DUE DATE: Friday, October 27th @ 11:59pm

  • You may turn it in at any time convenient for you prior to the due date


  • To assess your connection to our communities at TAMU-CC
  • To explore how you have been challenged and changed during your first few months as a bona fide college student.

Requirements for the Self-Reflection:

A. Learning Community Points

  • Your Journal for the Learning Community Points must be up to date with an accounting of a minimum of 3 Points (cumulative)
Other Details:
  • Link to the assignment overview for the Learning Community Points: LC Points - AP-F17
  • All points must be documented correctly according to the technical guidelines provided on Blackboard for the Journal
    • The technical guidelines are in the Journal Instructions on Blackboard

B. Habits of Mind Reflections:

  • In a similar fashion to the documentation/reflection process for the Learning Community Points, I am asking you to account for the changes you have experienced during the first few months of college. You will use the Habits of Mind as a scaffold to build your reflection on the challenges you have encountered, the action you have taken to overcome, and the resulting successes and/or failures in your learning.
Where Do I Start?
  • Choose 2 Habits of Mind that you have confronted the most so far this semester
  • Collect at least 3 pieces of evidence for each the 2 Habits of Mind to help "prove" your learning
    • You may not use any of the same evidence from your Learning Community Points Journal
  • Write a 300-word reflection for each of the 2 Habits of Mind
What is My Story?
  • Think about everything you've done in the first part of this semester (inside and outside of Dyad AP) and identify what you think were the most valuable learning experiences that partner with the 2 Habits of Mind you chose.
  • Then find pieces of evidence to represent each experience. This evidence should ALREADY EXIST and should be from the first half of this semester. Once you have your evidence of these experiences collected, then you can begin writing your reflections.
How Do I Tell My Story?
  • Describe each experience, and explain what your evidence is and and why/how you think it represents your transition into a college student. Make sure to include all of the following components in your discussion of the evidence:
    • What exactly is the evidence?
    • How is the piece of evidence proof of your learning? (In other words, what's the "story" behind the evidence?)
    • Why does it relate to the Habit of Mind you chose?
  • How did this experience help you develop or practice this Habit of Mind and why?
Where Does This All Go?
  • On Blackboard! There is a new Journal called "Habits of Mind Reflections" - Check for DYAD (Sec 051 & 052) or TRIAD (Sec 031 & 032)
    • This Journal will be private! Only Professor Crocker will be able to view your entries
  • Entries should be separate for each Habit of Mind, so you will have 2 journal entries total for the Mid-Term Self-Reflection, and each of the 2 entries should include the following:
    • Title = Habit of Mind discussed
    • Reflection = 300 word minimum, use the textbox provided by Blackboard (do not attach Word document)
    • Evidence = 3 pieces minimum, embed your photos/videos in the Blackboard textbox

Key Logistics:

  • The Mid-Term Self-Reflection is worth 100 points (10%) of your Seminar grade.
  • Your Self-Reflection is an individual assignment. Your work will be held to the standards of academic integrity and the Honor Code.
  • Due Date/Time: Friday October 27th @ 11:59pm
  • Submission: via Blackboard Journals