Wednesday: Cause and effect essays

What we did in class, today – Students were reminded to review their marked Response Essays 2 and 3 and to look at their course grade in MyGUST. It was also announced that a list of all the Pearson activities has been sent to their GUST email accounts and has been posted to MyGUST under the week of 9 June – 15 June. Students have until the 30th of June to make up any Pearson assignments they have not completed.

Students practiced writing introductions, cause and effect body paragraphs. and conclusions for cause and effect essays.


  • Read ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ (pp. 437-441 in the Pearson eText) before Monday, June 17.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.
  • Download your practice paragraphs to a USB and make an appointment for feedback with Mrs. Salwa or Ms. Bushra in the English Department’s Writing Lab. Not only will you improve your writing, but also you will earn bonus credit.

What we will do in class, Thursday, (June 13) – Students will write a cause or an effect essay for the midterm. Students will choose one of two writing prompts to write about.

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 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 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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