Essay Assignment 4

Essay Assignment 4 - writing and thinking process that led...

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Essay Assignment #4 The Reflection Essay Section 1: Monday, May 3 rd at 8 a.m. Section 2: Friday, May 7 th at 8 a.m. Bring to my office, Somerville, 204 Your essay should be at least 2 full pages in length, but no more than 3 pages. You should use Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced. Write a letter or essay that reflects on what you’ve learned about writing throughout the semester. Consider the following questions as you write your reflection essay: (See Appendix A, page 7 in your textbook for more thorough questions.) Patterns: As you flip through the pages of your writing journal or folder, what patterns do you notice? What seems to happen frequently or stand out to you? Change over time: How did you describe your writing process at the beginning of the course? How would you describe it now? If it has changed, why and how? Writing processes: For each of the essays you wrote this semester, describe the
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Unformatted text preview: writing and thinking process that led to the final product. Emphasize the most important changes you made and why you made them. Most and least effective writing: Which essay of the semester is your strongest? Your weakest? Why? Effect of peer response: How have your peers and other readers of your work affected the revisions youve made? Showing what youve learned: What does your writing over the semester demonstrate about you as a writer, a student, a reader, a researcher? How? Be as specific as possible. Typical Problems in Reflective Essays: Use of overly general and vague comments Not enough specific details Giving the teacher only what you think she wants whether its true or not Critiquing the course (this is reserved for evaluations) Comments that suggest you dont take the assignment seriously...
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