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Class Schedule


Week I

Fri 1/25

Course Introduction

Diagnostic Essay

Before Next Class

  • Review course site and syllabus
  • Sign-up for CUNY Academic Commons

Week II

Tue 1/29

Course Introduction ctnd.

Lecture: The Rhetorical Situation

Before Next Class

Fri. 2/1

Discuss Bitzer

Review Essay #1: Opinion Editorial Assignment

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #1 Topic Reflection to Bb

Week III

Tue 2/5

Workshop: Editorial Writing

Before Next Class

Fri 2/8

Discuss Baldwin

Practice Rhetorical Analysis

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #1 Rhetorical Analysis to Bb

Week IV

Tue 2/12

NO CLASS

Fri 2/15

Lecture: The First Draft

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #1 First Draft To Bb

Week V

Tue 2/19

Peer Review

Fri 2/22

Peer Review ctnd.

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #1 peer review comments to Bb

Week VI

Tue 2/26

Individual conferences by appointment only. Class canceled.

Fri 3/1

Individual conferences by appointment only. Class canceled.

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #1 Final Draft + Reflection to Bb

Week VII

Tue 3/5

Review Essay #2: Visual Essay Assignment

Discuss genre and audience

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #2 Audience Strategy to Bb

Fri 3/8

Peer Review: Audience Strategy

Discuss Amandla Stenberg: Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #2 First Draft to Bb

Week VIII

Tue 3/12

Peer Review

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #2 peer review comments to Bb

Fri 3/15

Peer Review ctnd.

Review Essay #3: Critical Analysis Assignment

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #2 Final Draft + Reflection to Bb

Week IX

Tue 3/19

Workshop: CCNY Academic Databases

*Note class will meet in the cITy TECH Center

Before Next Class

Fri 3/22

Discuss Lebron

Workshop: Building a Critical Analysis Essay

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #3 Paper Proposal to Bb

Week X

Tue 3/26

Peer Review: Paper Proposal

Workshop: MLA Annotated Bibliography

Before Next Class

Fri 3/29

Discuss hooks

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #3 Annotated Bibliography to Bb

Week XI

Tue 4/2

Lecture: Incorporating Research into your writing

Practice invention techniques

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #3 First Draft Bb

Fri 4/5

Peer Review

Week XII

Tue 4/9

Peer Review ctnd.

Workshop: The Revision Process

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #3 peer review comments to Bb

Fr. 4/12

Individual conferences by appointment only. Class canceled.

Week XIII

Tue 4/16

Individual conferences by appointment only. Class canceled.

Before Next Class

  • Post Essay #3 Final Draft to Bb

Fri 4/19

NO CLASS

Week XIV

Tue 4/23

NO CLASS

Fri 4/26

NO CLASS

Week XV

Tue 4/30

Workshop: Public Speaking

Before Next Class

Fri 5/3

Review Essay #4 Portfolio and Self Assessment Assignment

Workshop: Navigating CUNY Academic Commons

*Note class will meet in the cITy TECH Center

Before Next Class

  • Sign up for Oral Report

Week XVI

Tue 5/7

Oral Reports

Fri 5/10

Oral Reports ctnd.

Week XVII

Tue 5/14

Class Surveys

Academic Commons Workshop ctnd.

Discuss Portfolio and Self-Assessment

Week XVIII

Mon 5/20

Final Portfolio and Self-Assessment DUE

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