Reflective Overview:

  • Introduction: This is an overall statement of your experience in this Learning Community You should clearly state what your audience (Prof B) should take away from this reflective overview. This statement should be succinct; that is, to the point.
    • Have you attended classes regularly (or not)? Why/why not?
    • Have you engaged as a responsible student, turning work in on time and making proper preparations for exams, daily work, etc?
    • Have you been active in class?
  • Exams: In this paragraph, you will reflect back on your experience with the first History exam.
    • Have you taken an exam like this before? If so, how does it compare?
      • If you have not taken an exam like this before, discuss your experience.
    • How long did you spend (outside of Seminar) preparing for the exam?
      • Was it enough time?
    • What do you plan to do differently (if anything) in your preparation for the next exam? Explain what that is.
  • Development of skills: Here, you'll respond to the first of three SLO's for Seminar.
    • "Reflect and integrate learning from all community courses, including development of critical thinking skills, social and/or personal responsibility."
      • Think of who (the kind of student/young scholar) you were last semester. Gauge your change.
        • How has your approach to this semester differ from last semester? Does it? Why/why not?
        • What were your expectations entering your second semester?
        • How have you applied what you learned in your first semester to this one?
  • Looking ahead: In this last paragraph, you'll tell me what about your research project.
    • Are you interested in presenting at FYRC? Why/Why not?
    • Explain your topic.
      • Primary source document
      • Secondary sources
      • What do you want your audience to get out of (be informed of)?