What we did in class, today – It was announced that Pearson scores have been updated. Furthermore, I have dropped the three lowest classwork marks. It was also announced that the HOD of the English Department informed instructors on April 29 that we could not give any tests on Sunday, May 8. Since students had already left for the break, it was too late to inform them. Consequently, the exit writing exam will be on Tuesday, May 10, in the computer lab. The exit reading exam will be on Thursday, May 12, in the classroom, so STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR LAPTOPS.
If students want to take the exit writing exam and/or the exit reading exam on Monday, May 9, at either 9:30 or 11:00, they must write an email to my GUST email. The message should let me know what section they are in and at what time they will come to the computer lab. I need to receive the email by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. Students who opt to take the exam(s) on Monday, May 12, must bring their own laptop, which must be fully charged and have SEB downloaded and configured. There must also be extra seating available for them to take the exam.
What we will do on Tuesday, May 10 – Students will sit for the exit writing exam in the computer lab in the library. The exit writing exam will be worth 15% of the course grade. Students will choose to write an argumentative essay about an assigned writing prompt. Their essay must contain an introduction, two argument paragraphs, a counter-rebuttal paragraph, and a conclusion. If students discover a mistake with the writing exit exam score, they must conference with me either from 3:00 to 3:50 on Tuesday, May 10, in my office or from 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, via Teams. Otherwise, the mark will stand as recorded in the MyGUST grade book.
What we will do on Thursday, May 12 – Students will sit for the exit reading exam in their regularly scheduled classroom and must bring their laptops. The laptops must be fully charged and SEB must be downloaded beforehand and configured. The exit reading exam will be worth 15% of the course grade. There will be two reading passages with 16 multiple-choice questions. The test is machine graded, so there is no conference regarding it.