Sunday: Writing Lab Component

What we did in class, today – Students worked in groups and individually to practice narrowing topics for an essay. Students who had not signed up for the Writing Lab Component did so.

What we will do on Tuesday, April 12 – Students will practice writing thesis sentences that express the main topic of an essay, contain controlling ideas, and are complete sentences.

Thursday: Writing Lab Component

What we did in class, today – Students reviewed the Writing Lab Component. Then, they signed up for their Writing Lab Component group for next week. Afterward, they completed Pearson Revel Chapter 12 if they had not already done so.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.)

What we will do on Sunday, April 10 – Students will review the structure of an essay in Pearson Revel Chapter 13 and will practice narrowing a topic.

Tuesday: Pearson Chapter 12

What we did in class, today – It was announced that the review essay has been marked. Students can see how their paper was marked by clicking on Review Essay – 3 April 2022 in MyGUST and opening Feedback Studio. I am available to discuss the paper during my Wednesday and Thursday office hours. After that, the mark will stand as recorded. After the announcement, the class discussed Pearson Revel Chapter 12.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.)

What we will do on Thursday, April 7 – Students will continue discussing Pearson Revel Chapter 12.

Sunday: Review Essay

What we did in class, today – What we did in class today – Students wrote a review essay worth 20% of the course grade.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.)

What we will do on Tuesday, April 5 – Students will discuss Pearson Revel Chapter 12.

Thursday: Practice essay revision

What we did in class today – Students practiced for the review essay by revising Tuesday’s essay for logical and lexical coherence. They were also reminded that a review essay differs from a regular argumentative essay. Their revised essay was downloaded and submitted to Classwork 15 before the end of the class.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Sunday, April 3 The class will meet in the computer lab to write a review essay worth 20% of their course grade. Students should be at least five minutes early so that they will be ready to start writing at the beginning of the class.

Tuesday: Review essay practice

What we did in class today – Students practiced for the review essay by writing a timed, five-paragraph review in the Google Docs document created for them. It was downloaded and submitted to Classwork 14 before the end of the class.

Bonus Credit – The English Club will host a seminar on Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 in W1-010. The seminar, titled Life After GUST: Career Options & Pathways, will be conducted by a panel of GUST alumni speakers consisting of Sarah Al Obaid, Loulwah Al Enezi, Arwa Alboloushi, AlZahraa Al Nasser, Yasmeen Faisal Al Askari, and Arwa Al Rumahi.   I will give you 1% bonus credit if you attend the seminar. Send me a screenshot of your certificate to receive your bonus credit. Send it to my GUST inbox.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Thursday, March 31 – We will revise Tuesday’s essay for logical and lexical coherence. The topic will be announced in class.

Sunday: Section 91

What we did in class today – Students revised their review of “The Lottery” in the Google Docs document created for them.

Bonus Credit – The English Club will host a seminar on Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 in W1-010. The seminar, titled Life After GUST: Career Options & Pathways, will be conducted by a panel of GUST alumni speakers consisting of Sarah Al Obaid, Loulwah Al Enezi, Arwa Alboloushi, AlZahraa Al Nasser, Yasmeen Faisal Al Askari, and Arwa Al Rumahi.   I will give you 1% bonus credit if you attend the seminar. Send me a screenshot of your certificate to receive your bonus credit. Send it to my GUST inbox.

Homework – Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Tuesday, March 29 – We will practice writing a timed, five-paragraph review. The topic will be announced in class.

Saturday: Review of a short film

What we did in class today – This make-up day was conducted via Teams at the regular class time. Students used their notes on “The Lottery” to write a review. The class was recorded and attendance was taken.

Bonus Credit – The English Club will host a seminar on Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 in W1-010. The seminar, titled Life After GUST: Career Options & Pathways, will be conducted by a panel of GUST alumni speakers consisting of Sarah Al Obaid, Loulwah Al Enezi, Arwa Alboloushi, AlZahraa Al Nasser, Yasmeen Faisal Al Askari, and Arwa Al Rumahi.   I will give you 1% bonus credit if you attend the seminar. Send me a screenshot of your certificate to receive your bonus credit. Send it to my GUST inbox.

Homework

  1. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 4 and complete quizzes 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 before 10 p.m. on March 26. (Do NOT do The Writer’s Desk exercises.)
  2. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Sunday, March 27 – Section 91 students will revise their literature review essay at 1:00. The Section 92 class will not meet due to graduation practice.

What we will do on Tuesday, March 29 – We will practice writing a timed, five-paragraph review. The topic will be announced in class.

Thursday: Review of a short film

What we did in class today – Students read “The Lottery” and took notes on it for the review of it they will on Saturday, March 26.

Bonus Credit – The English Club will host a seminar on Sunday, March 27, at 3:30 in W1-010. The seminar, titled Life After GUST: Career Options & Pathways, will be conducted by a panel of GUST alumni speakers consisting of Sarah Al Obaid, Loulwah Al Enezi, Arwa Alboloushi, AlZahraa Al Nasser, Yasmeen Faisal Al Askari, and Arwa Al Rumahi.   I will give you 1% bonus credit if you attend the seminar. Send me a screenshot of your certificate to receive your bonus credit. Send it to my GUST inbox.

Homework

  1. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 4 and complete quizzes 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 before 10 p.m. on March 26. (Do NOT do The Writer’s Desk exercises.)
  2. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Saturday, March 26 – This make-up day will be conducted via Teams at the regular class time. Students will use their notes on “The Lottery” to write a review. The class will be recorded and attendance will be taken.

Tuesday: Review of a short film

What we did in class today  It was announced that office hours are now face-to-face. My office is W1-155. My Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday office hours are from 11:00 to 11:50. My Monday and Wednesday office hours are from 12:30 to 1:20. However, due to a departmental meeting, I will not hold my Wednesday office hour this week. My office is very small, so I will only be able to help students on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Students wrote a review based on the notes they had taken on the short Pixar movie Piper. The review was written in Google Docs and had to be completed and uploaded to Classwork 13 before the end of class.

Make-Up Days – The second make-up day is Saturday, 26 March 2022, to replace the Thursday, 3 March 2022, class. The make-up sessions will be conducted online, and teachers must record the sessions.

Bonus Credit – The English Club will host a seminar on Sunday, March 27, at 3:30 in W1-010. The seminar, titled Life After GUST: Career Options & Pathways, will be conducted by a panel of GUST alumni speakers consisting of Sarah Al Obaid, Loulwah Al Enezi, Arwa Alboloushi, AlZahraa AI Nasser, Yasmeen Faisal Al Askari, and Arwa Al Rumahi.   I will give you 1% bonus credit if you attend the seminar. Send me a screenshot of your certificate to receive your bonus credit. Send it to my GUST inbox.

Homework

  1. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 4 and complete quizzes 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 before 10 p.m. on March 26. (Do NOT do The Writer’s Desk exercises.)
  2. Read Pearson Revel Chapter 12 and complete quizzes 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3 before 10 p.m. April 9. (Do NOT do the Writer’s Desk exercises.

What we will do on Thursday, March 24 – Students will read “The Lottery” and take notes on it for a review.