Classwork 18: Practice for exit exam essay

What we did today – Students wrote a practice argumentative essay in their Google Docs file. They copied and pasted it into Classwork 18 in MyGUST. It was worth five marks.

Exit Exam – Students will write an argumentative essay as their exit exam. The exam will be during students’ regularly scheduled ENGL 100 class on Sunday, January 8, in the library’s computer lab. Students will have a choice of two writing prompts about which to write a timed 300- to 400-word argumentative essay. The essay will contain an introduction, one to two body paragraphs supporting the thesis, a counterargument/refutation paragraph, and a conclusion. The exit exam essay is worth 20% of the course grade.

Bonus Credit – Students were reminded that they could earn up to 5% extra credit by attending Writing Lab tutoring sessions (½% credit for each 30-minute session, with a maximum of 5%.). Thursday, January 5, is the last date to earn this bonus credit. 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, let them know which section you are in.

What we will do on Thursday, January 5 – Students will practice for the argumentative essay exit exam.

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