Implementing Reflection in English 110

Feb 13 2008

Implementing Reflection in English 110

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Mid-Assignment Reflections

    These reflections help students assess their progress-to-date on an assignment. They also can be used to prompt revision. Paula Patch provided an example during her recent Teacher-Scholar presentation.

    End-of-Assignment Reflections
    These reflections help students consider how their work on an assignment meets course objectives. They also give students a chance to examine successful writing process strategies that they can reuse in future writing. See Barbara Gordon’s example on Blackboard, reproduced – in part – here:

      Submit a reflective letter to the Evaluating Committee which addresses the following:

      • Who is the audience? And how does the paper show that it is suited to that audience?
      • What were you trying to do in this piece?
      • Explain how all of the steps (prewriting, drafting, revising) assisted you in producing the final draft.

      Mid-semester or End-of-semester Reflections
      Often encourages students to connect course activities and their development as writers to course objectives. See Ashley Holmes’ example (attached).

        By supporting ongoing revision, portfolios prompt students to continuously reflect on their progress on assignments and the rhetorical strategies that they are using. Portfolios typically include a reflective introduction that asks students to contextualize their work on assignments within the course goals and the section-specific activities.

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