Just in case you missed it: for Monday, read the intro to Bullfight, plus the first paragraph of each piece (except "Shortcuts"). Once you've done the reading, write a page in your journal explaining your initial impression of Orlean as a writer.
The money quote from the intro:
"An ordinary life examined closely reveals itself to be exquisite and complicated and exceptional, somehow managing to be both heroic and plain." Your motto for the freshman profile...
Here are a couple of links that might be interesting to you: