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Mid-term Self Assessment

Mid-term Self Assessment & Reflection: 500-750 words
(feel free to include images or screen captures of parts of the NYT or your work)

Note that for your mid-term self assessment & reflection, you may choose to submit it via an MSWord attachment in e-mail, if you prefer, rather than posting it to Digication. Your choice.

Things to write about in your mid-term self assessment & reflection:

Writing, reading, critical thinking, and class participation:

  • What have you been doing well so far? (provide specific examples)
  • What do you need to work on more? (provide specific examples)
  • How would you assess your class participation?
  • Take this opportunity to review your assignments on Digication, and confirm that all deadlines have been met; if all deadlines have not been met, discuss that and your deadline strategies for the future

Reading the NYT: provide a self-ethnographic narrative on your experience:

  • Describe your reading strategies: do you skim? focus on specific sections? follow particular stories or themes? Do you read leisurely or under pressure?
  • Where do you read? dorm? train? library? cafe? elsewhere?
  • How do you think those strategies and locations affect your understanding and comprehension of the NYT?
  • Context: how is the NYT the same or different than other things you usually read?
  • Have you encountered articles related to your major, or career goals, or life aspiration? Can you mention a few?
  • Provide one detailed example of an article that extended or challenged your thinking on a topic; in addition to your summary and reflection on that article, provide a link to it