Faculty: Please edit this page to organize any course resources that you’d like to share with your students. Please delete this informational block when you are ready to share your site with your students. For help working with OpenLab Course sites, visit OpenLab Help.

Below please find links and support materials to help you succeed in this course and beyond. If you don’t find the resources you’re looking for, just ask!

First-Year Writing Resources 

Composition Skills – Support for Students: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/fywskills/


Barnett, Randy E. “The Declaration of Independence annotated.” The Washington Post, 4 July 2014, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/07/04/the-declaration-of-independence-annotated/.

Baldwin, James. “A Talk to Teachers.” Saint Paul Public Schools, https://www.spps.org/cms/lib010/MN01910242/Centricity/Domain/125/baldwin_atalktoteachers_1_2.pdf

Bunn, Mike. “How to Read Like a Writer.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Vol. 2, edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, Parlor Press, 2011, 71-85

“Citation and Formatting Guides.” City Tech Library, https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/citations/MLA

“Commas.” Lindsey Wilson College Writing Center, https://www.lindsey.edu/academics/img/writing-center-pdfs/commas.pdf. 

“Comma Splice.” YouTube, uploaded by tamuwritingcenter, 2 Mar 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNCHbJruutY.

“Declaration of Independence: A Transcription.” National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript.

De Witte, Melissa. “When Thomas Jefferson penned ‘all men are created equal,’ he did not mean individual equality, says Stanford scholar.” Stanford News, 1 July 2020, https://news.stanford.edu/2020/07/01/meaning-declaration-independence-changed-time/. 

Double-Entry Reading Journals – TIP Sheet. Butte College, www.butte.edu/departments/cas/tipsheets/readingstrategies/double_entry.html. 

Douglass, Frederick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Chapter VII.” Teaching American History, 1845, teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-an-american-slave-chapter-vii/. 

Erdrich, Louise. “Louise Erdrich On Her Personal Connection To Native Peoples’ ‘Fight For Survival.’” Fresh Air, by Dave Davies, NPR, 2 Mar. 2020, https://www.npr.org/2020/03/04/812085201/louise-erdrich-on-her-personal-connection-to-native-peoples-fight-for-survival

Garcia, Maria Elena. “My Full Time Job for 2020 Has Been Examining Selena’s Life & Legacy. I’m Also a Lifelong Fan. I’ve Read Everything. Seen All The Archives. Spent Time w Her Dad & Sister. I’m Going to Unpack Why so Many Ppl Feel Betrayed by #SelenaNetflix #Selenatheseries and Why It Matters.” Twitter, Twitter, 6 Dec. 2020, twitter.com/nopalitamami/status/1335696658387046402?s=11.

Gendler, Alex. “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave—Alex Gendler.” Youtube, uploaded by TED-Ed, 17 Mar. 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RWOpQXTltA&vl=de.

“Guide to Developing a Research Question.” City Tech Library, https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/intro/research-question

Hall, Carrie. “Quotation Handout,” https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/fyw-pedagogy/files/2021/01/Quote-Sandwich-.pdf

—. “What’s a Paragraph?” https://www.canva.com/design/DAEIkHc2Se4/I6IlbC-mLi16rmBOJ9WxbA/view?utm_content=DAEIkHc2Se4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink

—.  “What Is Research?” https://www.canva.com/design/DAEJ8Kx2CTU/HPVideryK-Ib2RvamjacdQ/view?utm_content=DAEJ8Kx2CTU&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink

Jang, Anita. “The Memory of My Grandmother.” City Tech Writer, vol. 10, 2015, pp. 3-4, https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/english/docs/ctw10.pdf. Accessed 26 Aug. 2020.

Lamott, Anne. “Shitty First Drafts.” Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. Ed. by Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, and Virginia Clark. 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005: 93-96. 

Malcolm X. “Learning to Read.” Gordon College Division of Humanities, https://ptfaculty.gordonstate.edu/jmallory/index_files/page0096.htm. Accessed 26 Aug. 2020.

Murray, Donald M. “The Maker’s Eye: Revisiong Your Own Manuscripts, https://robertnazar.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/themakerseye.pdf “

“NPR Reads The Declaration of Independence.” Morning Edition. NPR, WNYC, New York City, 3 Jul. 2020.

Olivarez, José. “Maybe I Could Save Myself By Writing.” Gen, 12 Sep. 2018. Medium, https://gen.medium.com/young-chicago-authors-maybe-i-could-save-myself-by-writing-poetry-latinx-teen-79752108d0b5.  

Porter, Rep. Katie. “No Matter How We Look at the Data—by Race, by Sector, by Income—It’s Clear the Burden of the Pandemic Is Falling Hardest on Women. Today, Our Office Released a Report Detailing How Decades of Progress Could Be Erased Unless We Take Action. (THREAD) Https://T.co/zV0BJl6TlC.” Twitter, Twitter, 8 Dec. 2020, twitter.com/RepKatiePorter/status/1336390246070685698?s=20.

Plato. “Selections from Plato’s Republic,” excerpted by Freeman, Tim, “Introduction to

Philosophy – Tfreeman.net,” https://tfreeman.net/resources/Phil-100/The-Republic.pdf

Purdue Writing Lab. “Purdue OWL // Purdue Writing Lab.” Purdue Online Writing Lab, owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html.

Sidner, Sara. “Native American elder Nathan Phillips, in his own words.” CNN, contributed to by Eliott C. McLaughlin, 12 Mar. 2019,  https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/us/nathan-phillips-maga-teens-interview/index.html. 

Smyth, Phil. “Understanding Genre Awareness.” Youtube, uploaded by CAES HKU, 3 Mar. 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RWOpQXTltA&vl=de.

Washoe School District. “The Quote Sandwich.” Washoe School District. https://www.washoeschools.net/cms/lib/NV01912265/Centricity/Domain/253/Social%20Studies/The%20Quote%20Sandwich.pdf

Woodson, Jacqueline. “‘What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing.’” TedTalk, 12 Sept. 2019,  www.ted.com/talks/jacqueline_woodson_what_reading_slowly_taught_me_about_writing?language=en#t-6775.

“Writing an Annotated Bibliography.” City Tech Library, https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/citations/writing.

Print this page