Thursday: Conferences about exit exams

What we did in class, today – Students had to conference with me if they have had found an error on the writing exit exam or the reading exit exam. The conference times and locations were as shown below. These were the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170
  • 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102

 

Wednesday: Reading exit exam

What we did in class, today – Students sat for the reading exit exam, which is 10 percent of the course grade.

What we will do in class, Thursday, (July 4) – Students must conference with me if they have found an error on the writing exit exam or the reading exit exam. The conference times and locations are shown below. Please note that these will be the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170
  • 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102

Tuesday: Writing exit exam

What we did in class, today – Students sat for the writing exit exam, which is 15 percent of the course grade.

What we will do in class, Wednesday, (July 3) – Students will sit for the reading exit exam, which is ten percent of the course grade.

Exit Exams

  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3 – Students will read two passages and answer eight questions about each passage, for a total of 16 questions. This exam is worth ten percent of the course grade.
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102. Please note that these will be the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

Monday: Practice for reading exit exam

What we did in class, today – Students completed the reading exam practice in MyGUST to prepare for the reading exit exam on Wednesday, July 3.

Course Grade – Midterm 2 has been marked. Today is the last day to let me know if an error has been made in marking it. Also, all Pearson marks are current.

What we will do in class, Tuesday, (July 2) – Students will take the writing exit exam.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2 – Students will be given a cause or effect writing prompt and a problem-solution writing prompt. They will choose one of them to write a five-paragraph, 500-word, in-class essay.
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3 – Students will read two passages and answer eight questions about each passage, for a total of 16 questions.
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102. Please note that these will be the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

Sunday: Pearson reading comprehension test

What we did in class, today – Students took the Pearson reading comprehension test on ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’.

Homework – Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done before 11:59 p.m., tonight, June 30. Tomorrow, a ‘0’ will be awarded for any missing Pearson assignments.

What we will do in class, Monday, (July 1) – Students take a practice reading comprehension test to prepare for the reading exit exam.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2 – Students will be given a cause or effect writing prompt and a problem-solution writing prompt. They will choose one of them to write a five-paragraph, 500-word, in-class essay.
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3 – Students will read two passages and answer eight questions about each passage, for a total of 16 questions.
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102. Please note that these will be the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

Thursday: Midterm 2

What we did in class, today – Students wrote the Midterm 2 exam, which is worth ten percent of the course grade.

Homework

  • Read ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ (pp. 468-472 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 30.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.

What we will do in class, Sunday, (June 30) – Students take the Pearson ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ reading comprehension test.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102. Please note that these will be the only times to conference regarding the exit exams.

Wednesday: Practice for Midterm 2

What we did in class, today – Students practiced ‘speed writing’ paragraphs for a problem-solution essay to ensure that they can write 500 words in 50 minutes on Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27.

Homework

  • Read ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ (pp. 468-472 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 30.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.

What we will do in class, Thursday, (June 27) – Students will write a problem-solution essay for Midterm 2.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102.

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.) June 27 is the last day to earn bonus credit in the English Department’s Writing Lab.

Tuesday: Practice for Midterm 2

What we did in class, today – Students practiced ‘speed writing’ paragraphs for a problem-solution essay to ensure that they can write 500 words in 50 minutes on Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27. Afterwards, students used a rubric to peer-review their classmates’ papers.

Course Grade – Your course grade is up to date. In-Class Response Essay 3 has been marked and is available for you to review. The lowest mark of the four in-class response essays has been dropped. If you did not write In-Class Response Essay 4, then the ‘0’ for it was dropped, so there is no negative effect on your grade. Also, the Pearson comprehension test mark over ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ is included in your course grade.

Homework

  • Read ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ (pp. 468-472 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 30.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.

What we will do in class, Wednesday, (June 26) – Students will practice writing problem-solution essays for Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102.

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.) June 27 is the last day to earn bonus credit in the English Department’s Writing Lab.

Monday: Practice for Midterm 2

What we did in class, today – Students practiced ‘speed writing’ paragraphs for a problem-solution essay to ensure that they can write 500 words in 50 minutes on Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 27.

Course Grade – Your course grade is up to date. In-Class Response Essay 3 has been marked and is available for you to review. The lowest mark of the four in-class response essays has been dropped. If you did not write In-Class Response Essay 4, then the ‘0’ for it was dropped, so there is no negative effect on your grade. Also, the Pearson comprehension test mark over ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ is included in your course grade.

Homework

  • Read ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ (pp. 468-472 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 30.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.

What we will do in class, Tuesday, (June 25) – Students will practice writing problem-solution essays for Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102.

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.) June 27 is the last day to earn bonus credit in the English Department’s Writing Lab.

Sunday: Pearson reading comprehension test

What we did in class, today – Students took the reading comprehension test over ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText).

Course Grade – Your course grade is up to date. In-Class Response Essay 3 has been marked and is available for you to review. The lowest mark of the four in-class response essays has been dropped. If you did not write In-Class Response Essay 4, then the ‘0’ for it was dropped, so there is no negative effect on your grade. Also, the Pearson comprehension test mark over ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ is included in your course grade.

Homework

  • Read ‘Photojournalism in the Age of Media’ (pp. 468-472 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 30.
  • Complete any Pearson assignments you have not done. The last date to do this is June 30.

What we will do in class, Monday, (June 24) – Students will practice writing problem-solution essays for Midterm 2, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

Exit Exams

  • Writing Exit Exam – July 2
  • Reading Exit Exam – July 3
  • Conference Hours for Exit Exams – 9:00 a.m. – 9:50, July 4, in W5-201; 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., July 4, in W1-170; 2:00-2:50 p.m., July 4, in W4-102.

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.) June 27 is the last day to earn bonus credit in the English Department’s Writing Lab.