Several of your courses may ask you to “reflect” on readings and/or write a reflection paper or essay. The general idea is for you to read, view, or do something, and then figure out what it means to you. Some of your writing is devoted to analyzing what you read, viewed or did, and some of it is devoted to its meaning for you. In your reflection, read three essays in your text (The Norton Reader). Select from the list noted in the “Readings and Preparation” section above. Then write a reflection, using the headings below. Your reflection should be a minimum of 500 words. This assignment will also help you become accustomed to the style of essays in your text for this course. The minimum word requirement for this assignment is a bit shorter than others in the course, which are a minimum of 750 words. This difference is intentional to help you adjust to the style of work in the course. You will be reading essays throughout the course.
Essay’s to read
Headings for Reflection Essay:
In your introduction, address the readings you chose and why you selected them.
2)Challenges of the Readings
Under this heading, explain two or more challenges that you had while reading. These challenges can be anything from finding yourself distracted or finding a need to re-read passages. Include how you might face these challenges when you read additional essays later in the class.
3)Highlight of Readings
Under this heading, explain two or more highlights of the readings. What did you learn, like or discover, and what surprised you? Were there any assumptions you held before you read the essays? If so, did these assumptions change after reading them? Please elaborate.
4)Ask the Author
Imagine that you have an opportunity to follow up with one of these authors and ask them to tell you more. What would you ask and why?
Your Personal Account or Journal Plan
Think about what you would write about if you were to write a personal account or journal plan. What would you write about and why? How would it be different or similar to the accounts or journals you read?