In-class comparison essay

What we did today – Students wrote a timed, 400+ word comparison essay in the Library computer lab. This is essay is worth 20% of the course grade.

Homework – Read pp. 138-140 and pp. 213-214 [12.2.1, 12.2.3, 14.9, 14.9.1, and 14.9.2] in Pearson before Thursday, Dec 15.

Bonus Credit

  1. Students can earn a 1% bonus credit for attending Night in the Library on Wednesday, December 14. The first event in the series is a screening of Guillermo del Toro’s new film Pinocchio. (Click here to view the trailer.) The program will start at 5:30 pm on the first floor mezzanine inside the library and conclude at 8:00 pm. To receive credit, students:
    • Inform me in writing via email by Sunday, December 11, at 12:00 noon that they will be attending,
    • Must be on time,
    • Stay the entire time,
    • Not have their mobiles visible at any time during the event, and
    • Write a one-paragraph summary of the film.
  2. Students were reminded that they can earn up to 5% extra credit by attending Writing Lab tutoring sessions (½% credit for each 30-minute session, with a maximum of 5%.). To schedule an appointment for tutoring, send the lab instructors an email requesting an appointment. (Their email addresses are in the syllabus in MyGUST.) It is suggested that you send a screenshot of your schedule to enable them to find a time that is convenient for you and for them. Also, you must let them know which section you are in.

What we will do on Thursday, December 15 – Students will begin studying the argumentative essay by reviewing argument terms and watching Analyzing Your Audience: Your Key to Success. They will also complete two audience analysis exercises and review how to write an argumentative thesis sentence.

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