Description: Carefully re-read Reflective Writing posted on iCollege. In your Reflective Essay, you will introduce, describe, explain, and reflect on the work that you have done this semester in English 1102. You will describe your process and reflect on your development as a writer over the course of this semester.
Process: Write a reflective essay that outlines what you have learned about critical reading, critical thinking, planning a project, research, writing, and your own process. To write such an essay helps you to take a hard look at your work and evaluate it on your own terms. Your highest grade may not reflect the moment when you had your biggest breakthrough, for instance. Recall and discuss specific details, those moments throughout the semester when you learned something new about your process. Review the Habits of Mind weve discussed earlier in the semester. Re-read them, review W2L assignments on the Habits of Mind. Weave these insights into your final reflection in a way that demonstrates to me that you have thought carefully about your writing and your writing process.
Questions to Consider: Remember, these questions are here to help prompt you. Do not simply answer the following questions point by point.
Review the texts you have turned in. What are the strengths and weaknesses? Which is your best piece? Explain why it demonstrates best what youve learned. Which is the weakest? How would you change it if you could?
Analyze your writing process. When, where, and how do you compose best? What does not work for you?
Describe the strategies and techniques you use.
What effect have the Habits of Mind had on your writing? on your perspective, and/ your work in other classes?
Reflect on your work as an author. What does your writing reveal/reflect about you? What did you do well? What did you not do so well? What kinds of writing do you like most? the least? Explain.
Define/Describe your goals.
What has assembling and reflecting on your final project helped you better understand about yourself as a writer?
Based on this analysis, what do you want to work on in the future?