Rhetoric & Composition I: Winter Quarter 2013 Rotating Header Image

Mid-term reflective essay

Posted to your Digication workspace — or, if you prefer, you can email it to me directly: 350-500 words.

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

In terms of 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 much — and how well — have you been doing this?
  • How would you characterize your contributions to the intellectual life of our class?

NYT: 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 an embedded link to it.