WHO AM I?
Please send me an e-mail, to email@example.com, with a response to this free-write "e-mail essay question": WHO AM I?
Think of this question ("Who Am I?"). Before you respond to that
question, think about a few things. Who is your audience?
(I am!) What kinds of things might I be interested in learning
about you? (I'm sure you have some interesting things to tell me
about who you are, but telling me, for instance, the hour of your
birth might not be one of them :-) Can you identify any sort
of "theme" or "story
hook" for the telling your your life story? Maybe your family
immigrated here; maybe you are the first person in your
family to attend college; perhaps your whole life has been
leading up to this point, when you are going to school to
enter your "dream career"; or maybe your life has been one
miserable thing after another, but now you're on a new path . . .
The point is that I'd like you to try to find a "focus" or "hook"
for your story about yourself so that you're not just rambling
along the lines of "It all started 20 years ago, when I was
born." I am really interested in finding out what makes YOU
into YOU. The more I know you, the more I can understand you
as an individual human being (and not just another
number) and therefore perhaps provide you with the best
educational experience that I can.
So, it's up to you. Just let 'er rip! Your "Who Am I?" essay can
be of any length -- no pressure. Please run a spell check
before hitting "send."
If you have any questions, please be sure to let me know!