This is where you will find your Weekly Assignments for Week 1 and Week 2.

Please come to class prepared having reviewed the PowerPoint and ready to participate! You may either post your responses to the PowerPoint on OpenLab or actively discuss the content on the Zoom. If you choose to post your response, write one response for each day (Tuesday and Thursday) that includes a general response to the PowerPoint (what did you think, what did you learn, what questions do you have, etc) and a response to ALL of the activities in the PowerPoint.  

Introduction (Weeks 1 and 2)

 DAY 1: TUES. FEB. 2nd. 

Please plan on attending the first synchronous class session. It is VERY important! I will go over the Course Syllabus, Course Schedule and introduce you to the Course Website. 

SYNCHRONOUS

  1. Week 1 PowerPoint and Activities  (Tuesday)– Here is the link to the Week 1 PowerPoint https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sWWKI76_mMcugf_9qkS7PQXS_yoe-jGO_kkFJFFDTcI/edit?usp=sharing

Please  reply to all of the discussions and activities in the PowerPoint by posting a response here: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/weekly-assignment-responses/DUE Feb. 5th

  1. JOIN the class website on OpenLab and PLAY with/ EXPLORE the website. You can’t break it. Honestly. I’ve tried. Click around on all the tabs. See what’s there! This is our classroom for the semester, so make yourself familiar with the room. DUE Feb. 4th

HOMEWORK: 

  1. WRITE: an introductory post on OpenLab under the Tabs “Student Posts” and “Weekly Assignment Response-Week 1 Tuesday”. Here is the link to where you write the post: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/2021/01/19/week-1-weekly-assignment-tuesday/
  • Use the questions the questions here as a guide! You don’t have to answer every question, just let them help you get the writing juices flowing! Introduce yourself to us! 
    • Tell us about yourself!
      • What are your favorite hobbies, activities or things to do?
      • What do you like about reading? What is hard for you when you read? Be specific.
      • How long do you usually read before you stop or lose your focus?
      • What genres do you prefer to read (mysteries, adventure, science fiction, humor, informational texts, magazines, newspapers, etc.). Explain. 
      • Who is an author you have enjoyed reading?
      • What language to you prefer to read in?
      • Where is your favorite place to read (bed, floor, chair, subway, etc)?What is your favorite reading environment (quiet, music, etc)?
      • What is your favorite genre to write in? (Poetry, journals, songs, notes, letters, essays, stories, mysteries, etc). Is there a new genre you would like to try to write in?
      • What language do you prefer to write in?
      • What are your favorite writing utensils (pen/pencil and paper, computer, tablet, phone)?What is your favorite writing environment (quiet, music, etc)?
      • What is your favorite place to write (desk, floor, table, bed, etc)?
      • What do you like about writing? What is hard for you when you write? Be specific.
      • How long do you usually write before you stop or lose your focus?
  • Check back in on the class website and see what other people are saying, and to receive full credit reply to a couple of people. It’s nice to know we’re not alone!

DAY 2: THURS, FEB. 4th

SYNCHRONOUS

  1. Week 1 PowerPoint and Activities (Thursday) — Here is the link to the Week 1 PowerPoint https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sWWKI76_mMcugf_9qkS7PQXS_yoe-jGO_kkFJFFDTcI/edit?usp=sharing

Please  reply to all of the discussions and activities in the PowerPoint by posting a response here: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/weekly-assignment-responses/DUE Feb. 5th

HOMEWORK

  1. Read “How to Read Like a Writer” by Mike Bunn and write response on OpenLab on under the tabs “Student Post” and “Reading Responses.” Be prepared to discuss the reading in class. Due Feb. 9

 Here is the link: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/reading-responses/

DAY 3: TUES, FEB 9th 

SYNCHRONOUS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 2 PowerPoint and Activities (Tuesday) — Here is the link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AZybV1SWZDn_bazqVhMKQIRz8XfJ2HRLw5Xx_QJPtvs/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Discuss “How to Read Like a Writer” by Mike Bunn (either in synchronous small groups on Zoom or in asynchronous groups on Discussion Post). 
  3. Write a post reflecting on how the concept of reading like a writer impacts how we read/ view texts we have read before. Post it here: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/2021/01/19/week-1-weekly-assignment-thursday/

Please  reply to all of the discussions and activities in the PowerPoint by posting a response here https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/weekly-assignment-responses/.  DUE Feb. 12th

HOMEWORK

  1. Read “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis” by Laura Bolin Carroll and Write Response on OpenLab. 

DUE Feb 11th. 

Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pfJ5zgBcuAjGi-aCUC6Vcqoe2y6KSXR2/view?usp=sharing

  • What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Did you find any parts interesting? Did you learn something new?
  • Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
  • What do you think is the purpose of this text? Why do you think the author wrote it?
  • What are some examples of rhetoric that you see or hear on a daily basis? 
  • Think of one time you created rhetoric. What message were you trying to convey/ share?
  • What is an example of a rhetorical situation you have found yourself in? Discuss the exigence, audience and constraints.  
  1. Write a response to another classmate’s post!

DAY 4: Thursday, Feb. 9th

SYNCHRONOUS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 2 PowerPoint and Activities: Thursday 
  2. Post Weekly Assignment Response on OpenLab! 

Please  reply to all of the discussions and activities in the PowerPoint by posting a response here: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eng-1121-0416-spring-2021-coleman/weekly-assignment-responses/DUE Feb. 12th

HOMEWORK

  1. Read “Understanding Discourse Communities” by Dan Melzer and write a response on OpenLab. Respond to each other. Engage in a conversation. Due Feb. 16th

Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AXclfVWkhlpzePlqkgl9koeIOKMfYHqI/view?usp=sharing

  • What did you think of the piece? Be honest! Really! I want to know! Was it hard to understand? Interesting? Boring?
  • According to John Swale (and Dan Melzer) what features do all discourse communities have? (List all 6!)
  • What were the shared goals of Meltzer’s guitar jam group? Explain! Provide an example!
  • What was Meltzer’s guitar group’s mechanism of intercommunication among members AND how do they use these methods to provide information and feedback? Explain! Provide an example!
  • How does Meltzer define genre? What genres did Meltzer’s guitar jam group use?
  • What is an example of the specific lexis (language) that Meltzer’s guitar jam group used? Explain! Provide an example!
  • How do the beginners and experts in Meltzer’s guitar jam group work together? Explain!
  • Can you think of a Discourse Community you might belong to?
  1. Write a response to a classmate’s post!