Essays On Identity “Throws Like the Girl She Is” and “Punk’s Not Dead” Reading Like a Writer: “Throws Like the Girl She Is” p. 264 • How has the particular subculture (in this case, a softball league) had an influence on this author’s identity? – Be as specific as possible. – Are you as specific as this author is in your essay? • Which examples and stories that the author tells are particularly effective? – Have you picked the most relevant, effective stories and examples to support your thesis in your essay? “Throws Like the Girl She Is” p. 264 • • • • “Like a Girl” Ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs Mythbusters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD5Xm5u7UDM • In addition to the idea of “throws like a girl” being an insult or not, what other important ideas does this essay discuss? • Do you think that sports can represent more than just an activity for some people, but can also represent a culture, a family, a place to belong? Examples? Thinking Like a Writer: “Punk’s Not Dead” p. 554 • What are some of stereotypes the author and his friends faced because they were part of the punk subculture? You might find it useful to compare the way this author writes about his experience with other authors we have read. • What do you think of how the author depicts the punk subculture as a place for community? • Notice the level of specificity the author uses. He quotes specific lyrics from songs, tells several stories about specific defining moments in his involvement in the punk subculture, etc. Choose one of these specific passages and discuss how it contributes to the essay as a whole. The Peer Review Process: • First, you must upload your draft to the correct folder on turnitin by the due date. In order to give comments to peers, you must upload a draft. (You must have a turnitin account by tonight so I can put you in a group with the people you wish to have as peer reviewers.) • As soon as the due date for the draft passes, you will be able to read and comment on your peers’ essays, and your peers will be able to read and comment on yours. (If one of your peers does not upload an essay, you will be assigned a random essay to comment on.) The Peer Review Process: • Comments will be open until the start of class on the day of peer review. If you have not commented on your peers’ essays by this time, you will not be able to do so, and you will lose points on your final draft. • As soon as the window to make comments closes (at the beginning of class), you will be able to view the comments your peers left on your paper. • During peer review, you will discuss your reactions to each others’ work and give further suggestions for improvement. Failure to attend on the day of peer review means losing points off of your final draft.