Write a 250 Word Reflection on Unit 1.

Please include the word count on the top of the page.

The reflection should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font.

Questions to Consider:

Metacognition is what we call reflection: an awareness of our learning process—both how and what we learn.

 Transfer: Is the concept of how we can transfer this knowledge/ awareness/ learning into other aspects of our lives. For example, how can we use this learning in other classes (math classes, architecture classes, fashion classes) or in the world outside of City Tech (our careers, etc). 

 We have talked a lot about our learning process as readers/ writers/ speakers. Now, it is time for us to reflect on this learning!

 A Unit Reflection asks you to reflect or look back at the module and think deeply about the readings, the major project, and the short writing assignments you completed.

First, let’s think about what each of these mentor authors taught us:

  • Donald Murray “All Writing is Autobiography;”
  • Maybe I Could Save Myself by Writing by Jose Olivarez
  • Amy Tan “Mother Tongue;”
  • Jose Antonio Vargas “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant;”
  • Malcolm X “Learning to Read.”  
  • Jamila Lyiscott “Broken English
  • Mike Bunn “How to Read Like a Writer”

 Next, let’s think about what we learned from all of our different writing assignments, both short and long!

  • In class writing
  • Reading Responses,
  • Brainstorming,
  • Note Jotting,
  • Reading/ Writing Questionnaire,
  • Literacy Narrative 

 Guiding Questions

You do not have to answer each question, but rather use them as a guide or inspiration as you reflect or look back on the unit!

  • Discuss what you learned about yourself as a writer and a reader in the process of writing this Literacy Narrative. For example, what part did you find the most challenging? Or the most successful? Did you try anything new like using a narrative technique or revising with a specific focus?
  • Which of the readings, if any, influenced you or inspired you? Explain the influence, USE SPECIFIC examples. [Donald Murray “All Writing is Autobiography;” Amy Tan “Mother Tongue;” Jose Antonio Vargas “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant;” Malcolm X “Learning to Read.”]


  • The focus of the unit was on Genre and Literacy Narratives, what did you find interesting? What did you learn? What would you still like to learn more about?
  • What are your thoughts on the experience in general? Was it a useful learning experience? What specific skills or perspectives did you acquire as a result?
  • How could you transfer something you learned in this Unit to other aspects of your life both in City Tech and outside of City Tech?
  • Is there anything else you want me to know about you as a writer or reader or your work in this class?