Reflection Paper

Objective: To communicate effectively in writing; to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience; to reflect upon your time spent in this course.

Grading: This assignment is worth 100 points and is one of 4 papers, which count for 35% of your grade in this course. This is the last paper for this course. It will be graded using the rubric below.

Due on Exam Day (Thursday, May 14) at the beginning of class; arrange to print ahead of time.

Instructions: Write a reflection for this class. Your paper should include the following:

  1. Introduction paragraph

  2. At least 2 likes and explain why (at least one paragraph for each)

  3. At least 2 dislikes and explain why (at least one paragraph for each)

  4. Discuss what you woud change, add, do differently, etc.

  5. Add any other necessary information or comments as you deem necessary in an appropriate place.

  6. Conclusion paragraph
    **You should have at least 7 paragraphs, 5-7 sentences each

  7. MLA formatting consistently throughout paper

Grading Rubric


Highly Effective (16.6 points)

Somewhat Effective (13.3 points)        

Usable, but with Some Trouble (8.3 points)     

Ineffective/Nothing provided (0 points)

The essay begins with a clear introduction paragraph, describing what will be discussed in the essay

The essay begins with an clear introduction paragraph, and/or does not describe what will be discussed in the essay

The essay begins with an unclear introduction paragraph, and/or does not describe what will be discussed in the essay

The essay begins with an unclear statements and/or does not clearly describe what will be discussed in the essay and/or nothing is provided.

The writing clearly and accurately discusses at least 2 likes from the course; 1 paragraph each

The writing clearly and accurately discusses at least 2 likes from the course; 1 paragraph total

The writing clearly and accurately discusses 1 like from the course; 1 paragraph

Nothing provided

The writing clearly and accurately discusses at least 2 dislikes from the course; 1 paragraph each

The writing clearly and accurately discusses at least 2 dislikes from the course; 1 paragraph total

The writing clearly and accurately discusses 1 dislike from the course; 1 paragraph

Nothing provided

The writing clearly and accurately discusses topics, activities, etc. that the author would like to change, add, do differently, etc.

The supportive arguments are somewhat clear, are in somewhat simple language, and are somewhat based on facts and statistics.

The supportive arguments are not clear and/or not in simple language, and/or are not based on facts and statistics.

Nothing provided

The essay includes a strong conclusion, which restates the point of the author

The essay includes a conclusion, and/or does not restate the point of the author

The essay includes a conclusion

Nothing provided

MLA format consistently throughout the essay

MLA format missing 1-2 key elements

MLA format missing 2 or more key elements

MLA format inconsistent and/or not used

No grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors -4pts per error