Weekly Schedule

Updated April 24, 2014

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

ENG 1101, Spring 2014

Professor Sean Scanlan (NYCCT) 

Please bring this schedule to each class as assignments and due dates may change.

Week 1: Introduction and Education

Jan 28, t     Discussion of course, syllabus, and texts; Introductions; For Thurs: Journal 1

Jan 30, r¬†¬†¬†¬† Due: Journal 1. Discuss Journal 1 and favorite/reading habits. Orientation–OpenLab; freewriting: in-class writing; HW for Tues: Read/print out Asimov, Scibona, and Brody; then write Journal 2: 1-2 pages on favorite

 

Week 2: Education and Intellectual Homes

Feb 4, t     Due: Journal 2. Freewrite; Essay 1 explained.  Discuss readings; HW for Thurs: read Gardner andWallis/Steptoe essays in Dwell.

Feb 6, r     Freewrite. Discuss elements and essay format. HW for Tues: Read essays by Santiago and Rahmani; prep for Quiz 1

 

Week 3: Home and New York

Feb 11, t ¬† ¬†Due: Quiz 1–in class, over readings.¬†Freewrite. Discuss revision and editing (quotations). HW for Thurs: read Powell, and Lubrano.

Feb 13, r¬†¬†¬†¬†Due: Draft of Essay 1‚ÄĒpeer review workshop.¬†Freewrite.

 

Week 4: Sentences and Paragraphs

Feb 18, t     Discuss drafts of Essay 1; HW: Work on Final Draft of Essay 1

Feb 20, r     NO Class (Classes follow a Monday Schedule)

 

Week 5: The Photo Essay

Feb 25, t     Due: Final Draft of Essay 1. Discuss how we read the city and see the city; What is a photograph? Barthes on Studium and Punctum; HW: Read Abbott, Hine, Nooney-write Journal 3

Feb 27, r     Due: Journal 3. Discuss readings and the role of photography in culture; reality vs. image; HW: TBA

 

Week 6: Describing Photos

Mar 4, t       Discuss Essay 2: narrating physical and moral views (facts and feelings) of NYC; Discuss photos and readings. HW: read Sontag selection on OpenLab; Write Journal 4

Mar 6, r      Journal 4 Due; discuss readings; revision techniques and quotations. HW: Study for Quiz 2

 

Week 7: Writing a Comparison Essay

Mar 11, t     Quiz 2; Freewrite. Discuss ways of seeing and narrating the city; HW: read José Parlá in Dwell

Mar 13, r      Freewrite; Describing the city and art. HW: read Joseph Anastasio

 

Week 8: Writing a Comparison Essay

Mar 18, t     Freewrite; Discuss Anastasio, photography, and reading images,

Mar 20, r     Paragraphs, conclusions, student photos; HW-write draft of Essay 2

 

Week 9: Structure: Revision and Techniques of Good Writing

Mar 25, t ¬†¬†¬†¬† Peer Review of Essay 2; HW–Prep for Midterm Exam;

Mar 27, r      Quiz #3; In Class Reading and Writing Assignment (Substitute)

 

Week 10: Beginning the Research Essay

Apr 1, t ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Library Research Session‚ÄĒMeet in the library: Atrium Bldg 4th fl.; HW: Study for Midterms, especially summary blueprint and citing books and articles

Apr 3, r¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† Midterm Exam; HW–Continue to write draft of Essay 2 for Peer Review

Week 11: Beginning the Research Essay

Apr 8, t       Due: Essay 2. HW-Read Shorto

Apr 10, r ¬†¬†¬† Discuss Essay 3 and Research; HW–HW-Read Deak and Egan and write Journal 5

 

Week 12: Spring Break

Apr 15, t     Spring Break: Enjoy

Apr 17, r     Spring Break: Enjoy

 

Week 13: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Apr 22, t     Spring Break: Enjoy

Apr 24, r     Due: Journal 5. Freewrite; Citations and Works Cited page discussion; HW: read Whitman, Poole, and Mark Naison in Dwell

 

Week 14: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Apr 29, t     Library day. HW: topic summary and 5 questions (Journal 6)

May 1, r     Due: Journal 6; Discuss Portfolio;  research methods: HW: read Lopate and Egan  in Dwell; study for Quiz 4

 

Week 15: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

May 6, t      Due: Portfolios, Due: Quiz 4 over readings; Discuss readings and writing strategies

May 8, r      Due: Draft of Essay 3 for Peer Review

 

Week 16: Putting It All Together and Final Exam

May 13, t    Question and answer about Essay 3

May 15, R   Due: Essay 3 (Annotated Bib + Essay) Due in class

 

Week 17: Final Exam

May 20, t     Final Exam

May 22, r     Last class of the semester

 

 

 

 

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