SSchmerler’s Profile

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SSchmerler
Title
Adjunct
Department
English
Office
Office Hours Thurs 1–2PM in Bookstore; For dropping off late assignments: Mailbox in Namm 529, and folder outside office door.
Academic interests

Cross-disciplinary communication and cooperation

Bio

Faculty at New York Academy of Art Masters Program; Columnist at Photograph Magazine; Contributing Writer to Art in America; MFA Pratt Institute.

Work Phone
English Dept. 718/260-5392
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My Courses

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

Story-telling in Interactive Fiction Games – FYLC FA2017

This First Year Learning Community includes CST 1100 (Intro to Computer Systems), CST 1102 (Problem Solving with Computer Programming), and ENG 1101 (English Composition I), and is designed to leverage all three courses to produce an Interactive Fiction game prototype and a Game Design Document. It’s all about story-telling — characters, their world, and their interactions with that world in a non-linear narrative of our own creation.

ENG 1101 LC22/CD322 Fall 2017

ENG 1101 LC22/CD322 Fall 2017

Attention Freshmen Writers: Armed with simply a pen and paper, we solve life’s complicated problems by breaking them down into simple steps. “In life there are no easy answers – or, are there?,” says our Mission Statement. “Large problems are actually workable when you break them down into simple steps. In this Learning Community (which combines English and Math), students will translate their own innate abilities into actionable tools for written communication and mathematical problem solving.” ABOUT US: We are a First Year Learning Community at CityTech (NYCCT) that unites two professors, myself (Sarah Schmerler, English Dept.) and Grazyna Niezgoda, Mathematics. I teach ENG 1101, and Prof. Niezgoda teaches Math 065. We share the same students in both our classes in an effort to build unity and communication. It’s been proven that Freshmen have better skill retention and stay with the college experience when we, the faculty, combine our forces and work together.

ENG 1101 LC32 Fall 2017

ENG 1101 LC32 Fall 2017

Persuasion is key to getting ahead in this world; but how can you make yourself heard if you can’t put your words out there in an honest, clear, and very impressive fashion? We have the answers: Hard work (what did you think?!), plus good new ways to re-frame your relationship to pen and paper, time management, and essays, essays, essays. You’ll like assignments when we’re done with this semester.

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS – FYLC Fall 2016

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS – FYLC Fall 2016

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS Learning Community Life is a series of problems to solve. Learn to embrace play: discovery, ideation and experimentation, to find imaginative solutions. This First Year Learning Community brings together Graphic Design Principles 1 and English Composition 1 to introduce Communication Design students to a creative process they can use in design, writing and life! Faculty: Sarah Schmerler (ENG1101) & Jenna Spevack (COMD1100) Image Credit: Green, Plate 13 by *Jeremy Brooks*

English 1121:: The real-time laboratory for persuasive writers and speakers

English 1121:: The real-time laboratory for persuasive writers and speakers

Strong and confident writers who are comfortable marrying content and form graduate from this course, which focuses on essay writing while building analytical-reading and critical-thinking skills.

My Projects

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

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

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

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 and site header image from Flickr user opensourceway.

My Clubs

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