- This paper should be one 2–3-pages.
- The paper topic must correspond with one of the weekly topics and assigned readings, within the first 5 weeks of the quarter. It is up to you which weekly topic/readings to choose. Include all readings/podcasts/videos, etc. that were assigned during the week you choose.
- Please submit the paper via Canvas by the end of Week 5.
In this paper you will:
- Provide a brief synthesis of the reading(s) (about a ½ -1 page)
- Critique the reading(s) (about 1 page)
- Pose a series of discussion questions (at least two) based on the readings with some background as to what made you think of those questions (about a ½ -1 page)
- Cite all sources (in-text citations and a works cited/references/bibliography page) and submit the paper via Canvas after you have completed it.
Writing a good critical reflection paper is more demanding than it might appear at first. It is not simply a matter of reading the text, understanding it, and expressing an opinion about it. You must allow yourself enough time to be clear about what each text says and how the texts all relate to one another (if there is more than one reading that week). In other words, this critical reflection paper requires you to synthesize the intellectual work of others—that is, bring it together into an integrated whole. When preparing to write your papers, it is crucial that you allow yourself not just enough time to do the readings but enough to digest what you have read and to put the results together into a unified account.Here are some resources that may help you while you are planning, writing, and editing your paper:
Critical Reading Reflection
Paper Expectations (about
Underdeveloped Developing Developed TOTAL
Provides a brief synthesis of the
reading(s), considering the texts
both individually and collectively
(about a ½ – 1 page).
Skillfully critiques the argument,
main point, problem, or issue the
author discusses and how the
author discusses it. Check the
instructions PDF for what to do
and not to do in a critique (about
Presents at least two discussion
questions based on the readings,
including some background as to
what made you ask those
questions. What about the
reading(s) made you wonder
about the topic of your question?
(about a ½ – 1 page).
Avoids spelling and grammar
mistakes (please proofread!).
Correctly cites any sources.
yes/no (points will
be deducted if
several mistakes are
TOTAL: 37.5 60 75 Total: 70