Final Reflection

Our last paper of the semester (1200-1700 words) asks you to reflect on your work and development across the semester. Your writing can draw on the in-class reflection activities we completed earlier in the semester. Your thinking should address the following prompts:

  • How has your writing changed throughout the semester? How has your understanding of writing changed this semester? What are the three most important/helpful things you learned about writing this semester?
  • Where was your writing most and least successful this semester? What made this work particularly effective or ineffective? What were the main comments you received on your work, whether from peers, your instructor, or other outside help? What steps did you take to address these comments? How effective were the revisions? Did your approach to revisions change? What aspects of your writing do you want to continue to improve upon in the future?
  • How would you describe the efforts you made in this class? Consider both the amount of effort you put into the course and how productive and effective this effort was. How much time did you spend on different aspects of the writing process – reading, researching, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, etc.? Which efforts felt most productive and effective? Least so?
  • How would you describe the context of your writing process? What was your writing environment like? What technologies did you use? How long did you spend on writing at a given time? How many writing sessions did you have for the papers?
  • How has your understanding of your identity developed or changed throughout the semester? What sort of differences do you see in the way people take up this identity in public, scholarly, digital texts and spaces?