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Value of Reflective Essay …critical to the success of portfolios –Roberta Camp and Denise Levine “…the most important aspect of the portfolio process” – Kerry Weinbaum “…one of the most important and useful documents in the portfolio” -- Peter Elbow
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Value of the Reflective Essay Why do these distinguished compositionists think the reflective essay is so important?
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Value of the Reflective Essay The reflective paper leads to community college learners taking responsibility for their own learning.
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Value of Reflective Essay Two-way conversation Students become active participants in the academic discourse community.
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Unformatted text preview: Value of the Reflective Essay • Students begin to think of themselves as writers rather than hoop-jumpers or homework factories. Value of the Reflective Essay • Pride in achievement • Reflection gives opportunity to assess growth, to note strengths developed. • Reflection generates forward momentum to continue work at higher level. Possible Objections • Imposed confession/power dynamic • Time away from other class activities • Not a model for business or professional writing Value of Reflective Essay • A final plus – Evidence of learning in this time of increased emphasis on demonstrable outcomes...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Christopherkelsey during the Fall '09 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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