Weekly Schedule

Updated September 23rd, 2013


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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