Reflection Assignment

English 101 - Project 1

Purpose: Better understand what you’ve learned from Project 1 so far so you can apply these lessons to your Project 1 presentation for Unit 9.

Task: Write a 400-word reflection about the work you’ve done for Project 1.  Then write three 50-word responses to your classmates.

Criteria for Success: A successful reflection will be honest with yourself about what worked and what could be improved, and you’ll describe lessons from this project that you can apply to future writing.


Please Note: Multimodality is Encouraged!  Please feel free to post a video of yourself talking about your project, or you can draw some pencil sketches to show your ideas.  Whatever works best, go ahead and do that. 


Note on Deadlines: the initial post is due by Wednesday.  You can return to the discussion to add your responses by Friday.


Initial Post: 400 Words

In this discussion, I’d like you to reflect on what you’ve written so far for Project 1.  You can write this in any format that works well for you — you can simply do a paragraph that addresses the five questions, or you can do bullet points, or you can rearrange the questions in an order that you prefer.

First, let’s consider what you’ve done:

Next, let’s consider the five questions to address from Crawford’s TEDx Talk:

For these five questions, write the first thoughts that came to mind.  Here are some ideas to help get you started:


Three Response Posts (50 words each)

We learn from each other.  For your response posts, simply point out something your classmate said that you find interesting.  It can be something you relate to, something you are surprised by, or something that you hope to also apply to your own writing.  If you disagree with another classmate’s experiences, please don’t dismiss them as “wrong” — instead, describe how your experiences are different.