SSchmerler’s Profile

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SSchmerler
Title
Adjunct
Department
English
Office
Office Hours Thurs 1:30–2:30PM 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.

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English Dept. 718/260-5392
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My Courses

COMD1127 Type & Media, FA2018

COMD1127 Type & Media, FA2018

“The Shape of Language” This is a foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a range of industry related applications from print to interactive. Students will be introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students will learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system. This class is also part of a learning community focused an engaging and lively exploration that unites the structure of words and the meanings behind them. Students investigate the historic evolution of the written word and the nuanced details that have come to form the basis for excellence in typographic design. This course collaboration inspires students to find the right words to express their thoughts and communicate them with clarity and beauty. Faculty: Sarah Schmerler (ENG1101) & M. Genevieve Hitchings (COMD1127)

ENG 1101 LC31 Fall 2018

ENG 1101 LC31 Fall 2018

We think differently about writing than most. We generate and edit, analyze and share; and our thoughts and feelings take shape on the page in the form of written words. Paragraphs get hewed and sculpted. Ideas get carried into concrete expressions. And…blam. There we are, ready for Posterity. Let history say what it will about our toil this Freshman term. We are writers and we take our orders from a higher power: our desire to be heard and our belief in the power of communication. This class is also part of a First Year Learning Community paired with Communications Design: Typography. Its overall name is “The Shape of Language.” COM-D 1127 is a foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a range of industry related application–from print to interactive. Students are introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system. Faculty: Sarah Schmerler (ENG1101) & M. Genevieve Hitchings (COMD1127)

ENG1101 CD308 Fall 2018

ENG1101 CD308 Fall 2018

We make ideas concrete. In order to do that, we first accept that writing is a process — an act in which we will participate our whole life long. Music, art, electronics, engineering — you name it — whatever we pursue, we strive to find better ways to flow with the rules of written expression in order to achieve our dreams. We are determined to work hard in order to play well with Language. Let the games begin. What we will express this year has never been said before.

ENG1101 – C/D332, Spring 2018

ENG1101 – C/D332, Spring 2018

Do you know how to make yourself understood? How to express your thoughts and feelings — and persuade people — in the best way you possibly can? Revision, writing, more revision, more writing, and a host of mind-opening activities are what you can expect in this course. Everyone in class is a scholar in residence, a participant in the act of learning.

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

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!

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.

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. The First Year Writing Program @ City Tech (FYW@City Tech) offers professional and curricular support for faculty teaching First Year Writing Courses (ENG1101 and ENG1121) at the college. As a repository of materials related to best practices in teaching writing, the FYW@City Tech Web site is a place where FYW instructors and faculty across the college can learn more about teaching writing and archive their unique disciplinary resources related to teaching writing at a college of technology.

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!

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.

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