Timed-writing Discussion. Start: Nov. 11; End: Dec. 7
Let’s look at a specific argument and talk about how we stand on the issues. Each semester, English 101 students are required to take a final in-class timed writing. This assignment is very important because it can have an impact on a student’s overall grade. If a student fails this final timed writing, the student can do no better than a C for the course and may fail the course if the student has not done well on the other in-class essays as well. What do you think about this policy? Is it to stringent, or does it put enough emphasis on the importance of the final timed writing (like a final exam)? Talk about your viewpoints and discuss your classmates’ perspectives as well.