For Units 1 and 2:

Laura Carroll theory essay: Backpacks vs. Briefcases

Teaching Rhetorical Analysis by Nelson Graff

Herrigel: Zen in the Art of Archery

James Baldwin, Essay: “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?”

UNIT 2 Genre

On Revision:

Donald Murray: Internal Revision: A Process of Discovery

John Swales: The Concept of Discourse Community

For Unit 3:

Driscoll: Introduction to Primary Research

Cynthia Haller: Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources

Discussion and Debate:

Video of Historic Debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, Jr. 1965 at Cambridge University

Gabrielle Bellot Article on Baldwin-Buckly Debate


For Units 1 and 2:

Reflection One: GeneralCUNY UNIT 1 Main Reflection Spring 2019

Reflection Two: Fear and WritingCUNY 1121 Fear ReFlection



Malcolm X: “Learning to Read”

Cisneros: “Only_Daughter”


Checking Facts: PSA