Your reflection paper is an essay that will present your reactions to and analysis of what you have learned this semester. The paper will demonstrate your overall knowledge of and thoughts on the topics covered during the semester. It must be presented in a formal and organized manner. Your paper will be a formal essay, written in a Word document, using APA (or MLA) format, 1200 – 1500 words, and 12 pt. font (Times or similar).
Save your document as a Word document and attach it to an email.
The essay consists of an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Ø Introduction: describe your expectations before taking the course, reading the chapters, completing the assignments, etc.
Ø Body: Give your informed opinion about the learning experience and reading material. Provide specific details that relate to the material. Include any changes in your abilities, knowledge, perceptions that occurred because of the course.
Ø Conclusion: Provide a summary of what you have learned from the course.
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and in APA (or MLA) format. Information relates to course material.
Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs and information relates to course material.
Information is organized but paragraphs are not well constructed and/or information does not relate to course material.
The information appears to be disorganized and only slightly relates to course material.
Information is not only disorganized but does not relate to course material.
Communication of Ideas
Explores course topics showing thorough comprehension; goes beyond the obvious
Shows some depth and complexity of thought
Insufficient demonstration of comprehension of course material
Lacks focus, simplistic, or fails to communicate ideas
Disorganized, illogical, unfocused
No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors
Almost no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors
A few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors
Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors
Serious and persistent errors in word choice, mechanics, usage, and sentence structure
Paper Length and Sources
Essay meets required (1200-1500 words) and includes at least 3 references, not including the textbook.
Essay word count and/or references are below requirement