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Carrie Hall
Director of First-Year Writing

Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste
ESOL Coordinator

Caroline Hellman
English 1101Co (Corequisite) Coordinator

Reneta D. Lansiquot
Professional and Technical Writing
Program Director

Ms. Lily Lam
English Department Office Manager

Ms. Selima-Nijah McMillan
Administrative Support Assistant

300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 512 (N-512)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5392

First Year Writing Program

Writing Program Director: Dr. Carrie Hall (

The First Year Writing sequence comprises ENG 1101 and ENG 1121. ENG 1101 is a prerequisite for all students at City Tech and the majority of students are also required to take ENG 1121 to complete their degrees. The courses are designed to put students in touch with their own processes of thinking, writing, experiencing, and interacting with their environments–all components that are essential to the composing process.

Students are introduced to the processes, rhetorical situations, structures and registers of college writing and reading. The courses incorporate a wide range of writing assignments, scaffolded to build upon previous knowledge and experience. Students use writing as a platform to discover, to remember, to hypothesize, to extrapolate, and to investigate. Students write across analogue and digital platforms and are introduced to genre conventions and their related communities. The courses serve as a training ground for engaging with argumentation, situational analysis, ethnographic research, writing transfer, and civic engagement.

For more information concerning the First Year Writing program, including resources, assignments, syllabi, and more, visit City Tech's Open Lab First Year Writing Website.