Fourth Writing Assignment:
Being Somebody at U.Va.

PURPOSE: to give us a different way to think and write about the theme of "being somebody"; to help would-be Wahoos up the ladder to social success
LENGTH: 250-400 words
When Carrie first gets to the big city, Drouet coaches her on how to "carry herself" -- how to look and dress and act like "somebody." We're going to build a website that will help people coming to the academical village in the same way, by telling them how to look, where to be seen, and what to be seen doing if they want to be with it (whatever "it" is) here at Virginia. In class Monday, each of you will take responsibility for describing an aspect of being a Wahoo (a list of possible topics follows). Once you've got your category, your mission is to figure out how to describe it -- clearly, vividly, and with luck entertainingly -- in a page or a page-and-a-half. When the sections are all done, we'll talk about how we want to organize them and display them in a site.

(If you missed class Monday, you can see from the list below what topics haven't been signed up for. Pick one and let me know at sfr@virginia.edu. If you want to change your selection, either to something else on the list or to a topic not on the list at all, just let me know as well.)

TOPICS
HOW TO BE SEEN

clothes -- for women:
clothes -- for men: Jared
specialized costumes (for jogging, or biking, &c):
hats:
footwear:
accessories:
backpacks: Susan
body -- weight, fitness, tan, &c: Kerri Smith
wheels/transportation: Michael
other:

WHERE TO BE SEEN

fraternities: William
sororities:
rush: Alex
student organizations: Kelly Watkins
going to football games: Mel
restaurants: Natalie Shioji
coffee houses:
bars/nightspots: Natalie Crane
parties: Roseline
balls, dances:
Foxfield:
Spring Break: Leah
living on the lawn: Jason
streaking the lawn: Kelty
the Corner: Hannon
other:

OTHER

introduction: Elizabeth
talking like a Wahoo: Carrie Grigg
thinking like a Wahoo: Rachel
playing like a Wahoo:
drinking like a Wahoo: Allison
studying like a Wahoo: Peter
transfering to U.Va.: Kara
being somebody different at U.Va. (minorities, &c.):
other: