Weekly Schedule

Updated September 2, 2014



ENG 1101 (section D392), Fall 2014

Professor Sean Scanlan (NYCCT) 


Please refer to this schedule often as assignments and due dates may change.


Week 1: Introduction and Education

Sept 3, w ¬† ¬† Discussion of course, syllabus, and texts; HW for Mon: First: Orientation Scavenger Hunt Handout, Second: Journal 1 (200 word (typed) Summary of Course Policy‚Äďuse Journal Template)


Week 2: Education and Intellectual Homes

Sept 8, m¬† ¬† ¬†Due: Journal 1. Discuss Scavenger Hunt Handout and Journal 1 and favorite/reading habits. Orientation‚ÄďOpenLab; freewriting: in-class writing, read Asimov in class; HW for Wed: Read/print out Scibona and Brody; then write Journal 2: 300 word (typed)¬†on favorite reading

Sept 10, w     Due: Journal 2. Freewrite; Essay 1 explained. Discuss readings; HW for Mon: read Gardner and Wallis/Steptoe essays in Dwell.


Week 3: Intellectual Home and New York

Sept 15, m     Discuss Intellectual Home. Freewrite. Discuss elements and essay format. HW for Wed: Read essays by Santiago and Rahmani; prep for Quiz 1

Sept 17, w¬† ¬†¬†Due: Quiz 1‚Äďin class, over readings.¬†Freewrite. Discuss revision and editing (quotations). HW for Mon: read Keller, Powell, and Lubrano.


Week 4: Sentences and Paragraphs

Sept 22, m¬† ¬†¬†Due: Draft of Essay 1‚ÄĒpeer review workshop. HW for Sept 29: revise, edit, and proof Essay 1.

Sept 24, w    NO CLASS


 Week 5: The Photo Essay

Sept 29, m     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, and Nooney-write Journal 3 (300 words via OpenLab)

Oct 1, w     Due: Journal 3. Discuss readings and the role of photography in culture; reality vs. image; HW: TBA


Week 6: Describing Photos

Oct 6, m       Discuss Essay 2: narrating physical and moral views (facts and feelings) of NYC; Discuss photos & readings. HW: read Sontag (or TBA) on OpenLab; Write Journal 4 via OpenLab

Oct 8, w      Journal 4 Due; discuss readings; revision techniques and quotations. HW: Study for Quiz 2 (reading and summary)


Week 7: Writing a Comparison Essay

Oct 13, m    Columbus Day: NO CLASS   

Oct 15, w ¬†¬† Quiz 2;¬†Freewrite. Discuss ways of seeing and narrating the city; Taking Photos‚ÄĒhow to; HW: read Jos√© Parl√° in¬†Dwell


Week 8: Writing a Comparison Essay

Oct 20, m ¬† ¬† ¬†Review for Midterm Exam (critical reading, summary, and citations); Taking Photos‚ÄĒhow to; Discuss Parla; Describing the city and art. HW: read Joseph Anastasio

Oct 22, w ¬† ¬†Midterm Exam‚Äďin class


Week 9: Structure: Revision and Techniques of Good Writing

Oct 27, m      Freewrite; Discuss Anastasio, photography, and reading images, Paragraphs, conclusions, student photos; HW for Wed: write draft of Essay 2

Oct 29, w      In class peer review of Essay 2; HW: Revise and proof Essay 2


Week 10: Beginning the Research Essay

Nov 3, m ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Due: Essay 2‚ÄďElectronic Submission.¬†Possible¬†Library Research Session‚ÄĒMeet in the library: Atrium Bldg 4th

Nov 5, w¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Possible¬†Library Research Session‚ÄĒMeet in the library: Atrium Bldg 4th


Week 11: Beginning the Research Essay

Nov 10, m      TBA. HW-Read Shorto

Nov 12, w     Discuss Essay 3 and Research; Discuss Shorto. HW for Mon. Read Déak and Egan and write Journal 5


Week 12: Researching and Note taking

Nov 17, m¬†¬†¬† ¬†Due: Journal 5.¬†Freewrite; Citations and Works Cited page discussion; HW: read Whitman, Poole, and Mark Naison in¬†Dwell‚Äďand study for Quiz 3

Nov 19,w ¬† ¬†¬†Quiz 3‚Äďin class.¬†Discuss Portfolios. HW: Reading TBA and Journal 6: Topic Summary + 5 Questions


Week 13: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Nov 24, m     Due: Journal 6; Discuss Portfolio;  research methods: HW: read Lopate and Egan  in Dwell

Nov 26, w      Due: Portfolios; Discuss readings and writing strategies: HW for Mon: Write Annotated Bibliography


Week 14: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Dec 1, m    Due: Annotated Bibliography for Peer Review. Question & answer concerning Essay 3; HW for Wed: Write and revise Essay 3

Dec 3, w¬† ¬†Due: Draft of Essay 3 (Annotated Bib + Essay‚Äďat least 2 pages) Due in class


Week 15: Writing about NYC: The Research Paper

Dec 8, m      Due: Draft of Essay 3 (Annotated Bib + Essay) for Peer Review

Dec 10, w    Due: Final Draft of Essay 3


Week 16: Putting It All Together and Final Exam

Dec 15, m    Review for final exam

Dec 17, w    Final Exam


Week 17: Final Exam

Dec 22, m¬† ¬† ¬†Last Class‚ÄďDiscussion and EC




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