100 Points (10% Total Course Grade)
- All essays are to be typed in 12 point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and with citations and other formatting also done in MLA documentation style. (Note: you may use another documentation style, such as APA, but you must notify me at the start of the semester what you plan to us.)
- You must write and submit your essays via KSU Google Docs.
- You are also encouraged to save a copy of the paper (download it) to your personal computer.
First Draft of Self-Reflective Essay One DIRECTIONS:
- Please review:
- Write an essay in which you describe your writing process, including your writing strengths and weaknesses. This essay should be 500-1500 words (2-4 pages) long. Respond to the below completely:
- There is no “right” or “wrong” way to write, though there are some approaches that are better than others. Describe the activities you perform to achieve completion of a writing assignment. You might even write these activities in terms of “steps” that you take toward completing a writing assignment.
- Describe the types of errors you must be careful to avoid or be prepared to fix (such as when you are proofreading your paper).
- When you write, do you write in spurts (write a little, stop, do something else, write a little more,…), or do you write all at once (you write and write until you’re done, even if it is for hours and hours).
- How are you most comfortable learning? Do you learn better by listening and talking or by seeing and writing/gesturing/signing, or both? Or are you more of a tactile learner? There is no such thing as a learning style; however, you might think that you are more comfortable learning one way over another, and that affects how you think about your writing process.
- Describe your thinking style, in terms of any or all of the below descriptions:
- Consider, for example, what Dominique Clark has to say about thinking styles.
- Consider, for another example, what Kevin Everett FitzMaurice has to say about thinking styles.
- Consider the article “7 Powerful Thinking Styles” published in the blog Critical Thinking.
- Consider the information provided in these lessons:
- Describe the aspects of writing about which you feel confident (e.g., spelling, organization, depth of thought, grammar,. . .).
- Finally, take the Jung Typology Test (f.k.a. Kiersey Temperament Test), found at the bottom of Lesson W3. Analyze the results in terms of your writing.