Thursday (Sections 2, 6 & 7): Speed writing and RW3.2 post-test

What we did in class, today – It was announced that, on Sunday, we will be discussing “Flight from Conversation” (pp. 41-44) in the e-text In Concert: Reading and Writing,  so students volunteered for different Literature Circle roles to lead the discussion. Then, we looked at one of the outstanding paragraphs for RW3.2 Write Drafting before taking the post-test.

Bonus credit opportunities

  • It was announced that students can earn up to five percent bonus credit for going 10 times to the English Department’s Writing Lab (first floor in the library) for tutoring. They must take the bonus credit form with them, but only a TA (either Ms. Bushra or Ms. Fajer) may tutor them for bonus credit.
  • Also, students have another opportunity for 1/2 percent bonus credit by attending the Basics and Principles of Human Rights Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 12:00 noon. It will be delivered by human rights activist Nawaf AlHendal. To receive the credit, students must show me their certificate of attendance from the organizers of the workshop and write a one-paragraph summary of the talk, which will be submitted to me.
  • The English Department will host Musical Poetry on Monday, Dec. 4, at 12:30. Students who attend, stay for the entire performance, and write a paragraph explaining which poem was their favorite and why will receive 1/2 percent bonus credit. Students who perform will receive 2%.

Homework – Read “Flight from Conversation” (pp. 41-44) in the e-text In Concert: Reading and Writing. Prepare for your Literature Circle roles.

What we will do in class on Sunday, Oct. 8 – Section 6 students, based on their Literature Circle roles, will discuss “Flight from Conversation” and complete some of the textbook exercises from Chapter 2. (Do not complete any of these textbook assignment before class.Sections 2 and 7 students will not have class on Sunday, so on Monday, Oct. 10, they will discuss “Flight from Conversation” and complete some of the textbook exercises from Chapter 2.

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