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The Reflective Essay

The Reflective Essay

To submit a portfolio: Before writing this essay, meet the requirements of your LART100/EWRT100 instructor for success in that class.

Content: Write an essay of at least two pages (500 words) to look back on your progress in writing this quarter and explain why you are ready to go to EWRT1A. This goes in the front of your portfolio, as an introduction to your work for the teachers evaluating the portfolio.

Review all the work you've done for the class.  Consider why you chose the essays in your portfolio and how they show your readiness for EWRT1A. Give specific examples from these essays to show your improvements.
  •  Discuss what you have learned in LART100 or EWRT100B. This might include practice in organization, analysis, development, vivid examples, construction of better sentences, proofreading, writing process, and so on.
  • Include how your writing has changed as a result of what you have learned in this class. Remember to provide specific evidence for your claims.
  • What still needs improvement? Write about what you'd still like to work on with your writing. Remember that all of us are still trying to be better writers, so what are you going to focus on in 1A and beyond?
Audience: De Anza English teachers

What we're looking for in the reflective essay:
  • Clear organization
  • Well-developed, focused paragraphs
  • Specific examples, details
  •  Well-constructed sentences
  •  Correct grammar and punctuation
  • Form: typed, double-spaced
Due: This essay is due as part of your portfolio on ___________.

 Updated Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 8:47:07 PM by Marilyn Patton - pattonmarilyn@fhda.edu
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