Jennifer Sears’s Profile

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

Jennifer Sears-Pigliucci teaches first year composition, creative writing, and developmental writing in the English Department and has taught Learning Communities courses for many years. She also writes fiction and creative non-fiction. For information on her teaching and scholarly activity, please visit:
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/jsears-portfolio/

Work Phone
718-260-5783
Email address

My Courses

ENG1141 Sears SP2022

ENG1141 Sears SP2022

This introductory course aims to engage and help you develop your creative voice through discussions of craft and technique, readings aimed to build critical reading and workshopping skills, writing exercises, and discussion of language and style.

Sears-ENG 1141: Introduction to Creative Writing (Course Readings and Materials)

Sears-ENG 1141: Introduction to Creative Writing (Course Readings and Materials)

This site contains readings and materials for Professor Sears’ ENG 1141 Introduction to Creative Writing course.

ENG1101 LC09 Fall 2020

ENG1101 LC09 Fall 2020

This is Professor Jennifer Sears’ online Fall 2020 ENG 1101 course. Students joining this site should make sure this is the correct section: ENG1101-LCO9. See you online soon!

ENG1101 OL74 Fall 2020

ENG1101 OL74 Fall 2020

This is Professor Jennifer Sears’ online Fall 2020 ENG 1101 course. Students joining this site should make sure this is the correct section: ENG1101-074. See you online soon!

ENG1141 Creative Writing, FA2020

ENG1141 Creative Writing, FA2020

All writing is creative, including the writing you do for school, internet posts to social media, and text/email messages. Where there was a blank page–virtual or otherwise–and you fill it with your words, you have, in fact, drawn on your intellectual resources to create patterns of meaning with those words. “Creative writing,” however, generally refers to poetry, fiction, drama, and some forms of non-fiction–memoirs and narratives that use the techniques of story-telling. We will focus on understanding how form and meaning work together and on understanding the types and complexities of each genre–notably, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and cross-genres–so each student can begin to develop their unique, individual voice.

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.

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.

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

This is a private working group of the English department and its standing committee for exploring new curriculum and degree possibilities. Avatar Image Credit: Okefenokee Swamp (Jill Belli, personal photo)

The Buzz

The Buzz

Welcome to The Buzz, a project by your student community team. The Buzz is a student blogging site dedicated to all things CityTech–from how to handle the pressures of school, to what movies to see. At least one of our student writers will post something every weekday, so check back often to join the discussion! And be sure to join the project to get regular updates!

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.