What we did in class today – Ms. Rawan collected the one-paragraph summary of Dr. Al-Nakib’s lecture from students who attended it on Nov. 30. Students praciced for the writing section of the final exam by writing a practice essay. They were reminded to use the language of argument for this essay. They copied the text of their essay into PaperRater so that they could experience how a computer marks writing.
Homework – Read three Achieve3000 articles of your choice and complete the Activities before midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 6. (These three articles are in addition to the one that we will do in class on Tuesday, Dec 6, so you will complete at least five Achieve3000 articles this week: three of your choice outside of class and the assigned two in class on Tuesday).
Final Exam – Section 6 students will sit for the final reading exam on Sunday, Dec. 18, during their regular class time. They will take the writing final exam on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. in N2-102. The time limit is 60 minutes. .
- Participate in a poetry writing workshop, December 7, at 12:30 in W1-010. This is for 0.5% extra credit.
- For each 30-minute tutoring session in the English Department’s Writing Lab (N2-103) located on the first floor of the GUST Library, you will receive 0.5% extra credit per tutoring session if you stay the entire 30 minutes and if you work sincerely. You may receive tutoring with your writing assignments and Achieve3000 thought questions. To receive help with your writing assignments, you must bring a soft (electronic) copy of your rough draft on a flash memory as well as a hard (photocopy) copy of the rough draft. The maximum extra credit you can earn is 5%. Your participation must be documented on the Bonus Credit Form.
What we will do in class on Tuesday, Dec. 6 – We will write a practice reading to prepare for the reading section on the final exam.