The Core Composition Sequence at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

COPY – Public Non-fiction/Alternate Genres – Writing Projects and Expectations (Prototype page 2)

Public Non-fiction/ Alternate Genres

Argument/purpose-driven, persuasive, informative, narrative, expressive, frequently multimodal.

Abstract: Although journalistic genres are not typically taught in English 1200 or other college composition courses, I have begun including a journalistic article as the third main writing project in English 1200 (after two more conventional kinds of essays) for several reasons.

Abstract: Students work in groups to prepare a PowerPoint about major American immigration laws.

Abstract: Students explore an aspect of their family’s history by conducting both original fieldwork and historical research, and then present and analyze their findings in a final report.

Abstract: This assignment is the second in a series of projects that grow out the research paper students work on throughout the semester. Students are asked to think about a new audience and repurpose their essay, to relay important information, research, or ideas to a non-academic audience.

  • The Immigration Experience – Bob Blaisdell

Abstract: Using various readings by immigrants, videos about the experience of being an immigrant, and conducting an interview with an immigrant in order to appreciate the similarities of the immigration experience in America across time and cultures.