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Patrick Corbett
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Professional and Technical Writing
Office Location
Namm #520
Academic interests

21st century literacies, usability and ethnography, technical and professional communication

Bio

Patrick joined the City Tech English Department in 2013. He had worked previously in diverse fields including textile manufacturing, information technology, healthcare policy research, and motion picture development before becoming a teacher and scholar of writing. Patrick’s research focuses on the unseen activities and cultural dimensions found in the use of communications technologies.

Work Phone
718-260-5429
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My Courses

ENG 1101-LC65 (Psychology + Writing), Fall 2019

ENG 1101-LC65 (Psychology + Writing), Fall 2019

English 1101 – Psychology + Writing: Discovering Your Best Self invites you to join us on a journey of discovering your best self through psychology and writing. Learn how we are all shaped by biological, social, and cultural forces. Practice shaping your identity as a consumer and producer of knowledge and make your mark as a member of the City Tech community. Connect, coexist, and learn what it means to be a global citizen from each other in our language- and communication-based world.

ENG 2757 – Technical Writing, Summer 2019

ENG 2757 – Technical Writing, Summer 2019

English 2575, Technical Writing, will provide you with the opportunity to improve your ability to compose documents based on technical information through applied study and critique. You will develop the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to compose these documents under constraints typically found in the workplace. You will be evaluated throughout the process of researching, organizing, writing, revising, and presenting your documents. In this course, you will begin to develop the concepts and language necessary to approach document design problems from a technical writing perspective. The use of visual aids and graphic illustrations is introduced, along with audience analysis, problem-solving, and an awareness of the role that technical writing plays in project development. Types of technical genres that you will analyze or compose may include, but will not limited to: summarizations, definitions, processes, visualizations, researched texts, oral presentations, and informal documents.

ENG 2775 (HD98) — Summer 2017

ENG 2775 (HD98) — Summer 2017

Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 1121 (Equivalent to old course ENG 3773)

ENG 1101 — LC53 — YASSS…..A Course as Bold as You!, Spring 2019

ENG 1101 — LC53 — YASSS…..A Course as Bold as You!, Spring 2019

We invite you to join us on a journey of discovering your dopest self through psychology and writing. In this course, you will learn how to examine, articulate, and shape your identity as a consumer and producer of knowledge by exercising psychological and rhetorical principles. You will develop a framework for understanding thoughts, feelings, actions, and communication as they are shaped by biological, social, and cultural forces. By the end of this learning community, you will understand how and why it is essential to connect, coexist, and learn from bold other selves who are different than you in our language-using, communication-based world. Oh, and you will learn to slay as you do it.

ENG1101–English Composition 1, Fall 2018

ENG1101–English Composition 1, Fall 2018

This is a course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques, including use of the library. Demanding readings are assigned for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

Living Lab General Education Seminar

Living Lab General Education Seminar

This is a collaborative space for use by Living Laboratory General Education Seminar participants. This seminar will concentrate on incorporating the general education outcome of Information Literacies into our courses focusing on Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning, open pedagogy and assessment practices.

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.

CUNY Service Corps

CUNY Service Corps

The CUNY Service Corps will mobilize CUNY students, faculty and staff to work on projects that improve the short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities. The program’s goals are three-fold: for students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earning a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit; for faculty members and staff, through their work with students in the program, to have additional opportunities to apply their expertise to addressing many of the city’s key challenges; and for residents, communities, and project sponsors to realize concrete benefits as a result of CUNY Service Corps projects.

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