You are required to include an introduction and/or conclusion.
However, transition sentences at the beginning of a paragraph to introduce a new topic/theme are
required. Make these short paragraphs as you only have 4-5 pages to develop your discussion and analysis.
The reflection paper must be in sentence and paragraph form.
This is not a thesis paper where you need to have one thesis statement and argue your position
throughout the paper. This is a reflection paper which provides students with the opportunity to
reflect, critically evaluate, apply, and discuss course content. Students can discuss any number of topics, themes, theories, issues, concepts, or research findings that interest them. You can
make arguments throughout your paper however this arch findings that interest them. You can
make arguments throughout your paper however this is not the kind of paper where you select
one thesis statement and argue it throughout the paper.
There is no set number of topics or themes that each student is expected to include in their paper.
Most students will likely discuss approximately 2-
6 topics or themes
theme/issue/idea/point per page, however it is ok to spend 2 pages covering a theme, and it may
be possible in some instances to cover a theme in less than a page
). The number of topics
discussed in each paper will vary, however it is better to cover fewer topics in an in-
manner than to cover numerous topics superfi
cially. You will not get a better grade merely
because you have covered more topics. Your grade will reflect the quality of your discussion
and your ability to clearly communicate your ideas. As you edit your w
, if you notice that you
are jumping from
one topic to the next quickly, you may want to reduce the number of topics/themes you decide to cover and spend more time on each of these.
Select any number of topics or themes from
the lectures or textbook chapters to discuss. Given
the page limit, most students will likely discuss approximately 2-
6 topics or themes. The purpose
of the reflection paper is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their
understanding of course content and develop a thoughtful and critical analysis and/or application
of course content.
Critical analysis can include critique, however the term refers more broadly to
writing that provides analysis and thoughtful discussion and/or applicat
ion of course content.
The course content that you are discussing can include theories, concepts, studies, findings,
trends, examples etc.
Limit or a
void summarizing course content in your reflection paper.