Announcements

Congratulations on finishing your final exam! If you would like my comments on Essay 3 or your revision submission, please email me at lwestengard@citytech.cuny.edu and let me know. If I don’t hear from you, I will post the scores in Blackboard without comments.

Thanks for a great semester!


Thursday, 12/13:

  • Reading day, no classes

Tuesday, 12/18:

  • Final exam in class
  • Portfolio 3 due in class
  • Essay 3 due by 11:59 p.m. via Blackboard
  • Revision due by 11: 59 p.m. via Blackboard

Thursday, 12/20:

  • Final class meeting. Come say hi!

Portfolio #3

  1. 13th Problems
  2. Long Goodbye Problems
  3. Freewrite about 3 Problems
  4. Lynching Problems
  5. Choosing a Problem
  6. Two Lines: Solutions
  7. Proposed Solution
  8. Annotated Article: Establishing the Problem
  9. Establishing the Problem
  10. Explaining my Solution
  11. Annotated Article: Alternate Solutions
  12. Opposing Positions/Alternate Solutions list
  13. Works Cited
  14. Refutation/Concession Sentences
  15. Outline
  16. Cover Letter Draft
  17. Essay Draft

 

 

For Tuesday, 12/11:

  • Bring TWO typed copies of your complete essay (including the cover letter on the first page and the works cited page on the last)
  • Here is a sample letter you can use for formatting (use the first formatting style) Sample Letter
  • Be sure to come to class so you can get the final exam passage!

If you are using “The Long Goodbye: Mother’s Day in Federal Prison” in your essay, you can use the following citation on your works cited page (just make sure it is double spaced and uses hanging indentation):

Coyne, Amanda “The Long Good-Bye: Mother’s Day in Federal Prison,”                                  Harper’s, vol. 294, no. 1764, 1997, pp. 70-74.

If you are using The New Jim Crow in your essay, you can use the following citation for your works cited page (just make sure it is double spaced and uses hanging indentation):

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age                                     of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2012.

 


For Thursday, 12/6:

  • Review the lecture on Outlines Eng 1101
  • Decide whether you want to write a “topic” or “sentence” outline and what kind of audience you are writing to
  • Write a complete alphanumeric outline and bring it to class

Important Dates

Tuesday, 12/11:

  • Essay 3 rough draft due in class for workshop
  • Final exam review (passage distributed in class)

Thursday, 12/13:

  • Reading day, no classes

Tuesday, 12/18:

  • Final exam in class
  • Portfolio 3 due in class
  • Essay 3 due by 11:59 p.m. via Blackboard
  • Revision due by 11: 59 p.m. via Blackboard

Thursday, 12/20:

  • Final class meeting. Come say hi!

For Tuesday, December 4 you should catch up on all of your missing/incomplete work from this unit. The items we have completed so far are as follows:

  1. 13th Problems
  2. Long Goodbye Problems
  3. Freewrite about 3 Problems
  4. Lynching Problems
  5. Choosing a Problem
  6. Two Lines: Solutions
  7. Proposed Solution
  8. Annotated Article: Establishing the Problem
  9. Establishing the Problem
  10. Explaining my Solution
  11. Annotated Article: Alternate Solutions
  12. Opposing Positions/Alternate Solutions list
  13. Works Cited
  14. Refutation/Concession Sentences

 


For Thursday, November 29:

  • Find one article from the City Tech library/library database that might help you find out what other solutions people have proposed or tried. Read it, annotate it, and bring it to class

 


No class on Thursday, November 22!

For Tuesday, 11/27:

  • Find at least one article from the City Tech library/library database that can help you establish that your problem is, in fact, a problem. Read it, annotate it, and bring it to class.

 


For Tuesday, 11/20:

Read part of the Equal Justice Initiative report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. I recommend that you skim the full report, but the assignment is to read the following section:

  • “Racially-Biased Criminal Justice and Mass Criminalization” (including “Lynching and Racial Terror Profoundly Compromised the Criminal Justice System” and “Lynching’s Legacy: Capital Punishment in America”)
  • As you read the report, add to your list of problems
  • Go here for the report: https://lynchiningamerica.eji.org/report/

For Thursday, 11/15:

  • Read, annotate, and bring to class “The Long Goodbye Mother’s Day in Federal Prison” (posted under Course Materials)
  • Add to your list of 13th problems any other problems you can think of that weren’t discussed in the documentary

 


On Thursday (11/8), Professor Lestón will be teaching our class. Please show up and follow his instructions for completing the first item in Portfolio #3.

For Thursday, 11/8:

  • Read, annotate, and bring to class the excerpt from The New Jim Crow (posted under Course Materials)

For Tuesday, 11/6:

  • Submit Essay 2 via Blackboard by 11:59 pm.
  • Bring portfolio #2 to class. Be sure to have your items clearly labeled and placed in your folder in order. The portfolio should be compiled and ready to submit at the start of class.

Portfolio 2
1. Schmidt Freewriting
2. Research Assignment (2 annotated articles)
3. Argument Lists
4. Argument Brainstorming
5. Framing the Issue/Tentative Thesis
7. Reasons List
8. Evidence Brainstorming
9. Body Paragraph Worksheet
10. Opposing Positions (line notes + responses)
11. Outline
12. MLA Citation Worksheet
13. Rough Draft


Revised dates for Essay 2:

Rough Draft Due: Thursday, 11/1

Final Draft and Portfolio Due: Tuesday, 11/6


For Thursday, 11/1:

  • Complete your outline
  • Bring two typed copies of a complete draft of essay 2

For Tuesday, 10/30:

  • Review the sample outlines posted at the bottom of Course Materials and think about which organizational strategy you plan to use for your essay. (You don’t have to write anything down. Just think about it.)
  • If you are struggling with your argument or any other part of the writing process, come to my office hours or make an appointment to see me. I want to help you!

For Thursday, 10/25:

  • Catch up on writing the “framing the issue” sentence and your thesis with forecasting element
  • Make sure you have 3-4 reasons to support your argument (these reasons should be from your head, not from the article)
  • Complete both sides of the body paragraph development worksheet (Body-Paragraph-Worksheet-Eng-1101-F-17)

For Tuesday, 10/23:

  • No homework! Have a good weekend!

For Thursday, 10/18:

  • Read, annotate, and bring to class “Is Gentrification a Human Rights Violation?” (posted under Course Materials)
  • Finalize the article you are going to write about and complete your framing the issue and thesis statements

For Tuesday, 10/16:

  • Make a list of all the arguments (big and small) you can find in both of your articles/book chapters. Bring your two lists to class.

 


For Thursday, 10/11:

  • Complete this worksheet: Research Worksheet Eng 1101 F 18
  • Print/download at least two articles or book chapters that you might be interested in choosing for Essay 1, read and annotate them, and bring them to class.

For Tuesday, 10/9:

  • Read, annotate, and bring to class “Excuse me America, Your House is on Fire” by Jalane Schmidt (posted under course materials)

For Thursday, 10/4:

Read, annotate, and bring to class “Root Shock” by Mindy Thompson Fullilove (posted under course materials)


 

Essay 1 is due on Tuesday, 10/2 by 11:59 p.m. via Blackboard

For class on Tuesday, 10/2, Portfolio 1 is due.

Bring the following items, clearly labeled and placed in your pocket folder in order:

  1. 5 Senses list + descriptive paragraph
  2. Drawing
  3. Brainstorming
  4. My Story
  5. Dialogue
  6. Investigative Research
  7. Significance Freewriting
  8. Highlighted Draft

 

 

 

For the draft workshop on Thursday, 9/27:

  • Bring TWO typed copies of your essay draft (including works cited page if needed). On one copy of your draft, highlight the following items in different colors:
  • Inciting Incident
  • Dialogue
  • Vivid descriptions
  • Climax
  • Significance

 

Office Hours on Tuesday 9/25 will be from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


For Tuesday, 9/25:


There are no classes on September 18th and 19th. Our next class meeting will be on Thursday, September 20th.

For Thursday, September 20th:

  • Finish the “My Story” writing activity we started in class (list the events of your story in chronological order and then write them on a dramatic arc)
  • Read, annotate and  bring to class “Tupac and My Non-Thug Life” (posted under Course Materials)

 


If you identify as LGBTQI and are looking for a leadership opportunity consider applying for the CUNY LGBTQI Leadership program. Check out these materials, come talk to me if you have any questions, and apply by September 21st!

2018-19 CUNY LGBTQI Leadership Program Application

CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program Brochure

 



There are no classes on September 10th and 11th. Our next class meeting will be on Thursday, September 13th.

For Thursday, September 13:

  • Complete your descriptive paragraph using the five senses and one simile or metaphor. You should try to describe your photograph so someone could picture it clearly without actually seeing it.
  • No reading!

For Thursday, 9/6:

  • Finish reading and annotating “Love and Black Lives” (pages 14-26) (posted under Course Materials)

For Tuesday, 9/4:

  • Read and annotate “Love and Black Lives” pages 1-13
  • Find a photo to write about and bring it to class (either the photo itself or an electronic file that you can access in class). Remember, you can only choose from a personal photo or a photo from the Brooklyn Historical Society. No Google image searches!

Welcome to your Eng 1101 OpenLab site! Check here often for course announcements, assigned texts, essay prompts and other materials.

Your homework for Thursday 8/30 is to join this site, gather all the required course materials listed on the syllabus, and complete the “Brew Bar Story” you started writing in class. If you want to look at the image again, go to http://brooklynhistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/8628AF2B-EDBB-43BB-9560-372551818700

Email me if you have any questions (lwestengard@citytech.cuny.edu).

Looking forward to spending a semester with you!

Prof. Westengard