At the end of the quarter, reflect on your status as an English student. Choose from the ideas below to write a 250-300 word personal reflection. It is important for you to be honest with yourself in this reflection, both taking credit for your hard work but also responsibility for any failure to work to your potential.
This reflection must be carefully proofread. None of the following errors should exist in your final draft:
- Capitalization (such as i for I, etc.)
- Texting language (such as idk, or u for you, etc.)
- Sentence faults. A complete sentence must have a period at the end. You cannot string together two or more sentences.
- Spelling errors, especially those that show that you obviously did not use spell check. Be careful to choose the right word. Many of you choose the word “defiantly” instead of “definitely.” These are two very different words.
A good reflection should be well developed. This means that you state an idea (or opinion) and you give evidence for that idea (which means reasons and examples). Be careful that you don’t keep repeating the same thing over and over. Use the following topics to help you. This reflection is mostly about your work as an English student, but in some cases, you will want to or need to write about yourself as a student in general.
- Ability to manage time: use class time well, finish work by deadlines, finish work at home to meet deadlines, ability to get English homework done, even if there is homework for other classes (balancing course work).
- Find resources to answer questions: use teacher blog as a resource, find unit plans online, etc.
- Use strategies to be successful: ask for help when needed, re-read directions for clarification, etc.
- Quality of work: what factors impact quality? Time, attention to detail, understanding what to do.
- Attentiveness in class: are you always listening, always focused on task at hand, thinking one or two steps ahead?
- Seriousness of purpose: What is your personal goal as a SFHS student? What does school mean to you? Does it matter whether or not you are successful? Why or why not?
This reflection will represent your first grade for second quarter. Make it good! It is worth 25 points.
Send as an email attachment. Subject line: reflection