Sections 12 & 13 (Wednesday): Speed writing and review of Essay 2 guidelines

What we did in class today  – After students submitted Essay 1 (descriptive process essay) to Turnitin, they reviewed the guidelines for Essay 2 (cause and effect essay). Then, students did a speed writing activity (Activity 16) to prepare for the writing section of the midterm exam next week.

Midterm Exam – Students will complete the reading section of the midterm exam on Monday, Nov. 7, and the writing section of the exam on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Each part of the exam will be 50 minutes. The reading section will require students to read two articles and answer questions about them. The writing section will be a five-paragraph descriptive process essay. Students will have two writing prompts from which to choose.

Homework

  1. Read three Achieve3000 articles of your choice and complete the Activities before midnight on Friday, Nov. 4.
  2. Read pp. 132-148 in Great Writing 5 before Sunday, Nov. 13.

Bonus Credit

  • Reading contest 3 – The contest covers the time period from Saturday, Oct 22, through Friday, Nov 4. This is for 0.5% extra credit. To receive credit, you must score 75 or above on Activities for 10 Achieve3000 articles. Only first attempt scores will count.
  • Attend Musical Poetry on Wednesday, November 23, at 12:30-1:50 in W6-500. Write a summary of the event. This is for 0.5% extra credit.
  • Attend Dr. Menglish-disclosure-plasmaai Al Nakib’s talk Anonymity in an Age of Disclosure: Musings on Privacy and Publicity on Wednesday, November 30, at 12:30 in W1-010. Write a summary of the event. This is for 0.5% extra credit.
  • Participate in a poetry writing workshop, December 7, at 12:30 in W1-010. This is for 0.5% extra credit.

What we will do in class on Monday, Nov 7 – Students will take the reading section of the midterm exam, so they must bring their laptops.

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