Practice for the timed essay on Sunday, March 9

What we did in class, today – We practiced using writing each paragraph of a five-paragraph essay in five minutes or less. This technique helps students be able to write their essay on Sunday in approximately 25 minutes, leaving them an additional 25 minutes to revise, edit, and upload their completed essay. Furthermore, it prepares them for the final exam, which is a timed-writing exam.


  1. If you did not submit your flash memory containing Essay 1 today, you should edit Essay 1 for punctuation, grammar, and spelling in the file that was returned to you previously with a mark. Also, you should make any necessary revisions. The Writing Lab staff will only help you with editing. I help you with revision if you need help. Also, consult the development links to the right of this blog, e.g. Development – introduction. Students who submitted their flash memories today at the beginning of class will edit Essay 1 (and revise if necessary) after I return their flash memories to them on Thursday.
  2. Read at least three Empower3000 articles and complete the accompanying Activities before midnight on Friday, March 7.

Class video – See MyGUST for the link to today’s class video. Also, watch the class video on English Day (in MyGUST).

Bonus credit – Students who score 75 or above on at least 10 Empower3000 Activities, starting today through March 14, will receive bonus credit.

What we will do in class on Thursday, March 6 – We will practice writing a comparison essay to prepare for the timed essay to be written in class on Sunday, March 9. The timed essay on Sunday, March 9, is worth 5% of your course grade.

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