Tuesday: Argument essay counter-rebuttal paragraphs and conclusions

What we did in class, today – Students should attend the Writing Lab sessions at the same time and day they did last week. If they did not attend last week, they should go to the Writing Lab to book a workshop for this week. After reviewing Counter-rebuttal paragraphs and the conclusion paragraph in Argument Essays: Introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion, students wrote the counter-rebuttal paragraph and conclusion paragraph in their Google Docs document for the Writing Lab Project. Thanks go to Writing Lab instructor Sarah Alobaid for sharing the PowerPoint presentation on introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions.

What we will do on Thursday, April 21 – Students will revise and edit their argument paragraphs, which are 7% of the course grade. The final draft is due at the end of the class.

Sunday: Argument essay introductions & body paragraphs

What we did in class, today – Students should attend the Writing Lab sessions at the same time and day they did last week. If they did not attend last week, they should go to the Writing Lab to book a workshop for this week. After reviewing the pdf files Argument Essays – Introduction and Argument Essays – Body Paragraphs, students wrote the introduction and first body paragraph in their Google Docs document for the Writing Lab Project.

What we will do on Tuesday, April 19 – Students will write the counter rebuttal paragraph and conclusion for their argumentative essay.

Tuesday: Writing Lab Component

What we did in class, today – Students watched the video How to write a thesis sentence and worked in groups and individually to practice writing thesis sentences for an essay. Students who had not signed up for the Writing Lab Component did so.

What we will do on Thursday, April 14 – Students will practice writing topic sentences that express support of the thesis sentence, contain one focus, and are complete sentences.

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.