This is the first writing assignment I give fall semester freshmen. It not only allows me to gauge their writing levels, but it also gives me a sense of what sorts of educational experiences they have had prior to coming to Guttman. This essay assignment is purely autoethnograhic, however in later autoethnographic essays I will have them connect experience to various educational theories/concepts we study in class.
Ungemah, Lori, "Authoethnographic Essay #1: You, School, Guttman" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.