I’m working on a creative writing case study and need a sample draft to help me learn.
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This is an extra credit activity and it is worth the same points as one of the previous drafts we did. So if you missed an activity or got a very undesirable grade, this bonus, and totally optional essay may help bring up at least one grade.
You can write this like a standard essay, do an audio, slide show (e.g. Powerpoint or Prezi) or video recording. You do not have to limit yourself to the written word. There are no criteria for length, it is up to you. However, here are some suggestions: if you choose to write this, 3-5 paragraphs is a decent range. Video and audio should be about 2-3 minutes for a short reflection, and for a slide show, 5-10 slides is good.
A reflective essay is one that collects your thoughts on a subject like English 102— writing the essay is just a way of thinking back on what you learned.
This should be a very personal piece of writing: it is more about you and what you learned. It should highlight the problems you faced, how you feel you improved, and factors that went into the choices you made in your essays. You could also discuss things that you wish you could’ve improved on, but didn’t, services that you wish you took advantage of more like meeting with me via zoom, emailing me, or visiting a tutor.
With this reflective essay, you will account for and evaluate the choices made in your essays by
Writing your reflective essay will help you pull together what you’ve learned so it isn’t just a jumble of unrelated techniques or facts. You know more than you think you do, and a little bit of critical thinking about it all will help you realize how much you do know. This essay of your reflections should draw on what we have covered in class, but it should be centered primarily on how you have seen yourself change (or not change) throughout the semester. While your essay should discuss specific skills, concepts, and changes in thinking related to your own writing and writing process, you need not limit yourself to a consideration of your growth as a writer.
Given the number of possible items you could address, it’s important to have a clear controlling purpose in your reflective essay so that your writing does not sound like a long list of points in paragraph form.
A successful reflective essay includes:
Consider these questions when writing your reflective essay:
Be specific. What specific strategies, techniques or skills have you learned? It never hurts to be specific.
You can and should discuss things like, and you can focus on one or some of these in your reflection:
You should avoid comments like:
Final note: This is an essay about you and your writing. Do not interpret or EXTENSIVELY summarize other authors in your reflective essay. Some summary is OK, but just for the purpose of getting to your reflective point.
Criteria for grading will be: