Reflection is one of the most important steps in learning, yet one that is often overlooked by teachers and students. By thinking back on what we have learned and how we have learned, we can actually reinforce that learning as well as make ourselves more open to learning in the future. Although it may seem that these reflective activities have limited impact, if taken seriously, they will enhance all of your learning in this class.
Connected Course Outcomes
- Demonstrate personal accountability & effective work habits.
Using the link provided, you will fill out a Microsoft Form that will share with me your answers to a series of questions. These questions will ask you about how much of the assigned activities you have completed during the first seven weeks of this semester. It will also ask you to suggest a midterm grade for yourself and to offer a thorough discussion of what you are proposing that particular letter grade. Finally, you will have the opportunity to provide me with some feedback about the class.
I will use your answers to all the questions to determine the midterm grade I must submit to BannerWeb for you. Please remember that this is an assessment of the work you have done so far — not the work you hope to do in the future. Please also remember that you cannot get an A for this class if you do not complete all of the assigned activities.
The Midterm Self-Assessment must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday 15 March.
The final self-assessment will work just as the midterm one does, although it will contain a few more questions and will ask you to reflect upon the entire semester. Again, I will use your answers to determine the final grade I must submit to BannerWeb for you.
The Final Self-Assessment must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday 10 May.
- Before you begin your self assessment, open the Grades page in Brightspace and review what you have completed.
- Take your time answering the questions. Each assessment should take you no more than 30 minutes, but the more time and attention you give it, the more meaningful the activity will be.
You will not receive a grade for your annotated readings. On the Grades page, you will receive one of the following designations:
- Completed (Activity was successfully submitted and met all expectations)
- Partially completed (Activity was submitted but did not meet all expectations)
- Not completed (Activity was not submitted)
Instead of a grade or score, I will give you feedback either in writing or through a short video. My feedback will focus on how well I think your work demonstrates your efforts with the learning outcomes listed above.
Your annotated readings must meet all of the following in order to be considered complete:
- Be completed on time.
- Demonstrate your honest efforts to reflect upon your learning.