Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE FIX: Essay 1

Today we looked at more beginnings of essays. We considered pronouns. ┬áThe first sample had too many vague pronouns (you, he, and it) We also considered ways to transition in and out of your ideas and the outside sources. ┬áThe … Continue reading

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Integrating Quotations: A Breakdown and Quiz

This online resource is helpful: http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/quotes.htm We will look at this in class today. ┬áIf you are absent, please check the link and try the interactive quiz.  

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Essay #1: Sample Introductory Paragraphs

Here are the sample introductory paragraphs we worked on in class. ┬áRemember these were first drafts written very quickly! The main idea here is to understand the three basic components of an introductory paragraph for a college essay: the general … Continue reading

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Essay #1: Narrative Essay Assignment and Planning Sheet

Here are the handouts you received in class today for the essay you are writing in-class on Monday, Sept. 28. First, ENG 1101 Narrative Essay Assignment Sheet: choose only 1 of the options. ┬á You are responding to either Colson … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday!

This Sunday is the Brooklyn Book Festival! ┬áThe event is at Borough Hall Plaza, St. Francis University, and at Brooklyn Law School . We’re reading Nelson George right now in our class and he is one of the featured speakers … Continue reading

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Essay 1: Introduction to Narrative Form

Today we did a free write that asked you to consider when you realized you were a “New Yorker.” ┬áThis might be specific experience you remember (similar to ┬áColson Whitehead’s early memory of riding the Number 1 subway train in … Continue reading

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Remember: You are “On Assignment”!

Hi Everyone, Just a quick reminder: you are on an active vacation! Remember to read Nelson George’s essay, “Fort Greene Dreams” and to fill out our reading for analysis sheet in advance. ┬áI will pick up the handouts at the … Continue reading

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Handout: Reading for Analysis

Here is the Reading for Analysis sheet we used in class when reading Colson Whitehead’s “Colossus of New York.” Reading for Analysis-Taking Notes Actively reading and keeping notes will help you remember ┬áwhat you read and also make referencing your … Continue reading

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Class Notes: Summarizing and Paraphrasing “How to Write with Style”

In today’s class today we discussed and practiced paraphrasing (working line by line through Vonnegut’s sub-titles) and summarizing (condensing the whole essay into one paragraph. ┬áPlease remember the following points that came up in our discussing: A summary rewords and … Continue reading

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Components of a Summary

Here is the handout distributed in class for making a summary: Components of a Summary

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