Prof. Chandra Young’s Profile

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Prof. Chandra Young
Title
Adjunct Asst. Prof.
Department
English
Office Location
N529
Academic interests

Developmental Reading, Academic Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, expository writing

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My Courses

ENG1101 Writing is the voice that expresses the Essence of Who You are

ENG1101 Writing is the voice that expresses the Essence of Who You are

Effective essay writing and basic research techniques are essential tools for every college student. English 1101 is a composition course where you will develop writing, library and research skills by completing demanding readings for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing. Throughout the course, we will read about 7-8 essays together, and you additionally read 7-8 more articles for your research project. It is important that you do all of the reading on time in order to participate in class discussions and activities. You will also be expected to annotate (take notes) for every essay you read. If you prefer not to write in your book, you may photocopy the essay and/or use Post-its. Highlight main points, write questions in margins, circle unfamiliar words, and write the author’s thesis in your own words at the end (or start) of each essay. Prerequisites: CUNY certification in reading and writing. It is expected that, at a minimum, students in ENG1101 will: * Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument’s major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence. * Write clearly and coherently in varied, academic formats (such as formal essays, research papers, and reports) using standard English and appropriate technology to critique and improve one’s own and others’ texts. * Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources. * Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences, and media. * Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation. * Show competency in various modes of and analyzing, including narration & description, comparison & contrast, cause & effect, argument & persuasion. * Develop a personal and individual voice as a writer

ENG 092W

ENG 092W

This writing course is designed to strengthen the student’s skills as a writer by dissecting writings and readings, analyzing and composing essays, including outline, revision and proofreading. We will address all the skills required to successfully complete the CATW writing assessment examination, as well as expose students to the fundamental principles of expository writing such as development and organization, grammar and mechanics, vocabulary and precision of language that emphasize essay unity and clarity. Approximately 5-9 compositions are required, including practice CATW essay questions. Students will demonstrate the ability to present informed perspectives, articulate and support complex ideas, investigate and critique arguments and sustain focused and coherent discussions.

ENG092R

ENG092R

ENG 092R is the upper-level course in reading and critical thinking skills focusing on improving reading comprehension to meet the demands of college level reading requirements. We will be reviewing vocabulary in context, main ideas, supporting details, various patterns of organization, making logical inferences, demonstrating reading comprehension in writing, and drawing reasonable conclusions. We will also work on effective strategies for approaching readings from across the curriculum, assignments, and other helpful study skills. In this Fall 2014 Course, we will be approaching the above through partnership in a Learning Community with Professor Mundeke in the African American Studies Department. Hence, we will explore vocabulary development, identification of context clues, develop critical thinking skills and extracting main ideas (stated and implied) as well inferred meaning from critical reading and analysis of stories with such themes as gender inequality, social acceptance, social justice, crime and punishment, moral lessons, cultural bias and societal values contained in African Folklore..

My Projects

First Year Writing @ City Tech

First Year Writing @ City Tech

FYW@City Tech is a program and a digital forum for sharing curricular and pedagogical resources related to teaching and learning about writing at City Tech. The First Year Writing Program @ City Tech (FYW@City Tech) offers professional and curricular support for faculty teaching First Year Writing Courses (ENG1101 and ENG1121) at the college. As a repository of materials related to best practices in teaching writing, the FYW@City Tech Web site is a place where FYW instructors and faculty across the college can learn more about teaching writing and archive their unique disciplinary resources related to teaching writing at a college of technology.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

OpenLab Help!

OpenLab Help!

This project is available for all OpenLab members to join to discuss working and collaborating on the OpenLab. Have a question about how to set up a Course, Project, Club, or Site? Not sure about how to change a theme or use a widget on your Site? Ask it here! Image credit: Mike Scullen

Developmental Writing Resource Archive

Developmental Writing Resource Archive

This is an electronic archive of course readings, CATW articles, and other Developmental Writing resources. Click on “Project Site” to view the full archive (on the right)

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities

Learning Communities Blog

My Clubs

Spoons Across America Club

Spoons Across America Club

Spoons Across America Club is dedicated to helping spread culinary knowledge. Spreading that knowledge to our friends, families, students and children. We want to continue Spoons Across Americas mission of influencing healthy eating habits for children. Celebrating the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table. Helping spread that mission we focus on fundraising and providing Volunteers for the Non-Profit organization to support our mission.