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Steven Bear
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Lecturer
Department
English
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N503
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My Courses

ENG1101COD100, SP2020

ENG1101COD100, SP2020

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. The “Co” in English 1101Co stands for corequisite, and means that alongside English 1101 we dedicate time to strengthening reading and writing. We will focus on establishing vocabulary and critical reading skills, scaffolded approaches to writing assignments, correct grammar and punctuation, and positive habits for collegiate success, including note taking and study skills. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite of 46-55 on the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing, and/or 46-54 on the ACCUPLACER Reading Test; grade of ‘S’ in 090W without writing proficiency and/or grade of ‘S’ in 090R without reading proficiency; 50-64 CUNY Proficiency Index.

ENG1121 SP2020

ENG1121 SP2020

ENG1121 is a first year writing, literature-based composition course.

ENG1121D445SP2020

ENG1121D445SP2020

ENG1121 is a first year writing, literature-based composition course.

ENG 092W

ENG 092W

This writing course is designed to strengthen the student’s skills as a writer by dissecting writings and readings, analyzing and composing essays, including outline, revision and proofreading. We will address all the skills required to successfully complete the CATW writing assessment examination, as well as expose students to the fundamental principles of expository writing such as development and organization, grammar and mechanics, vocabulary and precision of language that emphasize essay unity and clarity. Approximately 5-9 compositions are required, including practice CATW essay questions. Students will demonstrate the ability to present informed perspectives, articulate and support complex ideas, investigate and critique arguments and sustain focused and coherent discussions.

Composition and Equilibrium: Engineering Your Way Through an Essay

Composition and Equilibrium: Engineering Your Way Through an Essay

Do you plan on pursuing a career in Construction Management or Engineering Technology? Communication will be critical to your success. In our learning community you will apply a common procedure to design, analyze and communicate your ideas.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

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)

Developmental Writing Resource Archive

Developmental Writing Resource Archive

This is an electronic archive of course readings, CATW articles, and other Developmental Writing resources. Click on “Project Site” to view the full archive (on the right)

ENG 1101 Co-Req Professional Development

ENG 1101 Co-Req Professional Development

This project is for faculty participating in professional development for the ENG 1101-CO course at City Tech.

English Department

English Department

Online space for faculty members of the English Department to collaborate, share resources, have conversations, and archive departmental materials. *Avatar Photo Credit: magnetic fridge poetry, Steve Johnson, July 3, 2007: https://flic.kr/p/86hhuk

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