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Write a 2-3 page double-spaced essay for your classmates describing and defining one of your identities or character traits.



Write a 2-3 page double-spaced essay for your classmates describing and defining one of your identities or character traits. Use description, stories, examples, dialogue, definition, or any other tools available to help you tell your story and engage your readers' interest. Consider the readings we've had on work and identity and refer to at least one in this paper (whether you agree or disagree with a certain perspective, and so on).

Be sure your paper expresses what you think it means to have that particular identity as well as its significance and effects on your school, work and/ or life.

Criteria for successful completion of this essay:

--Essay meets the assignment: a clear definition of one of your identities/characteristics. What makes you YOU?
--Information is organized in an orderly, entertaining way using a variety of techniques: stories, dialogue, description of people, examples and so on.
--Interesting lead (first few sentences)
--Refer to at least one of the selections we've read
--Proper MLA format including in-text citing and works cited for readings referred to

Selections you may choose from: Rereading America

“Looking for Work,” by Gary Soto
“Prop 8 Hurt my Family—Ask Me How,” by Marriage Equality USA
“The Accordion Family:Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, And The Private Toll Of Global Competition” by Katherine S. Newman


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