Tuesday: Reading exit exam

What we did in class, today – It was announced that I had dropped the one lowest post-test mark in Pearson. Students completed the reading component of the exit exam. It is worth 10% of the course grade.

Writing exit exam conference hours

If you wish to conference regarding your writing exit exam, below are my conference hours. I will NOT be available to conference on any other day or at any other time.

  • 10:00-12:50, Tuesday, May 1, in W1-170
  • 11:00-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in W1-170

Good luck on your other final exams! It has been a pleasure teaching you.

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Sunday: Exit exam: Writing component

What we did in class, today – Students completed the writing component of the exit exam. It is worth 10% of the course grade.

Bonus Credit – Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.

Writing exit exam conference hours

If you wish to conference regarding your writing exit exam, below are my conference hours. I will NOT be available to conference on any other day or at any other time, especially since students have the opportunity to conference with me during their regularly scheduled class time on Tuesday.

  • 10:00 a.m. -12:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in W1-170
  • 11:00-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2

Exit Exam – The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Tuesday, May 1 – Students will complete the reading component of the exit exam, which is worth 10% of the course grade.

Thursday: Practice for the exit reading exam

What we did in class, today – Students completed the two practice reading exams in MyGUST.

Bonus Credit

  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Make up any MySkillsLab assignments that are still open. This must be done before midnight on Thursday, April 26.

Exit Exam

  • The writing part of the exit exam will be on Sunday, April 29. Students will write either a 500-word cause or effect essay or a problem-solution essay.
  • The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Sunday, April 29 – Students will complete the writing component of the exit exam.

Tuesday: Discussion of ‘Among Dorms and Dining Halls, Hidden Hunger’

What we did in class, today – After discussing ‘Among Dorms and Dining Halls, Hidden Hunger’ on pp. 117-119 in the Pearson e-text, students took the reading comprehension over it.

Bonus Credit

  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Make up any MySkillsLab assignments that are still open. This must be done before midnight on Thursday, April 26.

Exit Exam

  • The writing part of the exit exam will be on Sunday, April 29. Students will write either a 500-word cause or effect essay or a problem-solution essay.
  • The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Thursday, April 26 – Students will take practice reading exit exams in class.

Sunday: Practice for writing exit exam

What we did in class, today – Students wrote a practice exit writing exam on the effects of divorce on children.

Bonus Credit

  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Read ‘Among Dorms and Dining Halls, Hidden Hunger’ on pp. 117-119 in the Pearson e-text. It will be discussed on Tuesday, April 24.

Exit Exam

  • The writing part of the exit exam will be on Sunday, April 29. Students will write either a 500-word cause or effect essay or a problem-solution essay.
  • The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Tuesday, April 24 – Students will discuss ‘Among Dorms and Dining Halls, Hidden Hunger’ on pp. 117-119 in the Pearson e-text.

Thursday: Response Essay 4

What we did in class, today – Students wrote a response essay based on ’Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’.

Bonus Credit

  • Donate five children books to the book drive for Syrian refugee children this week. They should be in Arabic. To receive credit, bring the books for me to log that you have donated.
  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Read ‘Among Dorms and Dining Halls, Hidden Hunger’ on pp. 117-119 in the Pearson e-text. It will be discussed on Tuesday, April 24.

Exit Exam

  • The writing part of the exit exam will be on Sunday, April 29. Students will write either a 500-word cause or effect essay or a problem-solution essay.
  • The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Sunday, April 22 – Students will practice for the writing part of the exit exam.

Tuesday: Reading Comprehension

What we did in class, today – Students took the reading comprehension quiz on ’Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’.

Bonus Credit

  • Donate five children books to the book drive for Syrian refugee children this week. They should be in Arabic. To receive credit, bring the books for me to log that you have donated.
  • Enter the Edible Books contest on the 18th of April to earn bonus credit.
  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Review how to write a response essay.

Exit Exam

  • The writing part of the exit exam will be on Sunday, April 29. Students will write either a 500-word cause or effect essay or a problem-solution essay.
  • The reading part of the exam exam will be on Tuesday, May 1. There will be two reading texts, with eight questions per text.

What we will do in class on Thursday, April 18 – Students will write Response Essay 4. There will be two writing prompts based on ’Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’. Students will choose one of these to respond to.

Thursday: Part 2 of the Midterm Exam

What we did in class, today – Students wrote a five-paragraph problem-solution essay in Google Docs as part of the Midterm Exam: Part 2. I copied and pasted them into Turnitin in MyGUST.

Bonus Credit

  • Enter the Edible Books contest on the 18th of April to earn bonus credit.
  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework – Read ‘Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ on pp. 443-452 in the MySkillsLab e-reader before Tuesday, April 17.

What we will do in class on Tuesday, April 17 – Students will discuss’Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ and take the reading comprehension quiz.

Tuesday: RW3.7 post-test

What we did in class, today – Students took MySkillsLab RW3.7 post-test.

Bonus Credit

  • Enter the Edible Books contest on the 18th of April to earn bonus credit.
  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

What we will do in class on Thursday, April 12 – Students will write an in-class, five paragraph problem-solution essay, which is worth 10% of the course grade.

Sunday: Problem-solution essay practice

What we did in class, today – Using  use the Problem Solution Template in Google Docs, students wrote a practice problem solution essay to prepare for the second midterm on Thursday, April 12.

Bonus Credit

  • Attend the How to Write Flash Fiction Workshop on Monday, April 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 in W4-102 for bonus credit.
  • Enter the Edible Books contest on the 18th of April to earn bonus credit.
  • Earn bonus credit by submitting your original poem or short story to e-Muse no later than the 30th of April.
  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them.

Homework  Complete MySkillsLab Reading Multi-Pattern Essays before midnight on Monday, April 9. The assignments are RW3.7 Recall and RW3.7 Practices 1, 2, and 3. The post-test will be on Tuesday, April 10.

What we will do in class on Tuesday, April 10 – Students will take the RW3.7 post-test in class.