Weekly Schedule

Updated September 23rd, 2013

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

ENG 1101, Fall 2013

Professor Sean Scanlan (NYCCT) 

Please bring this schedule to each class as assignments and due dates may change.

Week 1: Introduction and Education

Aug 29, t     Discussion of course, syllabus, and texts; Introductions HW: Read: Isaac Asimov essay; Journal 1

Week 2: Education and Reading

Sept 3, t¬†¬†¬†¬† Due: Journal 1. Discuss Asimov essay. Computer Orientation–OpenLab; and in-class writing; HW: read¬† Scibona, Journal 2: one-page on Scibona

Sept 5, r     College Closed

 

Week 3: Education and Intellectual Homes

Sept 10, t     Due: Journal 2. Freewrite; Education Essay 1 explained-Rhetorical Success. Discuss readings; HW: read Gardner and Wallis/Steptoe essays.

Sept 12, r     Freewrite. Discuss elements and essay format. Read essays by Esmeralda Santiago, Bilal Rahmani, Colin Powell, and Alfred Lubrano; prepare for Quiz 1

Week 4: Home and New York

Sept 17, t ¬† ¬†¬†Due: Quiz 1–in class, over readings.¬†Freewrite. Discuss revision and editing (quotations). HW: work on¬† revising and editing Essay 1.

Sept 19, r¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Due: Draft of Essay 1‚ÄĒpeer review workshop.¬†Freewrite.

Week 5: Home and Form: Sentences and Paragraphs

Sept 24, t      Due: Final Draft of Essay 1. HW: Read Whitehead and White; ways of seeing and writing

Sept 26, r     Discuss the city and how we read the city, HW: read Hughes, Ellison, and Frazier; write Journal 3 on subways experiences and writing strategies

Week 6: Narrating Physical and Moral Homes and NYC

Oct 1, t       Due: Journal 3. Discuss Essay 2: narrating physical and moral views (facts and feelings) of NYC; Discuss readings. HW: read Roiphe, Quindlen, and George in Dwell, and write draft of Essay 2

Oct 3, r¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†Due: Draft of Essay 2 for peer review; discuss readings; revision techniques and quotations. HW:¬†Finish Essay 2‚ÄĒdue next Tuesday

Week 7: Writing a Comparison Essay

Oct 8, t       Due: Final Draft of Essay 2. Freewrite. Discuss ways of seeing and narrating the city; HW: read José  Parlá in Dwell, and write Journal 4

Oct 10, r     Due: Journal 4. Freewrite; Describing the city and art. Homework: read Joseph Anastasio Freewrite; Discuss photography and viewing the city: read Abbott, Hine, and Nooney

 

Week 8: Writing a Comparison Essay

Oct 15, t     Freewrite; Discuss photography and reading images, HW: read Koolhaas and Reynolds, write Essay 3

Oct 17, r     Due: Draft of Essay 3 for Peer Review, prepare for Midterm Exam

Week 9: Structure: Revision and Techniques of Good Writing

Oct 22, t      In Class: Midterm Exam

Oct 24, r     Due: Final Draft of Essay 3. Begin Essay 4: Radical revision; HW: tba

Week 10: Revision Techniques

Oct 29, t      Discuss sentences and paragraphs; library questions; HW: tba

Oct 31, r       Library Research Session; Discuss revisions: HW: tba

Week 11: Revision Techniques

Nov 5, t       Discussion: what is good writing? And how to revise; HW: tba

Nov 7, r       Discuss Essay 4 and revising; HW: revise and edit Essay 4

Week 12: Beginning the Research Essay

Nov 12, t     Due: Draft of Essay 4 for Peer Review, HW: Final Draft of Essay 4

Nov 14, r     Due: Final Draft of Essay 4. Introduce Research topic for Essay 5; HW: write Journal 5

Week 13: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Nov 19, t     Due: Journal 5. Freewrite; Citations and Works Cited page discussion; HW: assign Journal 4; read Shorto, Whitman, Poole, and Mark Naison in Dwell

Nov 21, r¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Discuss Portfolios. HW: prep for Quiz 2‚ÄĒover readings and citations

Week 14: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Nov 26, t     Due: Quiz 2. Discuss Portfolio;  research methods: HW: read Lopate, Egan, and Deak in Dwell.

Nov 28, r ¬†¬†¬†¬†School Closed–Thanksgiving

Week 15: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Dec 3, t      Due: Portfolios, Discuss readings and writing strategies

Dec 5, r      Due: Draft of Essay 5 for Peer Review

Week 16: Putting It All Together and Final Exam

Dec 10, t     Question and answer about Essay 5

Dec 12, R    Due: Essay 5 (Annotated Bib + Essay) Due in class

Week 17: Final Exam

Dec 17, t     Final Exam Day 1

Dec 19, r¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Final Exam Day 2‚ÄĒlast class of the semester

 

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