. They copied and pasted their revision into Part 2 of Classwork 10 in Turnitin. Only work that was submitted before the end of class will be marked.

Homework 

  1. If you are having difficulty with comma splices when you write sentences, you should review this comma splices presentation.
  2. Read pp. 170-176 (13.7-13.10) in the Pearson e-book before Sunday, Nov 6.
  3. Read pp. 102-109 (9.1-9.2.3) and pp. 200-204 (14.6) in the Pearson e-book before Tuesday, Nov 8.

What we will do on Sunday, November 6 – Students will write a timed classification essay. Classwork 11 will be worth 4 marks. The ENGL 100 Essay Rubric will be used to mark Classwork 11.