What we did in class, today – Using information from Insert Coin: Part 5 – Violence in Video Games, Can a Video Game Lead to Murder and “Effects of Violent Videos” handout, students wrote an outline for Paper 2, which is an effect essay on the effects of watching violent videos. An example of a thesis sentence for Paper 2 is watching violent videos may result in inability to distinguish between fact and fiction, desensitization to violence, and development of a cavalier attitude to killing. Below is a sample outline based on the a one-paragraph summary of the film Insert Coin: Part 5 – Violence in Video Games,” “Can a Video Game Lead to Murder,” and “Effects of Violent Videos” handout.
Bonus Credit Opportunities
- Students who attend the Poetry Slam on Tuesday, March 15, at noon in W1-010 will receive 1/2% bonus credit. Those students who recite or read one of their own poems in English will receive 5% bonus credit.
- For each 45-minute tutoring session in the English Department’s Writing Lab, students will receive 1/2% bonus credit, for a maximum of 5% bonus credit. (See MyGUST for details.)
- Students who receive 75 or above on 10 Achieve3000 reading activities (first attempt) between Feb. 28 and 11:59 p.m. on March 11 will earn 1/2% bonus credit.
- Download and print “Model Cause and Effect Sentences” and “Language of Cause and Effect” before class on Thursday.
- For Achieve3000 this week, you may choose the three articles I assigned you via e-mail in your Achieve3000 in-box (“Global Upheavals: Aloha, Senator Inouye,” “Earth’s Cousin,” and “Put Down That Doughnut”) or you may use the Achieve3000 search engine to find articles. However, you must read three Achieve3000 articles and complete at least three Achieve3000 Activities before 11:55 p.m. on Friday, March 4.
- Write a one-paragraph summary of “Put Down That Doughnut” as a Thought Question in Achieve3000. Your one-paragraph summary must be submitted before midnight on Friday, March 4. The one-paragraph summary rubric that will be used to mark the one-paragraph summary of “Put Down That Doughnut”is available to download in MyGUST.Bonus Credit Opportunities
- Vocabulary Quiz 4 is based on “Global Upheavals: Aloha, Senator Inouye,” “Earth’s Cousin,” and “Put Down That Doughnut.” Memorize these words and how they are used in sentences, for there will be an on-line vocabulary quiz available in MyGUST until midnight on Friday, March 4. Vocabulary Quiz 4 will include words from Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6 vocabulary lists. (Click here for the Week 6 vocabulary with their Arabic synonyms.)
What we will do in class on Sunday, March 6 – We will write our Paper 2 introductions.