Thursday: In-Class Response Essay 3

What we did in class, today – Students wrote In-Class Response Essay 3. One writing prompt was based on ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ and the other on ‘Technology and Crime’.

Homework

  • Read ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 23.
  • 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 23) – Students will take the reading comprehension test on ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText).

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Wednesday: Practice for Response Essay 3

What we did in class, today – Students reviewed how to write a response essay and wrote several introductions and topic sentences to be ready for In-Class Response Essay 3 on Thursday, June 20. Students were reminded that they will not be allowed to write In-Class Essay Response Essay on Thursday if they do not bring their laptops. If theirs is not working, they must borrow someone else’s laptop. 

Homework

  • If you have not read ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ and ‘Technology and Crime’, you must do so before Thursday, June 20, because the two writing prompts for In-Class Response Essay will be based on these passages. I distributed photocopies of the first article yesterday and the second one, today, June 18. I suggest that you annotate them because you will be able to use them during the class on Thursday.
  • Read ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 23.
  • 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 20) – Students will write In-Class Response Essay 3. One writing prompt will be based on ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ and the other on ‘Technology and Crime’.

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: Introduction to problem-solution essays

What we did in class, today – We discussed how to write a problem-solution essay, focusing on model sentences for problem-solution essays and analyzing a model problem-solution essay. Afterwards, students wrote several practice outlines for problem solution essays. Students were reminded that they will not be allowed to write In-Class Essay Response Essay on Thursday if they do not bring their laptops. If theirs is not working, they must borrow someone else’s laptop. 

Homework

  • If you have not read ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ and ‘Technology and Crime’, you must do so before Thursday, June 20, because the two writing prompts for In-Class Response Essay will be based on these passages. I distributed photocopies of the first article yesterday and the second one, today, June 18. I suggest that you annotate them because you will be able to use them during the class on Thursday.
  • Read ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 23.
  • 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 19) – Students will review how to write a response essay and will write several introductions and topic sentences to be ready for In-Class Response Essay 3 on Thursday, June 20.

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: Reading comprehension test

What we did in class, today – After discussing ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’, students took the Pearson reading comprehension test.

Homework

  • Read ‘Human Trafficking: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade’ (pp. 443-449 in the Pearson eText) before Sunday, June 23.
  • 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 18) – We will discuss how to write a problem-solution essay, focusing on model sentences for problem-solution essays and analyzing a model problem-solution essay.

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 3.5 Post-Test

What we did in class, today – Students were reminded to review their marked midterm exam and to look at their course grade in MyGUST. Students have until the 30th of June to make up any Pearson assignments they have not completed.

Students completed the Pearson 3.5 post-test.

Homework

  • 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.

What we will do in class, Monday, (June 17) – Students will take the reading comprehension test for ‘Why Human Trafficking Is Called Modern Day Slavery’ (pp. 437-441 in the Pearson eText).

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.)

Thursday: Midterm

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 wrote their midterm exam, which is worth 10% of the course grade.

Homework

  • 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.

What we will do in class, Sunday, (June 16) – Students will take the Pearson 3.5 post-test.

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.)

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.

Homework

  • 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.)

Tuesday: Review of cause and effect paragraphs

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 cause and effect paragraphs.

Homework 

  • 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.

What we will do in class, Wednesday, (June 12) – We will practice cause and effect essays to prepare for the midterm on Thursday, June 13.

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.)

Monday: Pearson Theme 1 Reading 1 Post-Test

What we did in class, today – It was announced that students who write a response essay today, June 10, at 11:00-11:50 in N5-102 or at 12:00 to 1:00 in W4-203 after the Eid will have the lowest of the four response essay marks dropped. 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 today 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, today.

It was also announced that I will not hold my normal conference hour, today, due to the chance to write the extra response essay. Students were also reminded to review their marked Response Essay 2 and to look at their course grade in MyGUST.

Students took the Pearson Theme 1 Reading 1 Post-Test.

Homework 

  • Read ‘Technology and Crime’ (pp. 424-434 in the Pearson eText) before Monday, June 10.
  • 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 11) – We will practice cause and effect essays to prepare for the midterm on Thursday, June 13.

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.)

Sunday: In-Class Response Essay 2

What we did in class, today – It was 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 after the Eid will have the lowest of the four response essay marks dropped. 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.

It was also announced that I will not hold my normal conference hour, today.

Students wrote In-Class Response Essay 2 in class. Writing prompts were based on ‘Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction’ (pp. 232-234 in In Concert, Pearson’s eText).

Homework 

  • Read ‘Technology and Crime’ (pp. 424-434 in the Pearson eText) before Monday, June 10.
  • 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 10) – After discussing ‘Technology and Crime’ (pp. 424-434 in the Pearson eText), students will take the reading comprehension test.

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.)