Ewa Barnes’s Profile

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Ewa Barnes
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About Me
I started my education at Norwalk Community College, then transfered to SUNY Purchase. I also hold an MA in Literature and a MS in Education, both from CCNY, the City College of New York. I have been teaching for nearly 20 years: ESL to international students in private language schools in NYC, in public high schools in NYC, in CCNY, and, my most beloved one, teaching at BMCC. Here, I teach Critical Thinking 100, as well as Literacy courses, such as Literacy 150/ Literacy in American Society. In my free time, I love to read, write, and explore the world through the eyes of my two spirited children.
Department
Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Academic Program
Linguistics and Literacy, A.A.

Courses

Critical Thinking CRT 100-053W Spring 2024 Online-Asynchronous

Critical Thinking CRT 100-053W Spring 2024 Online-Asynchronous

Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

ENG 101 English Composition-0911 Spring 2024 TuTh 9AM with Prof. Barnes M309

ENG 101 English Composition-0911 Spring 2024 TuTh 9AM with Prof. Barnes M309

English Composition is the standard freshman writing course. The course introduces students to academic writing. By its conclusion, students will be ready for English 201 and for the writing they will be asked to do in advanced courses across the curriculum. Students completing ENG 101 will have mastered the fundamentals of college-level reading and writing, including developing a thesis-driven response to the writing of others and following the basic conventions of citation and documentation. They will have practiced what Mike Rose calls the “habits of mind” necessary for success in college and in the larger world: summarizing, classifying, comparing, contrasting, and analyzing. Students will be introduced to basic research methods and MLA documentation and complete a research project. Students are required to take a departmental final exam that requires the composition of a 500 word, thesis-driven essay in conversation with two designated texts.

Critical Thinking CRT 100 FYE-1102 Spring 2024 TuTh 11AM with Prof. Barnes

Critical Thinking CRT 100 FYE-1102 Spring 2024 TuTh 11AM with Prof. Barnes

Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Critical Thinking CRT 100 – 054W/ Fall 2023/ Prof. Barnes/ Online/ Writing Intensive

Critical Thinking CRT 100 – 054W/ Fall 2023/ Prof. Barnes/ Online/ Writing Intensive

Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

Do you teach Critical Thinking without a textbook? Or do you teach Critical Thinking and currently use a textbook but would like to switch to Open Educational Resources? Either way, this site is for you. This website was created as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s CRT 100: Critical Thinking course. Although CRT 100 instructors are free to select any topics and instructional materials, they should prioritize teaching the skills listed in the student learning outcomes. Accordingly, the content of this course hub has been divided into suggested “topics.” Each topic has a dedicated page with multiple posts, which include assignments, activities, PowerPoints, and other relevant materials. The “essays” section includes essay assignments and relevant resources. The “resources” section provides external links to other materials. For contributions to the site, go to “contribute.” Thank you to all Academic Literacy and Linguistics faculty who’ve already contributed materials to this site. This site is part of a broader effort to encourage openness and collaboration among instructors. This site is administered by Prof. Ewa Barnes, Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department. Feel free to contact me with any resources, comments and questions at ebarnes@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Communities

First Year Experience (FYE) Teaching Resources for Faculty

First Year Experience (FYE) Teaching Resources for Faculty

How can we contribute to student success–success not only academic, but also emotional and social–during their time at BMCC? Students’ first year experience is especially important in developing and nourishing their sense of purpose and belonging, their love of learning, access to services and resources, as well as students’ exploration of career paths and citizenship. This is the goal of FYE-embedded courses, and here is a resource site with relevant materials for faculty. We welcome contributions.

Training for Teaching FYE

Training for Teaching FYE

A virtual learning community for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in FYE Training.

LMS Transition at BMCC

LMS Transition at BMCC

A space for sharing information about the upcoming transition from Blackboard to Brightspace.

BMCC Open Knowledge Commons

BMCC Open Knowledge Commons

The Open Knowledge Commons brings together faculty, staff, and students committed to knowledge as a public good and creating spaces for the BMCC community to share our knowledge with the world.

Teaching on the OpenLab | Summer 2022

Teaching on the OpenLab | Summer 2022

A virtual learning community for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in the June 2022 Teaching on the OpenLab. (image credit: “OPEN” by Tom Magliery is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.