This is your opportunity to select works that reflect who you are. You will be expected to create a read presentation of poetry, prose, drama, song lyrics or even news clippings that will help us to understand who you really are. The whole presentation should last for three  to four  minutes.
Feel free to mix media. That is, you may select a portion of a songís lyrics, a speech from your favorite play, and a snippet of a poem to create an audio [i.e. you will read the composition aloud] introduction to the person you want to be in this class. You might select a portion of a song popular before you were born, a speech from Shakespeare, and the headlines from the day you came to B.C.C. Or, you could choose all your materials from the most up-to-date materials out there in cyber land. Best of all, you can mix and match to your heartís desire. You can go with all songs, or all any other medium. What you want to do is use the words of others to describe how we should see you.
You will be expected to type out the material, giving credit to the authors of the pieces that you use. You may use parenthetical citations [this requires a bibliography] or Source Citations in any form you have learned, and feel comfortable with from your English classes. I will grade your typed selections for neatness. Please use Arial 12 font. [if using a different font make sure that it is at least as large as Arial 12, Times New Roman is at least a third smaller] The oral portion will be graded on clarity, and on meeting the time requirement. I do not expect perfection; this is an introductory course, after all. But I do expect evidence that you worked hard and tried your very best.
I hope that you will use this chance to present to us a unique and personally informative view of how you wish to be seen by your classmates. I will expect you to listen carefully to the presentations of others, to have compliments on what they have to say and to be an active participant.