Jacquelyn Blain’s Profile

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Jacquelyn Blain
Title
Adjunct Lecturer
Department
English
Office Location
N529
Academic interests

writing, film studies

Bio

I’ve been a writer and/or writing instructor my entire life, having done everything from technical manuals to entertainment reporting to a decade as a writer-producer in one-hour network TV drama. My two main fields are composition/writing and film/media studies, and I’ve taught everything from composition to research writing to screenwriting, from fiction to film studies to filmmaking to writing video games. When I’m not doing any of that, I hang out with my family, watch a lot of movies, and read a lot of books.

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My Courses

ENG2575 Technical Writing, SP2022

ENG2575 Technical Writing, SP2022

ENG 2575 is an advanced course in effective technical writing techniques, including traditional technical writing forms and World Wide Web communication. This course will have students use electronic media such as Internet, presentation, and graphics programs to communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences via written and oral presentations. Students will also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models, and practice collaborative research and presentation. Building on previous writing courses, this course will reinforce clarity of thinking and expression in effective and correct English. This is an asynchronous class — no specified meeting times.

ENG902W FYSP, SU2017

ENG902W FYSP, SU2017

A summer course focused on basic writing skills, grammar, and preparation for the CATW.

ENG1101 Comp1, FA2021

ENG1101 Comp1, FA2021

This class helps students build transferable skills and knowledge about how language is used to communicate and persuade.

ENG1121 Comp2, SP2022

ENG1121 Comp2, SP2022

This second-term composition class builds on the tools from ENG1101 and uses them to create work that’s all about our public selves and the world we live and work in.

ENG1101CO Eng Comp Coreq, FA2021

ENG1101CO Eng Comp Coreq, FA2021

English 1101Co is a writing- intensive course designed to strengthen your composition skills. Writing a variety of essays, in addition to a research paper, will help you develop skills such as building an argument, adopting your writing for different needs and situations, interpreting and responding to a text, incorporating secondary source material effectively, and mastering the mechanics of quoting, citing, and documenting sources. The poems, short stories, essays, and newspaper articles we will read together are focused on New York City and urban issues. We will be reading pieces both for their inherent literary value and also as models of composition that you may employ in your writing assignments. Reflecting on your own experiences alongside these texts will ensure active discussion regarding communities, public space, urban art forms, education, class, race, gender, crime, gentrification, and other topics of debate.

My Projects

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.

Immersive Instructional Design Workshop

Immersive Instructional Design Workshop

January immersive instructional design workshop about information literacy, discipline-specific research practices and Information Literacy (IL) skills, and accessible Instructional Design (ID) principles. The workshop will culminate in the production of an openly licensed digital learning object or short tutorial.

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The Open Road

The Open Road

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