Project #65609 - Reflection Paper

 

Activity 1.4 Refletion Paper #1 (due next Wednesday, printed out and brought to class)
Why should you get an education? To what extent are your reasons your own? To what extent are you following the crowd?

Required Criteria for Reflection Papers
• 25 points (late penalty 5 points per day and returned without comments)
• due Wednesday in class
• ONE page single spaced 12 pt font 575-600 words
• Essay structure with thesis and organized paragraphs
• Make use of the readings through paraphrase and direct quotations
• Proofread for punctuation and spelling (I will not read papers with spelling errors, and they will be returned with late penalties until you run the spell check resubmit)


General Advice
These papers may be short, but they are not easy. You must think about what you want to say and be organized. Do not ramble or treat these like diary pages or forum posts. Use the prompt and write a thoughtful, direct response organized around a central main idea.

Keep in mind that ideas are easiest to follow when sorted out and organized into meaningful paragraphs. A paragraph has ONE main idea expressed in a topic sentence. That idea is specific and needs to be explained or developed so the reader understands what you mean. The sentences that follow the topic sentences are there to describe, develop, and explain what you mean. Use active verbs, precise nouns and descriptive adjectives to make your ideas clear and interesting to the reader. Connect your ideas with transitions so the conversation runs smoothly and is logical, and when you have developed that main point, move on to the next paragraph.

In a one page paper, don't spend too much time on your introduction and conclusion. Just jump right in and develop your thesis.

Introduce the quotations you use with signal phrases. These help the reader follow what you are doing, they help them know who is speaking, and they allow you to give credit your sources.

 

Activity 1.2 Readings for Reflection (begin Monday)

• Read and print out 
"Why Should I Get an Education?" If you had to make a similar list, what would your reasons be? (Attached HTML)
•Watch 
"Socrates on Self-Confidence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S24FxdvfOko
• Read the short story "Pep Assembly at Evergreen Junior High" (Attached File)

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/15/2015 10:00 am
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