Reflection Essay and Project Reflection

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After teacher review, write your reflection: Reflect critically upon all your commentary, make plans, and create new versions WITHIN your reflection. Then you’ll be ready to revise. Answer ALL of these questions within your reflection and USE QUOTATIONS from my comments, peer comments, and your own project for evidence. Analyze my commentary. If I missed the point, have you stated it emphatically enough? Did you bury it? How can you address my concerns and/or enhance the positives of what I noted?

Remember, I grade this portion. I expect at least two single-spaced pages.

Project Reflection Questions:

  1. How do you assess your strengths and weaknesses as a writer at this point in the course? What from your project and your instructor’s comments help you make this assessment? In what ways does this current assessment differ from your earlier ideas about your writing?
  2. What are your initial reactions to your peer’s comments/assessment and your CTL tutor’s comments/assessment? Which points seem the most helpful in revising your text? What comments do you not fully understand?
  3. What are your initial reactions to my comments and assessment? Which points seem the most helpful in revising your text? What comments do you not fully understand?
  4. Using your own self-assessment and your instructor’s comments as a guide, construct a strategy for revising this text. How might you make it more effective? Be very specific. Quote me and write out your planned text. [i.e., Will you change sentence x to sentence y? Can you write a different introduction or conclusion? How might you incorporate visuals into your text?]
  5. Regardless of my commentary, have you determined other ways that you might revise your writing to make it more effective for the audience? What else can you do to snag their attention and keep it? How might you be better able to impress them with your intellect?
  6. Choose one grammatical or stylistic issue that I pointed out and show that you have looked it up, know why it was an error, and can fix it. Explain what purpose fixing such a surface-level writing issue can have, particularly for the audience reading your essay.

Instructor Feedback:
Good ideas to bring into your review. Can you figure out a way to connect your discussion points more clearly to your thesis? Then, use clearer transitions as you go from point to point through your criteria about what makes this movie valuable.

Your second source is hard to identify. Is it a professional source?
Use the MLA format for your in-text cites and for your Works Cited.
This is an important note: Your level of English is quite high, Billy, but your draft needs considerable revision work to fix the second-language issues: vocabulary and sentence structure, primarily. Do you know any tutors? Can you call the CTL at UIS for assistance?

Project 3: Evaluating. Write an extended review of a place, event, film, show, or text. Do not investigate a person, even though the book suggests it as a possibility.
Include at least two professional (not necessarily academic) sources.
The audience is made up of college-aged students in Springfield and surrounding areas. You can presume that they care about being entertained well; they don’t just want to pass the time, and they have a fairly extensive knowledge of things to do in the area.
You need to persuade your audience that the thing you are reviewing is or is not worth seeing, reading, eating at, or going to based on criteria you (and they) think are valuable.

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