Schedule

Schedules for SPE 1330 and ENG 1101 are subject to change. Please confer with the electronic copy for the most up-to-date versions.

ENG 1101:

Date

Schedule of Classes:

Homework

 
W 8/28: Introduction to Telling Brooklyn StoriesCourse Site Introduction Register for the OpenLab and join Being in Brooklyn!Project #1 prewriting—see blog for instructionsComplete Project #1Read “Fort Greene Dreams” by Nelson George
 
M 9/2 School Closed—no classes
W 9/4: No classes scheduled
 
M 9/9: Project #1 dueReading imagesIn-class writing on “Fort Greene Dreams” Write a blog post about the online photographs, noting your observations and interpretations
W 9/11: Discuss “Fort Greene Dreams” Write a blog post in which you summarize “Fort Greene Dreams” and offer feedback on your groupmates’ summaries via comments
M 9/16: What is a summary?Handout: Writing a Summary Edit your blog post to add a revised summary of “Fort Greene Dreams”ReadCity Limits” by Colson WhiteheadReadThe Bloomberg Years: Reshaping New York
W 9/18: Discuss “City Limits”; summary Write a blog post summarizing “City Limits”; offer feedback on your groupmates’ summaries via commentsRevise Project #1
M 9/23: Discuss “City Limits” and “Reshaping New York”Project #1 Revision due Read “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” by Charles McGrathWrite a blog post reflecting on your experience walking in New York.
W 9/25:  Discuss “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” Write a longer blog post and comment on your groupmates’ posts describing your chosen location for Project #2 and how to get there; choose two quotations from our reading, and write about how each relates to what you’re writing about in your essay(Add your chosen location to the Being in Brooklyn map)
M 9/30:11:30-2:15 Brooklyn Historical Society and Walking tour—be prepared to walk!Meet at the Adams Street entranceHandouts: Walking questions and notes Write a blog post reflecting on the map session at BHS. Comment on your groupmates’ posts.Read Ben McGrath, “Who Knows Brooklyn?
W 10/2: 11:30-2:15 Ursula Schwerin Library visit, A540: meet outside the library in the Atrium buildingDraft of Assignment #2 due electronically by the start of class Write a blog post about the library session; comment on your groupmates’ blog postsReview “Who Knows Brooklyn”
 
M 10/7:  Discuss “Who Knows Brooklyn”Review how to find sources Examine “View of the World from 9th Avenue” by Saul SteinbergWrite a blog post reacting to Steinberg’s image and the questions posed on the blog
W 10/9: 11:30-2:15 Discuss “View of the World from 9th Avenue” and apply what we’ve learned about maps Read maps handout from BHSReadThe Happiest and Saddest Places in New York City, According to Twitter” by Ben MerchantWrite a blog post brainstorming about your happiest and saddest places in New York and pin your happiest place on the Being in Brooklyn map—details to follow in a blog post
 
M 10/14: School Closed—no classes
T 10/15: 11:30-2:15 Classes follow a Monday scheduleMaps at the Brooklyn Historical Society: meet at the Adams Street entrance Write a blog post reflecting on our BHS visit, the maps, and the speechesProject #2 due online by 10/16 at 11:30am
W 10/16: Discuss mapping through “The Happiest and Saddest Places in New York City, According to Twitter”
M 10/21:  Review: how to write a timed essay Prepare for the Midterm Exam: Read Yonette Joseph’s “Tunnel Rats of Atlantic Avenue” and write a one-paragraph summary.Use the blog to ask questions as you study
W 10/23: Project #3: Midterm ExamSubmit summary Read Jennifer Egan, “Reading Lucy
 
M 10/28: SPE 1330 Write a blog post answering one of the posted questions about “Reading Lucy”
W 10/30: Discuss “Reading Lucy”Incorporating source materials Read selected Lucy Kolkin lettersWrite a blog post summarizing “Reading Lucy,” using 2 quotations from the text.
 
M 11/4:  Reading Lucille Kolkin archivesReview “Reading Lucy” summaries Review “The Tunnel Rats of Atlantic Avenue
 
W 11/6: Discuss Midterm Exam and reading Read “Gotham Farmers Sprout Cash Crops” by Adrianne Pasquarelli.
 
M 11/11:11:30-2:15 Discuss “Gotham Farmers Sprout Cash Crops”Project #4 assignmentWriting workshop for Project #4 Write a blog post brainstorming about Assignment #4, and comment on your groupmates’ posts.
W 11/13:   Discuss excerpts from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Read “The Brooklyn Bridge” by Philip Lopate and “Prologue” from Brooklyn Bridge by Alan Trachtenberg

Pin your Project #4 location on the map by 11/14

Th 11/14OPTIONAL Literature Roundtable: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 12:45-2:15, Atrium Amphitheater Write a blog post summarizing and reflecting on the Literature Roundtable
 
M 11/18:  Discuss Brooklyn Bridge readings and photographs Review New York photographs
W 11/20:  Draft of Project #4 due in class and electronically. Write a blog post about the photographs—details to follow
 
M 11/25: 11:30-2:15 Writing workshop: Project #4 and Project #5 Project #4 draft due in class and electronically

Presentation of Project #4 drafts.

Work on Project #4
W 11/27: Classes follow a Friday schedule
 
M 12/2: SPE 1330-6366; Project #4 due Peer feedback on Project #5
W 12/4: SPE 1330-6366
 
M 12/9: Review for Project #6, Final Exam using reading Project #5 dueProvide peer feedback on your groupmates’ video draftsReview summary instructions for Part I of the final examAsk questions and share advice for the final exam via our blog
W 12/11: Project #6: Final Exam Part I Study for Part II of the final examAsk questions and share advice for the final exam via our blogPost videos
 
M 12/16: Project #6: Final Exam Part II Prepare for video review
W 12/18: Conclusions: Project Review
 
  Spring classes begin January 27, 2014. Enjoy the break!
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