As you already know, Module 4 is all about engaged reflection, that is, looking back at what we’ve learned during our semester together, and thinking about how it applies to our current lives as well as our future lives (both academic and outside of academia).
Read a letter from a student who is hypothetically joining a class like ours. (attached blow) Yes, you will be writing a letter in which you reflect on what you’ve learned about composition and rhetoric in our class!
What to Do:
Open a new .doc/.docx file, and name it “Yourname_Mod5Final” (or something similar).
Add a proper MLA heading, a descriptive title, and your last name/page numbers in the top right corners.
This time, your assignment may be single spaced.
Use 12 pt Times New Roman font, please.
Write a letter in which you practice engaged reflection in regards to our course this semester.
Your letter must be at least 600 words in length, not including the heading, title, etc.
Your target audience is the hypothetical incoming student who wrote the example letter linked above, or an imaginary student joining the class next semester. (Note that your tone would be different depending on which audience you choose).
Obviously, you’ll be free to use all of our course materials to complete this project–all of our Canvas site pages will remain open for viewing. But give yourself an advantage by preparing for this project ahead of time! You can do this by:
Re-reading the syllabus and the writing you’ve done, including your work in the forums
Skimming through modules to re-familiarize yourself with key concepts and vocabulary terms
Re-reading the work you and others did in Workshop 2, and reflecting on it in an engaged way (which I guess that would be engaged reflection on your engaged reflection!).
Note: if you choose to quote yourself or any of our class materials within your Reflection, you do not need to use in-text citations or add a Works Cited page for this assignment. You are very strongly encouraged to use the “sandwich technique”, however, in which you introduce the material you are going to quote/paraphrase, then the quote/paraphrase itself, and finally, a response to that quote/paraphrase. Make it clear what you are referring to, and why it is important to discuss. Here is an example:
In the Information Literacy section of our syllabus, it states that “This course addresses methods for locating and evaluating sources, integrating research, and citing sources responsibly and ethically as part of ongoing intellectual dialogue.” I believe that…
How to Submit:
Attach your doc./.docx file to this assignment page.