Unit 2 Reflection

Write a reflection on Unit 2 that is at least 250 words. Please include the word count on the top of the page. The reflection should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. 

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, nursing classes) or in the world outside of City Tech (our careers, etc). 

We have talked a lot about the research and inquiry process. We have discussed the importance of letting questions guide our research and using sources in different genres to help us better understand our topics. Now, it is time for us to reflect on this learning! 

A Unit Reflection asks you to reflect or look back at the Unit 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:

  • Your 3 sources
  • “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” by Laura Bolin Carroll

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

  • Reading Responses
  • Research Questions
  • Source Credibility Assignment
  • MLA Citations
  • Reflective Annotated Bibliography
  • Research Presentations

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 module! 

  • Discuss what you learned about yourself as a writer and a reader in the process of writing your reflective annotated bibliography. 
  • For example, what part did you find the most challenging? Or the most successful? Did you try anything new like analyzing the author’s craft or evaluating a source’s credibility?
  • Which of the readings, if any, influenced you or inspired you? Explain the influence, USE SPECIFIC examples. Your 3 sources and “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” by Laura Bolin Carroll
  • The focus of the unit was on Genre and Research and Inquiry (asking questions), 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 module 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?