Updated Syllabus on Course Information Page

Hi All,

I sent an email and am also contacting you here! I’ve updated our syllabus to reflect the later date for revised research essays. As discussed in class:

Tuesday, Dec. 12: In-Class Essay 4 and Review of Diagnostic Essay 2

Thursday, Dec. 14: Revisions of Research Essay Due (Prep for Final Exam–distribution of Final Exam, Part 1)

Tuesday, Dec. 19: Final Exam, Part 2, In-Class; DUE: Final Exam Part 1 (required); Revisions for Essay 4

“Six Myths about Choosing a College Major” – The New York Times

This article came out this week in the New York Times and may be of interest to you as you finish your first semester and think about college classes and registration for next semester. There is a chart that shows the lifetime earnings of various majors; however, the main gist is to pursue a major that you personally find value in pursuing.

No! This is not a “required” reading. It should be, however, of great interest to you.

Resource: “Still Questioning Whether College is Worth It? Read This”

This Washington Post article, “Still Questioning Whether College is Worth It? Read This,” was published in July 2016. We will discuss this in class and consider Danielle Douglas-Gabriel’s ideas as you are working on Essay 2, which asks you to think critically about your values and life choices and the degree you are currently completing.


How to Activate Your New York Times Subscription with Your City Tech Email

The information below is from the City Tech Library website.  Please activate  your subscription!

New York Times Digital Online Access

Sign Up For Access

  1. Go to nytimes.com/passes.
  2. Click on Register to create a NYTimes.com account using your City Tech email address.
  3. At the bottom of the Welcome page, click Continue.
  4. You will then see a Check Your Email message. Look for a Confirm Your Email Address message, which should arrive to your City Tech email within 15 minutes. If you do not get a confirmation email, check your spam filter. If you still do not receive it, send an email from your City Tech email account to edu@nytimes.com.
  5. Click on the link in the confirmation email to activate your subscription.
  6. Once you’ve created an account, always go directly to nytimes.com. Access will simply require your City Tech New York Times login. You will see your subscription as being for “one year,” although it will be renewed as the subscription continues.

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articles published before 1980 (note that we have full access to

New York Times – Historical

    , with digitally reproduced pages from every issue starting in 1851).

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How to Set Up Your CityTech Email Account

Your City Tech email is how the College will communicate with you throughout your student years, so it is important to set your account up! If you have not already done so, try these instructions from City Tech’s website.

Go to the “Frequently Asked Questions” and look for Student Email.

Current Students-Frequently Asked Questions

This page states:
“In order to access your email account, go to: http://outlook.com/mail.citytech.cuny.edu
Username: Firstname.Lastname@mail.citytech.cuny.edu
Password: It’s your date of birth in a six digit format MMDDYY and the last four digits of your EMPLID. For example: If your date of birth is 01/06/86 and the last four digits of your EMPLID is 1234, then your password is 0106861234 ( no spaces OR dashes)

If this does not work, go to the Atrium Learning Center or the New Student Center on the first floor of the Atrium Building.

Good luck!