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jstephenson
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Writing, Fashion, and Marketing

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A writer, an avid wearer of black, a lover of life and all its madness.

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My Courses

ENG 2720: Writing with New Media

ENG 2720: Writing with New Media

An exploration of the changing nature of composition practices and rhetorical strategies in the digital age. Students are introduced to a variety of digital writing platforms that expand communicative practices beyond print-based media. Taking advantage of the visual and interactive properties of computer-mediated communication, students consider the ways in which composition practices and rhetorical strategies are transformed in digital environments.

ENG1133 D502 Specialized Communications for Technology Students, SP2017

ENG1133 D502 Specialized Communications for Technology Students, SP2017

Capable engineers and technologists are a dime-a-dozen. This class’ purpose is to offer you an opportunity to distinguish yourself among many otherwise qualified individuals by improving essential communication skills. Students will build job application portfolios, improve writing in a variety of formats for different audiences, research something important to their careers so as to have an important writing sample, and practice professional oral presentation skills based on research. This class is difficult in ways different than major-specific classes, but it is the challenge afforded by the intensive projects and weekly in-class writing assignments that develop your communications skills over time. Simply put, students who apply themselves to the class throughout the semester will develop ways of thinking and expressing that will place them above many of their peers in a competitive job market.

Introduction to Language and Technology

Introduction to Language and Technology

An introduction to the relationship between language and technology by reviewing the history of various technologies of the world, including writing, printing, and digital media. The course explores the history of rhetoric and its relationship to traditional, print-based technologies, as well as new forms and meanings of digital literacy.

ENG 1133 | Specialized Communication For Technology Students | Spring 2016

ENG 1133 | Specialized Communication For Technology Students | Spring 2016

“Academic as well as occupational writing such as lab reports and bids, emphasis on the documented report, summarizing material and writing letters. Written presentations frequently utilize visual aids such as graphics, maps and charts.”

ENG3760 Digital Storytelling, SP2016

ENG3760 Digital Storytelling, SP2016

In our “Digital Storytelling” class, we will define what we mean by “digital storytelling,” learn terminology for understanding digital storytelling, create digital storytelling deliverables individually and collaborative, and develop your professional and technical writing portfolios with curated examples of your work. More specifically, you will: • Explore what theories and strategies of digital storytelling; • Create digital storytelling artifacts using a range of new media technologies; • Tell fictional and nonfictional stories through engaging multimodal artifacts and interactive new media; • Develop literacies for engaging, deciphering, evaluating, and creating digital storytelling artifacts; • Collaborate, cooperate, and share your digital storytelling artifacts within a supportive discourse community; • Build heuristics to enable your dynamic transition to learning other digital storytelling technologies as they emerge; and • Integrate the composition process into your digital storytelling practices (drafting, revising, and reflection).

My Projects

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.

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.

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!

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

DURA

DURA

The Solar Decathlon at City Tech This website is devoted to people in the City Tech community wanting to develop the Solar Decathlon entry in 2015.

My Clubs

The PTW Writers

The PTW Writers

The page dedicated to the newly forming PTW club at NYCCT