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Weekly Schedule, ENG 1101CO
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Professor Lisa Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet for 6 hours per week in the classroom, so you should devote at least that same amount of time outside of class to work on our assignments. That gives you an idea of the time commitment for English 1101 CO; every week, you will need to dedicate focused, quiet time to reading, annotating texts, posting homework on the Open Lab Forums, and drafting formal assignments.
We will meet together at the beginning of the period at 11:30AM — please come 5 minutes early if you can at 11:25. This way we can check in before class and ensure that we start on time! We will end at 2:30. During our class time, we will discuss the class readings and assignments and practice writing in workshop mode.
In this class, we use the Open Lab. You will post HWs on our Open Lab class website, here you will be reading and responding to texts and each other’s HW posts. You will submit your three major unit assignments to me n two places on Google Drive and on the Blackboard site.
I will also hold office hours after class on Monday and Wednesday in the classroom and in NAMM 1119 (one floor up)
Note: This is a very difficult course requiring your commitment from day one. Keeping up should be your mantra! Students who have fallen behind have had extreme difficulty catching up and many were not able to finish the course. It’s like falling into quicksand and not being able to pull yourself out. Please do not fall into the quicksand!
Weekly schedule: class meeting Monday and Wednesday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM in Namm 1020.
Schedule (This is tentative. We will likely adjust as we go along.)
|Orientation and Introduction: Our Open Lab Site
· Introductions to Professor and Course; Complete technology survey
· Open Lab registration and join as a member to our Open Lab course site
· Review “Syllabus and Course Policies and Information,” focus on participation, attendance, and Ground Rules
For HW please review on your own all of the above.
Students to create their own private chat AND find a class buddy to exchange contact info.
Introductions in small groups – in-class start on HW Post #1 Introductions
“(Un) LEARNING My Name” by Mohamed Hassan on YouTube https://www.mohamed-hamad.com/mohamed-hassan-unlearning-my-name-spoken-word/
DUE Wednesday BEFORE class: Complete Open Lab HW Post #1 (Introductions with Selfie)
Two full paragraphs introducing yourself; include a selfie or other visual please; THEN ALSO one paragraph responding to TWO classmates’ introduction posts
Register for your free CUNY New York Times account.
Get your City Tech email up and running.
Unit One: Educational Narratives and Resilience
For Wed’s class: Read and Print Out and Annotate Caroline Hellman, “In Defense of the Classroom” (2020)
Prepare in your real physical notebook: What are some of the main ideas (MI) in Prof. Hellman’s article? How do we build community as an online class?
In your real physical notebook. Start Vocab List — Look up unfamiliar words!
What genre? Demonstrate RLW and Rhetorical Analysis
We have done a lot so in these two days — so — please get caught up over the Labor Day long weekend for a strong start to the semester!
DUE Tuesday 9/6 by 6pm Complete Open Lab HW Post #2 Reading Response RLW and FDouglass. Then respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
|Introduce Unit One Major Assignment, Educational Narrative
For Wednesday’s class:
Due Friday 9/9 by 6pm: Complete Open Lab HW Post #3 (“Resilience”) Two full paragraphs. Respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
Week Three continues
|For Monday, printout, read and be ready to discuss:
Due Wednesday before class: HW #4 MX Reading Response Qs.
For Wednesday, printout, read, and be ready to discuss Malcolm X’s Chapter 11 of Autobiography of Malcolm X). Chapter 11 is presented in two parts here:
Find both in Open Lab course site under Readings
· Group TWO: Prepare Vocab work
· Reading strategies: annotating (continued); summarizing and responding; identifying structural elements of writing and different genres
IN-CLASS activity brainstorm in break out room / Prepare for Writing Response with Quotation.
Due Friday by 6pm: Complete Open Lab HW #5 Mentor Quote. Respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
The following HWs, #5, #6, #6B are very important and will jumpstart you on Unit One Assignment, our first Major Unit Assignment.
For Monday, printout, read, and be ready to discuss Esmeralda Santiago, “When I Was Puerto Rican”
Find in Open Lab course site under Readings (page 101-104)
Group THREE: Prepare Vocab work
· In your notebook: Block off every time Santiago uses dialogue. Choose one major dialogue and read out loud with a partner. Take notes on why you think it works well (or not). What do you learn about Esmeralda from reading the dialogue?
??????DUE Wednesday before class: Complete Open Lab HW #6 Between Two Worlds. Respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
For Wednesday, printout, read, and be ready to discuss Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue” Find in Open Lab course site under Readings
Here is the Amy Tan Mother Tongue reading: http://www.umsl.edu/~alexanderjm/Mother%20Tongue%20by%20Tan.pdf
Group FOUR: Prepare Vocab work
In your notebook:
· Consider (1) the term “mother tongue” (2) the different Englishes Amy Tan speaks (3) how her mother is viewed by Americans based on her spoken English.
We will listen to audiobook narrator Nancy Wu (very famous person: my sister)
DUE Friday 9/23 by 6pm: Complete Open Lab HW #6 Between Two Worlds. Respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
For Wednesday, printout, read, and be ready to discuss Colin Powell: “My American Journey” Find in Open Lab course site under Readings (page 90-97)
Group FIVE: Prepare Vocab work
DUE Wednesday before class: Complete Open Lab HW #7 Saved. Respond to two other students’ posts, one paragraph each.
WEDNESDAY Writing Workshop: How to Develop your HW 5 or 6 or 6B into a Rough Draft
THURSDAY Workshop continues
DUE Friday 9/29 by 6pm: Unit One Rough Draft Due before class (in Google drive Rough Draft folder in Unit One)
|Wednesday Peer Review: Each student to do TWO peer reviews in the Group
· Bring TWO hard copy / printouts of your Rough Draft
ALSO Writing Workshop Demonstration using Student Pprs and Review
Review Proofreading vs REVISION
Discuss sample rough drafts, development strategies, focusing on developing scenes and using dialogue, including “home” languages, how to make a connection to the readings, how to incorporate reference in your writing.
ALSO Timeline (workshop example student papers)
Unit One Project: Final Draft due to Google Drive AND to Bboard.
| For Monday, printout, read, and be ready to discuss Barack Obama, Chapter 4, Dreams from My Father. Find in Open Lab course site under Readings.
RLW look at scene development, dialogue, scene building time-line.
Dramatic Reading of opening scene in cafeteria
WEDNESDAY Continue to discuss Chapter 4 Obama
HW 8 Obama Due 10/12 Wednesday.
|Demonstrate Citation and Summary writing for
Refine RQ and Revise Proposal Paragraph — USE THE TEMPLATE!!
Grades posted on Blackboar
|Continue Demonstrate Citation and Summary writing for
· Spit on Yelled at Attacked Chinese Americans Fear for Safety news article by Tavernise and Oppel
· Andrew Yang op-ed Washington Post: We Are Not The Virus.
RAB Step Two:
· Part 1 MLA CITATION
· Part 2 SUMMARY
DUE HW Annotated Page of Source 1 Picture Due 10/31
DUE HW Source 1 MLA Citation (use the citation machine!) Due 11/1
DUE RAB Source Entry (MLA Citation and SUMM) Saturday 11/5.
|DUE RAB Source Entry 1 (complete) November 8 Tuesday 6pm.
We should be farther along. No more sliding deadlines. WE must not fall behind.
Entire RAB (intro, 3 source entries, conclusion) will be due Sunday November 20.
DUE RAB Source Entry #2 (op-ed) Parts 1 and 2 due Wednesday 11/10
DUE RAB Source Entry #2 (complete) Due Friday 11/18.
Share multi-media sources: video, podcast, op-doc, TEDtalk, video news clip
HOW TO WRITE THE CONCLUSION
Your RAB is done!
DUE ENTIRE RAB on November (11/20) Sunday. WE must make this deadline in order to finish the semester. We move on to Unit 3 on Monday 11/21.
DUE UNIT TWO RAB — Post to BB and Google Drive by 11/20 Sunday 6pm.
| WEEK TWELVE
| Introduce Unit 3 Assignment: Genre Project
Study and explore the Unit 3 Assignment
Analyze Mentor Texts
| HW1 Due Wednesday 11/24 Podcast Analysis
HW2 Due Saturday 11/27 Project Proposal
HW3 Due Monday 11/29 12noon Photo Essay Analysis — Assign Love and Black Lives
- Unit 3 Class Presentations continued
- Revision workshop
- Unit 3 Class Presentations continued
- Writing Celebration
- Portfolio Due and Reflection