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Self-Reflective Essay  In the end your education is about you: the papers you write, the things you research, the thoughts you express.  Part of learning to write is learning to think about the process of writing and the effort, or craft, of your compositions.  This essay is an opportunity to reflect upon the work youve done throughout the semester. It is your chance to think and say what youve learned; consider what you have done well and where you can improve. The essay should demonstrate and reflect upon the work of revision and writing as a process.
Be sure to include specific examples of your improvement over the semester.

Your Self-Reflective Essay should be 1 2 pages and include:
An overview of your writing improvements. What skills have you developed in the areas of reading, research, and writing?
Some writing prompts:
A description of your writing habits and processes: How do your habits differ from when you started this course?
Did you have writing anxiety before this class? Have you noticed any changes with that this semester?
Discuss how your revision process has changed this semester. Discuss the choices youve made in revising your work. What effort did you put into drafting, editing, and revising your papers?  What was helpful in this process?  What was missing that could have helped?
How does the writing in your in your most recent essay (Position essay) compare with writing you did in the past?  What do you know now about writing that you didnt know before?
What can you do that you couldnt do before?
What are some areas that you still need to work on?
Challenges: What was new and/or challenging, and how did the challenges push you to develop writing strategies and strengthen your writing skills?
What application do you see this class having to your life beyond this semester? 

Additional Requirements:
Typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, MLA format
The reflective essay is a pass/fail essay.  Clearly it needs to be well-written and free from grammatical error. But as a reflective essay it can be less formal than a scholarly paper.