ENG 1101CO Readings and Videos

Introductory Weeks

First-Year Companion

Hellman, Caroline, “In Defense of the ClassroomThe Daily News. 14 May 2020.

Morrison, Toni, “The Reader as Artist” (Oprah.com, 2006)

Bunn, Mike. “How to Read Like a Writer.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2, 2011.  https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/books/writingspaces2/bunn–how-to-read.pdf


Unit 1- Education Narrative

Hobson, Stephon, “The Caged Bird PrevailsCity Tech Writer (2019; p. 39)

Lyiscott, Jamila. “3 Ways to Speak English.” 10 Nov 2009.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn_mqVD_7XQ&feature=youtu.be

Olivarez, José. “Maybe I Could Save Myself by Writing.” Medium, 12 Sept 2018. https://gen.medium.com/young-chicago-authors-maybe-i-could-save-myself-by-writing-poetry-latinx-teen-79752108d0b5

Olivarez, José. “Mexican American Disambiguation.Citizen Illegal. Haymarket Books, 2018.

2019 City Tech LAF Student Video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hoZxvE7Ocs_myU8rIgVcE8t_4ArSapXx/view

“Understanding Genre Awareness.” Center for Applied English Studies, the University of Hong Kong, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Daut5e0kWBo

Rose, Mike.  “I Just Wanna Be Average.” Lives on the Boundary. Free Press, 1989.


Unit 2 – Reflective Annotated Bibliography

Baldwin, James. “A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin, 1963. https://www.spps.org/cms/lib010/MN01910242/Centricity/Domain/125/baldwin_atalktoteachers_1_2.pdf

Dirk, Kerry. “Navigating Genres.” Writing Spaces: Readings about Writing, Volume 1, 2010. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces1/dirk–navigating-genres.pdf

Graff, Gerald & Cathy Birkenstein, “Chapter 3: As He Himself Puts It – The Art of Quoting” in They Say I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, volume 3, 2014. https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/915212/files/28555152/download?verifier=HJ6SFj8jLsPCvE2TH17gz2aT5deBXImp3ItoFnpD&wrap=1

Lewis, John, CCNY 2019 Commencement Speech

Lewis, John, “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our NationThe New York Times. 30 July 2020.

Peck, Raoul, I Am Not Your Negro (Baldwin documentary)

Perdomo, Willie Perdomo, “Where I’m From.Where A Nickel Costs a Dime. Norton, 1996.


Unit 3 – Genre Determination

Correal, Annie, “Love and Black Lives on a Brooklyn StreetThe New York Times. 27 January 2017.

Murray, Donald. “The Maker’s Eye.” Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. Ed. By Paul Escholz, Alfred Rosa, and Virginia Clark. 9th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005. https://robertnazar.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/themakerseye.pdf

Stedman, Kyle. “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” Writing Spaces: Readings about Writing, volume 2, 2011. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces2/stedman–annoying-ways.pdf