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Welcome to ENG1121 with Prof. Anthony Wheeler!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to English Composition II (ENG1121-O470), my name is Professor Anthony Wheeler (he/him/his) and I am very excited to take this journey with you all this semester. Our course will be conducted asynchronously, meaning on your own time. However, the assignments are still time-sensitive and must be completed by the given deadline.

Course Description

A course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques including the use of the library. Demanding readings assigned for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the semester, students will have developed the ability to:

  • Read and listen critically and analytically in a variety of genres and rhetorical situations
  • Adapt to and compose in a variety of genres
  • Use research as a process of inquiry and engagement with multiple perspectives
  • Use reflection and other metacognitive processes to revise prior assumptions about reading and writing and transfer acquired knowledge into new writing situations
  • Demonstrate the social and ethical responsibilities and consequences of writing
  • Compose in 21st Century Environments

A little bit about myself: I am an educator and a digital humanist. I love exploring the gray area where technology intersects with the arts and humanities. I teach English here at the New York City College of Technology as well as Communication Studies at LaGuardia Community College. My research involves educational technology as a means of implementing social justice initiatives within the classroom! I’ll save the fun details and explanations for my own self-introduction post!

For now, if you have any questions, I can be reached via email at AWheeler@citytech.cuny.edu. I usually respond relatively quickly during the week. I’m excited to read your introductory posts and to work with you all throughout the term!