[Please note: our library session is April 6th]


ENG 1101, Spring 2017

Professor Sean Scanlan (NYCCT) 

updated April 4, 2017


Week 1: Introduction and Education

Jan 31, t     Lab: course introduction; words, sentences, and experiences. Class: Discussion of course, syllabus, and

texts; Introductions; Homework for Thurs: Journal 1 handout; Read Alexie + notes

Feb 2, r¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Due: Journal 1; Orientation‚ÄĒOpenLab; freewriting; HW for Feb 7: Read/print Scibona, and Brody;

then write Journal 2 : 250 words on why education is important to you‚ÄĒuse format.


Week 2: Education and Intellectual Homes

Feb 7, t      Due: Journal 2. Freewrite; Essay 1 explained. Discuss readings; HW for Feb 16: read Gardner and

Wallis/Steptoe essays in Dwell and write Journal 3: 250 words (typed) on favorite article so far

Feb 9, r      Due: Journal 3. Discuss readings and intellectual home. Read Santiago and Rahmani for Feb 14.


Week 3: Home

Feb 14, t     Freewrite. Discuss elements and essay format. HW for Wed: Read essays by Clinton and Powell; prep

for Quiz 1 over readings

Feb 16, r¬†¬†¬†¬† Due: Quiz 1–in class, over readings.¬†Freewrite. Discuss revision and editing (quotations). HW: Draft of

Essay 1 due Feb 23 and read Lubrano

FEB 16: HOMEWORK FOR FEB 21: ¬†Read Rahmani, Clinton, Powell for Tuesday’s reading quiz. Write Journal 3: ¬†Summary of Rahmani: 250 words–typed.


Week 4: The Photo Essay

Feb 21, t ¬† ¬† Quiz 1 over readings‚ÄĒJournal 3 Due. discuss Essay 1. Homework: write a two-page draft of Essay 1

Feb 23, r     Due:  Draft of Essay 1. Peer review.


Week 5: Describing Photos

Feb 28, t      Due: Final Draft of Essay 1. 

Discuss how we read the city and see the city; What is a photograph?

Barthes on Studium and Punctum; HW: Read Abbott, Hine, Nooney then write Journal 4

Discuss photo terms (Barthes) and role of photography in culture; reality vs. image;

HW: read Parl√°

Mar 2, r      Due: Journal 4. Discuss Essay 2: narrating physical and moral views (facts and feelings) of NYC; Discuss photos and

More terms. HW: read Sontag selection on OpenLab; Write Journal 5


Week 6: Writing a Comparison Essay

Mar 7, t      Journal 5 Due; discuss readings; revision techniques and quotations. HW: Study for Quiz 2

Mar 9, r     Quiz 2; Freewrite. Practice reading images; Discuss ways of seeing the city; HW: read Anastasio


Week 7: Writing a Comparison Essay

Mar 14, t     Freewrite; Discuss Anastasio, photography, and reading images. HW: Journal 6

Mar 16, r     Due: Journal 6; Review for Midterm; HW-study for Midterm


Week 8: Structure: Revision and Techniques of Good Writing

Mar 21, t      Review for Midterm

Mar 23, r      Midterm Exam


Week 9: Beginning the Research Essay

Mar 28, t       Essay 2 discussion and new terms.

Mar 30, r       Essay 2 discussion and new terms.


Week 10: Beginning the Research Essay

April 4, t      Draft due of Essay 2 for peer review; conclusions and                               works cited information

April 6, r ¬† ¬†DUE: Final Draft of Essay 2–post on OpenLab by 5pm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†on this day for full credit.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION DAY! Meet in front of the                                  library on the 4th floor of the Atrium building.

New Homework: Journal 5: write a 300 word journal about your favorite place in NYC.


Week 11: Spring Break

Apr 11, t      spring break

Apr 13, t      spring break


Week 12: Spring Break

Apr 18, t      spring break

Apr 20, t      no class: classes follow a Monday schedule


Week 13: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Apr 25, t       Due: Journal 5. Introduction to the Research Essay; HW: Read Verrazzano and Shorto, write Journal 6 (5  Questions)

Apr 27, r      Due: Journal 6. Citations and Works Cited                                                 discussion; HW: read Lopate and Whitman


Week 14: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

May 2, t       Discuss Portfolio; Discuss readings;HW: read Egan

May 4, r       Due: Portfolio, Discuss readings and writing                                                   strategies; HW: study for quiz 3


Week 15: Putting It All Together and Final Exam

May 9, t      Due: Quiz 3 over readings

May 11, r    Due: Draft of Essay 3 (Annotated Bib + Essay) for Peer Review


Week 16: Final Exam

May 16, t      Due: Essay 3 (Annotated Bib + Essay) Due in class

May 18, r      Exam prep


Week 17: Finale

May 23, t     Final Exam: Extra Credit Journal 7 (tba)

May 25, t     Last class of the semester