Wednesday: Discussion of ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’

What we did in class, today – I announced that students who write a response essay on Monday, June 10, at 11:00-11:50 in N5-102 or at 12:00 to 1:00 in W4-203 will have the lowest of the four response essay marks dropped. (The date has been changed due to the Eid, next week.) However, students are not required to do this. I also explained that students who choose to write only the three response essays during regularly scheduled class time will not have the lowest mark of the three response essays dropped. The opportunity to write a fourth essay is a one time offer. Anyone not writing the response essay on June 10 at 11:00 in N5-102 or at 12:00 in W4-203 will not be given another chance to do so, regardless of the reason they do not come at 11:00 or 12:00 on June 10.

After copies of the article were distributed, the class discussed ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’ (pp. 232-234 in In Concert, Pearson’s eText). (Click here to watch the video of the discussion.)


  • If your temporary access to Pearson has expired or is set to expire on May 30, you MUST purchase the access code and pay for the course BEFORE 11:00 a.m., tomorrow, May 30. In addition, you must check by 11:15 a.m. to ensure that you can access Pearson MyLab Reading & Writing Skills. If you encounter problems, you MUST see me during my office hour at 11:00, tomorrow, so that I can help you. The R3.4 post-test and reading comprehension test will not be rescheduled for students who cannot access Pearson.
  • Practice for Response Essay 2 by downloading Response Essay 1 as a Word document and saving it to your USB. Then, ask Mrs. Salwa or Ms. Bushra for help in improving your essay. This will aid you in preparing to write Response Essay 2, which will have two writing prompts from ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’ to choose from.
  • Complete Pearson R3.5 Overview and R3.5 Animation before class on Sunday, June 2.

What we will do in class, Thursday (May 30) – Students will take the R3.4 post-test and the ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’ reading comprehension test. Students must bring a hard copy of the reading to class.

Bonus Credit

For each 30-minute tutoring session in the English Department’s Writing Lab 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. 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 English Department’s Writing Lab is normally open from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during Ramadan in N2-103 on the first floor of the GUS Library. The maximum extra credit you can earn is 5%. Your participation must be documented on the Bonus Credit Form for English Dept Writing Lab Tutoring. (This form is also available in MyGUST and can be downloaded from there.)

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