Tuesday (Sections 2, 6 & 7): Writing the problem-solution essay

What we did in class, today – After reviewing how to write a problem-solution essay and model sentences for a problem-solution essay, students were reminded to use the language of cause and effect. Then, the class discussed ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’ (pp. 232-234 in MySkillsLab e-reader) and wrote a rough draft of a problem-solution essay about solving computer gaming addiction.

Students were encouraged to practice writing a problem-solution essay. They can get feedback by submitting it to Paper Rater. To use this free service, they should follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the ‘Use Now Free’ button.
  2. Paste your text into the frame.
  3. Select ‘College (Undergraduate)’ as your education level.
  4. Select ‘Essay’ as type of paper.
  5. Click on the ‘I have read and agree to the terms of service below’ button.
  6. Click on the ‘Get Report’ button.
  7. Click on each tab (Spelling, Grammar, Word Choice, Style, Vocabulary Words, Grade) for feedback.

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 Ms. Bushra or Ms. Fajer may tutor them for bonus credit.


  • Read ‘Mind Your Own Browser’ (pp. 240-242 in MySkillsLab e-reader) before Sunday, Dec. 11.
  • Complete Ch. 7 Writing Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 in MySkillsLab Activities: Your Textbook before midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
  • Make up work in MySkillsLab before midnight on Thursday, Dec. 7.

What we will do in class on Thursday, Dec. 7 – Students will write an in-class problem-solution essay.

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