ENG1101 OL22 Composition 1

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Homework for Wednesday, May 12

Hi Everybody,

Thank you for sharing your freewrites today! I think everybody is on track to complete a draft of the Final Reflection Essay in good order. The homework for Wednesday is also meant to help you build a solid first draft of the Final Reflection Essay.

 

A few of you asked about my office hours. Details and Zoom info is posted on the right column of the site =====================>>>>>>>>

Wed and Thurs from 1-2. Email me if those times don’t work.

 

 

Homework:

Step 1–Find two quotes from your own writing this semester that make you proud (good writing). Then, find two quotes from your own writing that do not make you proud (bad writing). [Some selected sources: IH, AB, Coffeehouse posts, quiz, notes]

Step 2—Copy and paste these quotes into a new document (Word or Google Docs). Or, you can just add it to the freewrites that we worked on today.

Step 3—Under each quote, write three sentences (at least) that explain why you selected it.

Step 4—reflect on these explanations and write three sentences (at least) about your writing style.

***Come prepared to read one of your quotes and the explanation.

 

Best wishes,

Prof. Scanlan

 

 

Homework for Monday, May 10

NOTE: SORRY, I HAD TO CANCEL TODAY’S OFFICE HOURS DUE TO A MEETING CONFLICT!–Email any questions.

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Hi Class,

Thank you so much for attending the conferences. I hope that you found them helpful. If you were not able to attend your session, please send me an email, and we can set one up. And there’s always my office hours.

 

For Monday:

  1. Read the Unit 3 instructions carefully (Assignments menu tab)
  2. 20-minute freewriting session: Select between 2-4 questions from the Unit 3 Reflection Essay instructions that speak to you and what you have learned this semester. Then freewrite about these questions for a single 20-minute session. Try to spend several minutes on each question. Come to class on Monday prepared to read your freewrite. You may edit your freewrite as this will be direct fuel for the Reflection Essay.
  3. 5-minute freewriting session: Read the writing/revision quotes below and select your favorite one or two. Then freewrite on the quote(s) for 5 minutes. The result of this freewrite might be very useful for your Reflection Essay. In fact, I think it is a great idea to use a quote in your Reflection Essay. It might by helpful in either the intro or the conclusion. Be prepared to read your freewrite on Monday. Please edit or revise the freewrite as you see fit.
  4. OPTIONAL: If you want to get a head start revising your Intellectual Home essay (Unit 1) or your Annotated Bibliography (Unit 2), then you should look at the Revision Documentation Guides in the Readings menu tab. We will examine them on Monday.

 

Quotes on writing and revising:

1–Learn to enjoy this tidying process. I don’t like to write; I like to have written. But I love to rewrite. I especially like to cut: to press the DELETE key and see an unnecessary word or phrase or sentence vanish into the electricity. I like to replace a humdrum word with one that has more precision or color. I like to strengthen the transition between one sentence and another. I like to rephrase a drab sentence to give it a more pleasing rhythm or a more graceful musical line. With every small refinement I feel that I’m coming nearer to where I would like to arrive, and when I finally get there I know it was the rewriting, not the writing, that won the game.

William Zinsser

 

The first draft is black and white. Editing gives the story color.

Emma Hill

 

 A good editor doesn’t rewrite words, she rewires synapses.

–S. Kelley Harrell

 

Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.

–Patricia Fuller

 

 There’s no page of prose in existence that its author can’t improve after it’s been in a drawer for a week. The same is true on the macro level – every time I finish a story or a book, I try to put it away and forget it for as long as I can. When I return, its problems are often so obvious and easy to fix that I’m amazed I ever struggled with them.

Charles Finch

 

“I’ve found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the living shit out of it.”

Don Roff

 

“Nothing is ever so good that it can’t stand a little revision, and nothing is ever so impossible and broken down that a try at fixing it is out of the question.”

Rebecca Solnit

 

 

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

Homework for Monday and Wednesday of next week (May 3 and 5)

Hi Class,

Note: the final quiz is due by 12:30 today (April 28).

Below please find the schedule for our one-on-one conferences (worth 10 participation points). Please bring  a draft of the Final Reflection Essay to your conference so we can discuss it (the instructions for this essay are in the Assignments menu tab–UNIT 3). Also, bring any questions from the Intellectual Home essay and/or the Annotated Bibliography. You do not have to turn your camera on if you don’t want to–but it would be great to see you!

Please be on time!

 

 

Monday, May 3 Wednesday, May 5
10:00   Nate Bailey 10:00  Elijah Heredia
10:10  Raleek Brown 10:10  Aliyah Latif
10:20  Kai Campbell 10:20  Kevin Liu
10:30  Kelly Castro 10:30  Dawson Lockhart
10:40  Morris Chera 10:40  Selena McIntosh
10:50  Asef Choudhury 10:50  Kevon Ramphaul
11:00  Rachael Cosbert 11:00  David Rodriguez
11:10  Derrick Felder 11:10  Jose Taveras
11:20  Jannatul Ferdaus 11:20  Zarrina Ubaiduloeva
11:30  Giorgi Goletiani 11:30  Amira Webbert

 

Homework for Wednesday, April 28

Hi Class,

 

Homework:

Read “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid (Readings menu tab). Then review the components of the academic summary, sentence types (see Notepad for April 19 and 21 or Readings menu tab), and the new handout on conditional sentences (Readings menu tab). Final Quiz  will take place during class on Wednesday.

 

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

Homework for Monday, April 26

Hi Class,

 

Here’s the homework for Monday:

Homework: Read the two articles on our homepage just below this post (The article on time management and the the article on languishing), then write Coffeehouse #5. Total word count for this coffeehouse is at least 200 words.  The 200 words should be broken down along these lines: a 100 word summary of the time management article;  100 words on ways that you want to improve your time management as we move toward the end of the semester. Post to Category Coffeehouse #5 by 10am on Monday.

 

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

Homework for Wednesday, April 21

Hi Class,

New Note: Here are two articles related to Time Management that we will cover on Wednesday:

1—https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/time-management-tips-online-students/

 

2—https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mind/covid-mental-health-languishing.html?searchResultPosition=1

 

 

For Wednesday: Complete the two paragraph puzzles on our shared Google Doc–Look for HOMEWORK 1 AND 2. You can find it in Notepad or here:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vu0Yi4QTzKKN59AHuSh7E4gkAXED1AOgv7ExF-SiMbE/edit

 

Come prepared to discuss your answers.

 

 

NOTE: THE FINAL QUIZ WILL BE NEXT WEDNESDAY–OVER READINGS AND REVISION TECHNIQUES

 

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

Homework for Monday, April 19 — Reflective Annotated Bibliography Due

Hi Class,

The Final Draft of the Reflective Annotated Bibliography is due Monday by 10am via Blackboard. Please attach a file (do not paste into the dialogue box). If you have any questions about instructions, please visit the Assignments menu tab and the Notepad menu tab.

 

I’ve had to cancel today’s office hours. Please email any questions. I will hold office hours on Thursday from 1-2.

 

Best wishes,

Prof. Scanlan

Homework for Wednesday, April 14

**UPDATE on Literary Arts Festival: The Zoom is currently full, but you can still watch  on YouTube Live: 

YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTUZlaIbWo

 

 

Hi Class,

Sorry to get this posted so late!

HOMEWORK:

For Wednesday, let’s slow down the final turn-in date for the Reflective Annotated Bibliography.

Originally, I had written in the schedule that the entire thing would be due tomorrow (4/14).

Now, I would like to review conclusions on Wednesday (see the Category: Draft of Conclusion).

DUE WEDNESDAY: 100-200-WORD DRAFT OF ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY CONCLUSION. PLEASE POST TO CATEGORY: DRAFT OF CONCLUSION A.B. (in the Annotated Bibliography dropdown)

Therefore, the new due date for the Final Draft of the complete Reflective Annotated Bibliography is Monday, April 19th by 10am. Via Blackboard.

 

Best,

Prof. Scanlan

Revised Due Dates and Homework for Monday, April 12 + Extra Credit

Extra Credit: Attend the City Tech Literary Arts Festival and Write a 100-word reflection on your favorite part of the event. Worth 10 homework points. Post the 100 words reflection in the Favorites category.

Register for the Zoom event here:

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/literaryartsfestival/2021/04/06/city-techs-40th-annual-laf-with-staceyann-chin/

 

More information can be found here:

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/literaryartsfestival/

 


 

 

Hi Class,

 

It looks like everybody is having trouble with the annotations, so I’ve revised the due dates.

*The three annotations (posted to OpenLab) are due Monday, April 12 by class time. 30 HOMEWORK POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR COMPLETING A DRAFT OF ALL THREE ANNOTATIONS–THE ANNOTATIONS SHOULD BE LABLED AND NUMBERED. TO GET ALL TEN POINTS FOR EACH ANNOTATION, STUDENTS MUST INCLUDE ALL SIX PIECES OF INFORMATION (see below to review the six pieces of information).

*The conclusion will be due next Wednesday, the 14th.

 

The outlines below should help. Also, please refer to today’s Notepad for the examples.

 

 

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Here’s a simple outline of the Reflective Annotated Bibliography:

Intro

Annotation 1

Annotation 2

Annotation 3

Conclusion

 

 

BELOW IS AN EXPANDED OUTLINE OF THE REFLECTIVE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

[NOTE:***Each source must be a different genre. This means you cannot use three YouTube videos or three peer reviewed journal articles]

[NOTE: ***Please label and number each part of your Reflective Annotated Bibliography]

 

Introduction: 300 words minimum

This is the place to introduce your question, why this question intrigues you, some basic information on the topic and question, and what you expect to find in your research.

 

Annotation 1: 400 words minimum [each annotation must include the following six pieces of information]

1-MLA citation of the source

2-Summary——4-part academic summary

1–author’s thesis–include the name, title, source (date)

2–more specific thesis–how they arrive at ideas/thesis

3–examples and methods

4–author’s conclusion

3-Opinion: student’s opinion of the source

4-a brief Rhetorical Analysis: (1) an evaluation of the author’s credentials, (2) writing style, and (3) purpose, and (4) why you think the author is credible or not. Each of these four can be as short as one sentence.

5-Genre Question. What genre is this source? Is this genre a good choice for this information?

6-Key Quote from the source and a brief evaluation

 

Annotation 2: 400 words minimum [each annotation must include the following six pieces of information]

1-MLA citation of the source

2-Summary——4-part academic summary

1–author’s thesis–include the name, title, source (date)

2–more specific thesis–how they arrive at ideas/thesis

3–examples and methods

4–author’s conclusion

3-Opinion: student’s opinion of the source

4-a brief Rhetorical Analysis: (1) an evaluation of the author’s credentials, (2) writing style, and (3) purpose, and (4) why you think the author is credible or not. Each of these four can be as short as one sentence.

5-Genre Question. What genre is this source? Is this genre a good choice for this information?

6-Key Quote from the source and a brief evaluation

 

Annotation 3: 400 words minimum [each annotation must include the following six pieces of information]

1-MLA citation of the source

2-Summary——4-part academic summary

1–author’s thesis–include the name, title, source (date)

2–more specific thesis–how they arrive at ideas/thesis

3–examples and methods

4–author’s conclusion

3-Opinion: student’s opinion of the source

4-a brief Rhetorical Analysis: (1) an evaluation of the author’s credentials, (2) writing style, and (3) purpose, and (4) why you think the author is credible or not. Each of these four can be as short as one sentence.

5-Genre Question. What genre is this source? Is this genre a good choice for this information?

6-Key Quote from the source and a brief evaluation

 

Conclusion: 400 words minimum:

Summarize what you found, and explain what surprised you and how your thinking on your question deepened or changed. You should also explain why you think what you learned is important, and who you think should hear about it.

 

Total: 1,900 words minimum.

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