Schedule

Schedule

  • All reading and writing assignments are due on the days listed. Unless otherwise stated, all blogs (and comments) are due by 11:59pm on the due date.
  • Except for some films, all texts not available through the College Bookstore will be provided in-class or on our OpenLab course site (including readings on writing process/strategies to accompany our in-class writing workshops and help you with your assignments). It is your responsibility to print out these texts and bring them to class with you (you can print for free at the college’s computer labs). It is mandatory to have the assigned texts printed and in class when we are discussing them. If you don’t, you will be considered absent for the day.
  • Additional texts/assignments may be added throughout the semester to supplement the texts listed here.
  • Some weeks require a heavy amount of reading and/or writing, so I encourage you to plan ahead.
  • Always consult the dynamic Schedule on our OpenLab site for the most up-to-date version of the schedule, access to readings, and more detail about assignments.
Date Focus Reading/Writing (Due on Date Listed)
Tu 8/29 Class Notes: Nick

Introduction to Course, OpenLab, & Fiction

 

 

 

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • Register for OpenLab account, join our course site, and familiarize yourself with its content and navigation (look at OpenLab Help to get started blogging)
  • Review Syllabus & Blogging Guidelines
Th 8/31 Class Notes: Gemanna

Elements of Fiction; Close Reading

Writing Workshop: active reading (annotation, asking questions, making notes, defining vocabulary, identifying claims/evidence)

 

*Th 8/31: Last Day to drop without the grade of WD.

*F 9/1: Withdrawal Drop Period Begins; A grade of WD is assigned to students who officially drop a class

Read/Watch

*bring these texts to class, having read them (multiple times!) and annotated them

Blog/Due

Tu 9/5 Class Notes: Imani  Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #1: Girl (OR) Puertoricanness
Th 9/7 Class Notes: Penina Read/Watch

  • “Girl” (continued)
  • “Puertoricanness” (continued)

Blog/Due

Tu 9/12 Class Notes: Blanca

Writing Workshop: blogging & paragraph structure and development (topic sentences, transitions, claims, incorporating evidence & quotes)

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • “Reading Response #2: The Yellow Wallpaper (due M 9/11)
Th 9/14 Class Notes: Kina

*Th 9/14: Last day to drop a course without the grade of W; Withdrawal Drop period ends

*F 9/15: Course Withdrawal period begins; A grade of W is assigned to students who officially drop a course

*Su 9/19: Brooklyn Book Festival (Optional Extra Credit!)

Read/Watch

  • “The Yellow Wallpaper” (continued)

Blog/Due

  • read through “Yellow Wallpaper” posts and find one you like, choose in an excerpt, bring it in along with a rationale for why you chose it
Tu 9/19 Class Notes: Chris Hamilton

*CUNY Thursday

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Th 9/21 *No Classes Scheduled Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Tu 9/26 Class Notes: Ita

*Framework for Analyzing Utopian/Dystopian/Science Fiction Text (handed out in class on Tu 9/26)

 

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #4: There Will Come Soft Rains (due M 9/25)
Th 9/28 Class Notes: Patrick Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Tu 10/3 Class Notes: Samuel Read/Watch

  • “There Will Come Soft Rains” (continued)

Blog/Due

Th 10/5 Class Notes: Sebastian Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 1 (The Theater)

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #5: Station Eleven, Part 1 (due W 10/4)
Tu 10/10 Class Notes: Daniel Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 2 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) & Part 3 (I Prefer You with a Crown)

Blog/Due

Th 10/12 Class Notes: Anoop Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 2 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) & Part 3 (I Prefer You with a Crown), continued

Blog/Due

Tu 10/17 Class Notes: Jeffrey

 

Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 4 (The Starship), Part 5 (Toronto),  & Part 6 (The Airplanes)

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #7: Station Eleven, Parts 4-6  (due M 10/16)
Th 10/19 Class Notes: Sharie

 

*F 10/20: National Day of Writing

Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 4 (The Starship), Part 5 (Toronto),  & Part 6 (The Airplanes), continued

Blog/Due

Tu 10/24 Class Notes: Timothy Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 7 (The Terminal), Part 8 (The Prophet), & Part 9 (Station Eleven)

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #8: Station Eleven, Parts 7-9 (due M 10/23)
Th 10/26 Class Notes: Kainat

 

Read/Watch

  • Station Eleven, Part 7 (The Terminal), Part 8 (The Prophet), & Part 9 (Station Eleven), continued

Blog/Due

 

Tu 10/31 Class Notes: Heder

In-Class Peer Review & Writing Workshop (Essay #1)

*Tu 10/31: Faculty to inform students of midterm grades

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • Essay #1 Pre-Draft (post to blog before class: categorize as Essay 1, Pre-Draft & bring four printed copies to class). This should include 1) working essay title; 2) thesis paragraph (introduction); 3) two full body paragraphs (complete with topic sentences, textual evidence/citation, analysis); 4) reflection about where you in the process, what you have done, what you still are working on, what you are struggling with, what you think you have done well (etc.).
Th 11/2 Class Notes: Adrian Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts I-II

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #9: The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts I-II (due Th 11/2 by start of class, 2:30pm)
Tu 11/7 Class Notes: Terry (and Blanca)

 

Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts III-VIII

Blog/Due

Th 11/9 Class Notes: Cristian D.

*F 11/10: Course Withdrawal period ends; Last day to drop a course with a grade of “W.”

Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts III-VIII (continued)

Blog/Due

Tu 11/14 Class Notes: Stephen

 

Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts IX-X

 Blog/Due

Th 11/16 Class Notes: Jordan

*WF period begins; A grade of WF is assigned to students who elect to withdraw from a class

Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts IX-X (continued)

Blog/Due

 

Tu 11/21 *NO CLASS (CUNY Friday) Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Th 11/23 *NO CLASS (Thanksgiving) Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Tu 11/28 Class Notes: Taisha Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts XI-XV & Historical Notes

Blog/Due

  • Reading Response #12: The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts XI-XV & Historical Notes (due M 11/27)

 

Th 11/30 Class Notes: Chris S. Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Parts XI-XV & Historical Notes (continued)

Blog/Due

Tu 12/5 Class Notes: Calvin

*W 12/6: City Tech Science Fiction Symposium (Extra Credit!)

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Th 12/7  

Class Notes: Sharie (2nd time: extra credit!)

*Last day Withdraw with a WF grade

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

  • Work on Essay 2

 

Tu 12/12 Class Notes: Stevens Read/Watch

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu Series), Episodes 1-2

Blog/Due

 

Th 12/14 Class Notes: Gem (2nd time: extra credit!)

*Final Exams

Read/Watch

Blog/Due

Tu 12/19
 

 

*Final Exams

 

 

 

Read/Watch

Blog/Due