What we did in class, today – During the first part of the hour, students watched APA Format: In-text Citations, Quotations and Plagiarism and APA Reference List Basics. Afterwards, they edited their in-text citations and reference page. Then, students wrote a practice final exam essay. Students who wrote at least 600 words and used a model thesis sentence and topic sentences received full credit for the practice. Students who wrote at least 400 words and used a model thesis sentence and topic sentences received full half for the practice

Bonus credit opportunities

  • Students who score 75 or above on 10 Achieve3000 articles will receive 1/2 percent bonus credit. The time period is from today, Dec. 7, until 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.
  • Students who attend the English Department’s Music & Poetry event at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, in W1-010 will receive 1/2 percent bonus credit.

Final Exam Date, Time & Location

  • Sections 6 & 12 – 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in W3-201 on Saturday, Dec 26
  • Section 11 – 11:00-1:00 in N3-202 on Saturday, Dec. 26

If there is a conflict with another exam, you must inform me as soon as possible.

Homework

  • Take the Achieve3000 post-diagnostic exam before class on Wednesday. If your reading level has increased at least one grade level, you will receive half a percent bonus credit.
  • Continue revising and editing Essay 3. Submit it (introduction, two claim paragraphs, counterargument/refutation paragraph, conclusion, and reference page) to Turnitin no later than 11:55 p.m.on  Thursday, Dec. 17.
  • Read four Achieve3000 articles of your choice and complete the activities for the four articles before 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Please note that Dec. 18 is the last date to make up any missing readings (Readings 22-40).

What we will do in class on Monday, Dec. 16 – We will work on our reading skills.

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