Scanning practice and speed writing

What we did in class, today – We played The Big Scan to practice our scanning skills to prepare for the reading section of the final exam. Bedour in Section 6 and Ali in Section 55 were the winners of The Big Scan competition. we also practiced “speed writing” to prepare for the timed 50-minute in-class comparison and contrast essay we will write on Monday, Feb. 16.

Homework – Read at least three Achieve3000 articles and complete the corresponding activities before midnight on Friday, Feb. 13. Please note that if you did not read three articles last week, you need to make them up in addition to the three articles for this week. For example, if you only read two articles last week, you need to read five Achieve articles and do the corresponding articles this week.

What we will do on Monday, Feb. 16 – We will write Essay 2 in-class on Monday, Feb. 16. Once class has started, you will be given a choice of two compare and two contrast topics to choose from. You will choose one and type Essay 2 in class. You will have 50 minutes in which to write, revise, edit and submit the essay to Turnitin. Be sure to bring your laptop and a flash memory.

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