In class, we created a Venn diagram version of the essay "Why I Ride." We identified three ways the author shows a reader who she is--and who she is is sort of complicated, both good and bad, brave and scared, happy and sad, etc. (I will make the Venn diagram slide available on the syllabus once class is over for those folks who weren't in class--which is most of you).
FIRST: So, for your 250 words, summarize the three big things that Richman writes about as her way of telling us about who she is.
And, then: do some analysis (as always), which would tell me the thesis of this essay. And that thesis is, as you might expect, is the answer to this question: Who is Jana Richman? Connect the summary you write about for the first part with the analysis you are doing here.
THEN: As a way to start the final project for our class, identify who you are prior to showing up here in college--what are the things that made you you before landing at BSU? You can consult some of the question from the We Are Bridgewater assignment to help you to answer this part.
AND REMEMBER: Cookie deal is still in play, people, still in play.