What we did in class, today – I asked students to look at their Essay 2 score in SIS, and they were encouraged to complete all their three weekly Empower3000 readings and activities since they account for 20% of the course grade. Afterwards, students were given time to edit their compare and contrast essay in class. I demonstrated how to use Paper Rater to edit for style, word choice, grammar, etc.

Class video – There is no class video for today since students were being assessed.

Bonus credit – Students who score 75 or above on at least 10 Empower3000 Activities, starting today through March 14, will receive bonus credit. Students can also earn bonus credit for English Day (see English Day class video in MyGUST).


  1. Submit your edited compare and contrast essay to Turnitin before 8 p.m. tonight. (The class video shows how to do this.)
  2. Read the Empower3000 article “Lobster Trouble,” which is your Empower3000 mailbox. Read the article and complete the activity before class on Thursday.
  3. Read at least three Empower3000 articles and complete the accompanying Activity before midnight, March 14. If you need more articles to read, use Search in Empower3000 to locate topics that you are interested in.

What we will do in class on Thursday, March 13 – Students will respond to a thought question in class. This is for a mark.

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