Thursday (Sections 2, 6 & 7): Revision of effect essay

What we did in class, today – After revising a model rough draft (see revised effect essay), students revised their rough draft for an effect essay based on  “Flight from Conversation” by using model cause and effect sentences  as well as the language of cause and effect. They did this in Part 2 of “Five-Paragraph Essay on Effects of Technology on Relationships” in MyGUST. Students made sure that each body paragraph contained two major supports and at least one minor support for each major supporting sentence.  Completed body paragraphs were to be 100-150 words in length. Once they had finished revising their essay, they copied and pasted their introduction and first body paragraph into Ch. 2 Writing Paragraphs 3 in MySkillsLab (Textbook Assignments). This had to be completed before the end of class.  They were reminded that students who do not follow these instructions and/or plagiarized will not receive a mark.

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.
  • 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%.


  1. Take the online survey about mobile phones before midnight tonight, Oct. 12. Click here to take the survey.
  2. Review pp. 272-286 in In Concept, the MySkillsLab e-reader.

What we will do in class on Sunday, Oct. 15 – We will continue our study of how to revise essays.

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