Chem. Library 21
Hours: TTh 10:30-11:30
Reflective Essay Assignment
the final day of class, you will turn in a portfolio of your work this
quarter and a reflective essay evaluating what you have learned.
Please submit your portfolio and reflective essay in a file folder labeled
with your name and course/section number.
and Due Date
2-3 pages, formatted according to these guidelines
Friday, March 10
for Portfolio Selections
your portfolio, you will select from your essays, Web site, homework responses,
and peer critiques. The portfolio must include the following items:
A writing assignment that you improved significantly from first draft to
final version. If you select an essay, include both the first and
final version of the paper in the portfolio. If you select your Web
pages, include your hard copy of the first draft and the URL of the final
Two peer critiques, one in which you effectively evaluated a peer's writing
and one in which you could have offered more effective comments.
Two homework or viewing journal assignments, one of which represents your
"best" response to an assignment and the other of which represents your
"worst." You may select any of your homework responses or viewing
journals, not only the graded ones. If you need to refresh your memory
of the assignments you have done this quarter, go to the class Web page
and click on "Homework" for a complete list.
for the Reflective Essay
reflective essay will explain your portfolio selections and evaluate what
you have learned in English 197C this quarter. While your essay should
discuss specific skills, concepts and changes in thinking related to your
own writing and writing process, you need not limit yourself to a consideration
of your growth as a writer. You may also describe learning related
to the study of film, collaborative work, library research, or other significant
issues. Successful essays will contain the following elements:
I have separated some of the required elements of the reflective essay,
you may integrate them. For example, you may explain the portfolio
items within a discussion of your learning. No matter how you address
each element, your essay needs to proceed in a logically organized manner.
explanation (1-2 paragraphs) of portfolio selections. Your explanations
should not simply echo my comments; instead, offer your reasons for deeming
a selection "most improved," "best" or "worst"
of what you have learned as a result of your work in our writing course
linked to the study of film; in the discussion, you should refer to specific
assignments, drafts, and peer critiques as necessary
of what you would like to learn more about