Jennifer Sears’s Profile

Faculty
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Jennifer Sears
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 503
Bio

Jennifer Sears writes fiction and non-fiction. She won a 2018 Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and a 2018 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her work appears in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Series, Guernica, Witness, Fiction International, Scoundrel Time, and the New York Public Library’s “Simply E,” the Journal for the Center of Mennonite Writing and other publications. She has been a cowriter and coeditor for the Companion for the First Year at City Tech since its first edition.

She teaches first year composition, creative writing, and developmental writing in the English Department. She is a Faculty Leader for the First Year Learning Communities and has taught Learning Communities courses for many years.

Work Phone
718-260-5783
Email address

My Courses

ENG1141CreativeWritingSP2019

ENG1141CreativeWritingSP2019

This introductory course in creative writing includes exercises to identify and engage your creative voice, discussions of craft and technique, readings aimed to build critical reading and workshopping skills, and discussion of language and style.

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking; introductory research methods; and strategies for constructing effective college level essays. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with MAT 0630 to explore the problem of procrastination and form plans for battling this common challenge.

ENG 1101-LC58 English Comp 1 Fall 2016

ENG 1101-LC58 English Comp 1 Fall 2016

This course introduces academic reading and college essay writing skills. Our Learning Communities material is themed Emotions 101: Learning to Navigate the Challenges of College and Life will offer readings, writing assignments, and a shared movie, enabling students to identify stresses in their own lives, recognize stresses they share with other students entering college, and collaboratively develop effective coping skills to address them.

Brain on the Page-Fall 2017

Brain on the Page-Fall 2017

This combined ENG92W and ENG 1101 course aims to simplify the process of translating ideas and thoughts from your brain to the page. Through critical readings, analysis of visual materials, research, and self-exploration, you will gain basic writing tools and gain confidence in recognizing your unique ideas and develop methods to convey them. This class is a First Year Learning Community. (Header Image: “Brain Page 368” by Sue Clark; taken from “The Home and School Reference Work, Volume I” 1917. Public Domain/Flickr Creative Commons.)

ENG1101-LC34: Emotions 101 Spring 2018

ENG1101-LC34: Emotions 101 Spring 2018

This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking along with skills integral to constructing and documenting a college-level essay. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with Psychology 1101 to explore the emotional impact of the first year college transition and consider ways to identify and deal with new stressors.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Literary Arts Festival

Literary Arts Festival

Each year, the English Department at New York City College of Technology organizes the Literary Arts Festival. This event highlights the work of students, staff, and faculty, as well as accomplished writers outside of the City Tech community. There is also a writing competition that awards prizes to students in a variety of writing categories, as well as to faculty and staff in their own category.

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

My Clubs

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.