Reflection Papers Students will write two reflection papers (10% each) in response

Reflection Papers

Students will write two reflection papers (10% each) in response to a film or a talk given during class. The reflection paper should display an understanding of differing opinions about the issue and present well-thought out ideas and arguments.

Requirements

Word count: 500-700 words

Font: 12 pt- Times New Roman

Double space

Each reflection should include your name, date and name of the movie/topic that you reflected on.

Both soft and hard copies for each reflection should be submitted

Deadlines for reflections:

Your reflections should be submitted to turn it to check for plagiarism

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s ideas or words as your own. Paraphrasing or extensive rewriting of another’s work is still plagiarism if credit is not given to the author and a citation of where the information can be found is not listed. This also applies to ideas or words borrowed from the Internet.

A student who presents a plagiarized work is subject to disciplinary action. A faculty member who discovers that plagiarized work has been submitted in fulfillment of course requirements will immediately inform the student and will give the student an opportunity to explain. Students guilty of plagiarism will be severely penalized. Penalties range from a failing grade to suspension.

Reflection Outline

The first section of the outline is the introduction, which identifies the subject and gives an

overview of your reaction to it. The introduction paragraph ends with your thesis statement, which identifies your position The thesis statement serves as the focal point of your paper. It also provides a transition to the body of the paper and will be revisited in your conclusion.

The body of your paper identifies the three (or more, depending on the length of your paper)

major points that support your thesis statement. Each paragraph in the body should start with a

topic sentence. The rest of each paragraph supports your topic sentence. Keep in mind that a

transition sentence at the end of each paragraph creates a paper that flows logically and is easy

to read. When creating the outline, identify the topic sentence for each paragraph, and add the

supporting statements, evidence, and your own experiences or reactions to the subject

underneath.

The conclusion wraps up your essay, serving as the other bookend in stating and proving your

thesis statement. In outlining the conclusion, identify the thesis statement and add the main

points from the body paragraphs as a recap. Don’t add new information to the conclusion, and

be sure to identify the closing statement of your reflection paper.

A sample outline format should reflect the main points of your paper, from start to finish:

Introduction

Identify and explain subject

State your reaction to the subject

Agree/disagree?

Did you change your mind?

What did you learn?

Thesis Statement

Body Paragraph 1

Topic Sentence

Supporting evidence 1

Supporting evidence 2

Supporting evidence3

Body Paragraph 2

Topic Sentence

Supporting evidence 1

Supporting evidence 2

Supporting evidence3

Body Paragraph 3

Topic Sentence

Supporting evidence 1

Supporting evidence 2

Supporting evidence3

Conclusion

Recap thesis statement

Recap Paragraph 1

Recap Paragraph 2

Recap Paragraph 3

Conclusion statement

Reference List (APA style)

RUBRICS

Criteria

 5

4

Q

2

1

Depth of reflection

(2.5)

Demonstrate a conscious and thorough understanding of the subject. Work is of exceptional quality

Demonstrate a thoughtful understanding of the subject matter

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the subject matter

Demonstrate a limited understanding of the subject matter

Demonstrate little or no understanding f the subject matter. This reflection needs revision

Use of literature evidence

(2.5)

Use specific and convincing examples from the literature to support claims in your own writing, making insightful and applicable connections between texts.

Use relevant examples from the literature studied to support claims in your writing, making applicable connections between texts

Use examples from the literature to support most claims in your writing with some connections made between texts

Use incomplete or vaguely developed examples to only partially support claims with no connections made between texts

No examples from the literature are used and claims made in your own writing are unsupported and irrelevant to the topic in hand

Required Components

(1.25)

Response includes all components and meets or exceeds all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed thoroughly.

Response includes all components and meets all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed.

Response is missing some components and/or does not fully meet the requirements indicated in the instructions. Some questions or parts of the assignment are not addressed.

Response is missing some components and/or does not fully meet the requirements indicated in the instructions. Some questions or parts of the assignment are not addressed.

Response excludes essential components and/or does not address the requirements indicated in the instructions. Many parts of the assignment are addressed minimally, inadequately, and/or not at all.

Structure

(1.25)

Use of stylistically sophisticated language that is precise and engaging.

Writing is clear, concise, and well organized with excellent sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner.

Writing is mostly clear, concise, and well organized with good sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner.

Writing is unclear and/or disorganized. Thoughts are not expressed in a logical manner.

Writing is unclear and disorganized. Thoughts ramble and make little sense.

Grammar

(1.25)

No spelling, grammar or syntax errors in the reflection

There are no more than three spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

There are no more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

There are more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors per page of writing.

There are numerous spelling, grammar, or syntax errors throughout the response.

References

(1.25)

All resources are accurately documented in APA style

All resources are accurately documented, but few are not in APA style

All resources are accurately documented, but many are not in APA style

Some sources are not accurately documented

Too many sources are not accurately documented and there is no format used