1. As you re-read your
autobiography, please consider both the style and content of the writing. What does the style of the writing tell
you about the writer? Please use specific sentences as evidence to support your
2. Based solely on this essay, put together a portrait of the person being written about. What is he or she like? What adjectives would you associate with this individual? How complete or incomplete is this portrait based on your own day to day understanding of your personality and identity? If it is incomplete, what would make it more complete? If complete, why is it complete?, i.e., cite specific elements in the essay that make it a complete portrait of yourself.
3. What are the strengths of this essay? Please be specific, e.g., thesis statement, paragraph development, topic sentences, etc.
4. What elements of the essay might need some work? Please be specific, e.g., thesis statement, paragraph development, topic sentences, etc.
5. Reviewing this essay alongside Professor Rodgers' book, particularly pp. 10-13 and pp. 31-36, please respond to the following questions in whatever form, i.e., paragraphs, checklist, etc., you feel is most appropriate: a/ What do you already know about college writing?; b/ What do you need to know about college writing?
RWA4: Re-Reading Your Autobiography