This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking along with skills integral to constructing and documenting a college-level essay. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with Psychology 1101 to explore the emotional impact of the first year college transition and consider ways to identify and deal with new stressors.

Category: New Student Information

From Your Peer Mentor (Registration Workshops-See PDF!)

Hello Everyone, 
Wow, November already! Where has this year gone :-0 We’ve got just a few weeks left in 2017, are you ready! Here is what’s on campus this week….
Here is what you’ve got in ENG 1101 this week…
NOVEMBER 6TH (Monday) Openlab assignment #2 is due!!
Monday November 6th- You will be meeting at the library atrium 4th floor today. Learn how to make the library work for you!
Wednesday November 8th- Research essay: finding sources. Interview planning
November 10th- Last day to drop a course to get a W grade that will not effect your GPA.
If you haven’t yet make an appointment with your department advisor to pick your spring 2018 classes.
Here is what you can get into around campus this coming week! 
November 6th-  Managing anger in N108 at 1pm. If you have a quick temper that causes you grief come check this out. Also running November 8th at 12pm
November 10th- The WISE center is hosting an etiquette class. Come get your fancy on in G building dining room 2nd floor at 11:30am
You can always check what’s to come on the City Tech event calendar (note dates and times may change)
Openlab open office hours to get help for simple tasks or to ask a question are in NAMM 227 on: 
Mondays 3pm-4pm on- 11/13, 12/11
Tuesdays 11am-12pm on- 11/28
Wednesdays 11am-12pm on- 11/29
Thursdays 1pm-2pm on- 11/9, 12/7
OpenLab Workshops (to better learn the platform and how to use it) are;
We also have a student blog here at City Tech so be sure to check that out and get involved in the conversation!

For those of you who can’t get the Wifi to work, here is the guide!
You can access tutoring in the Atrium learning center in the ground floor of the Atrium (connected to Namm) right off the offices of financial aid, admissions etc. You can go in and sign up for sessions at any time, but book ahead because it gets busy during midterms and finals!

How to Set Up Your City Tech OpenLab Account

Our class OpenLab site will serve several purposes during the semester.  The syllabus will be available for you to refer to at any time if you don’t have your paper copy handy. All course materials will be linked here, including readings, videos, assignments, and occasional messages reminding you of due dates or any class changes. You will also be expected to post two OpenLab assignments on your own.

Sign up for OpenLab with your City Tech student email. If you are used to working with WordPress or generally tech-savvy,  you will be able to quickly set up your account by using the instructions on the first page:

A more lengthy tutorial is available here:

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
  2. Click on Register to create a 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
  5. Click on the link in the confirmation email to activate your subscription.
  6. Once you’ve created an account, always go directly to 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.

Need additional help?

Already a NY Times subscriber?

  • If you have an annual subscription to the New York Times with your City Tech email address, you can cancel it and receive a refund. If you already have a monthly subscription, the New York Times will not issue a refund for that month if you choose to cancel the individual subscription.
  • If you wish to continue your own access (for example, If you get the print edition with online access), but also want to use the City Tech version, we suggest you move your original subscription to a personal email address.
  • If you need more help, contact NYT customer service at 1-800-698-4637, or if you subscribed through iTunes, follow the instructions here.

Limits to content:

      • Tablets including iPads. The tablet-friendly version of the New York Times can be accessed via your tablet’s browser.

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).

  • Premium Crosswords and the NY Times Crosswords apps
  • e-reader editions

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:
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!