Week 1: Monday, 2/1 – Friday, 2/5

Tuesday, 2/2 (asynchronous: work due on our class site by 11:59 pm)


 WRITING: Introductions

  • Respond to the Discussion Question “Introducing Yourself”: Write a paragraph (approx. 100 words) discussing your academic interests, why you chose your major, what you enjoy reading, listening to, watching, and doing in your spare time, or anything else you want to share (include your pronouns if you wish).
  • Respond to the Discussion Question “Online Learning”: Write a paragraph (approx. 100 words). Discuss any questions or concerns you have about taking an online writing class. Mention anything that confuses or worries you. You may also discuss positive aspects (either that you’ve experienced or that you foresee) about online learning. At the end of your response, share one or two tips from your own online experience (either in school, at work, or in other day-to-day use of technology) that you think other students might find useful.
  • Respond to the Discussion Question “Our Syllabus”: Discuss three pieces of information that caught your attention on the syllabus. These could be questions you have about grading or deadlines, comments on the online component, or observations about the chosen readings… really anything that catches your eye is fine. 
  • Go here and sign up for your free subscription to The New York Times
  • Check out the City Tech Writing Center on OpenLab: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/writingcenter/

Questions? Want to discuss further? Email me at RGarcia@citytech.cuny.edu  and we can make an appointment or go back and forth on email. Or you can come to office hours  (10:30 am – 12:30 pm):

Thursday, 2/4 (synchronous session)

READING & WATCHING (do this before coming to class):

WRITING: Thinking About Community