Due: 11:59PM on 12/19 (no exceptions)


(approximately 600 words)

We have arrived at the end of the semester! Now it is time for you to reflect on what you have done over the course of the last few months. You will write a final reflection (approximately 600 words) that takes into consideration the three questions below. Additionally, if any of your units have been revised, include a paragraph in the final reflection explaining the changes you’ve made and why. This is a graded assignment.

Questions your reflection should address:

  1. What have you learned about yourself as a reader and writer this semester?
  2. How have you changed or developed as a reader and writer this semester?
  3. Discuss what you learned in this class and how you might transfer this knowledge to other writing tasks, assignments, or situations either in college or in your community.
  4. In the course of your reflection, quote your own writing from each of the three major assignments. Choose quotes that illustrate something about your writing, the assignment, or the genre, and explain why you have included these particular examples of your writing.

Here are the grading criteria for this project:

Your reflection…

  • is thoughtfully written and has a point– it’s not simply a list answering the questions above.
  • uses language, grammar, and sentence structure that makes your meaning clear.
  • includes details and examples from your own writing that illustrate your experiences in the course.
  • has been proofread.
  • is approximately 600 words
  • is submitted on time.


Put together a portfolio that includes your Final Reflection and final versions of major assignments (Units 1, 2, 3).

Note: You may choose to revise one of your major assignments. If you do revise, please tell me clearly in your reflection which assignment you have revised. If you choose to revise a piece, include a short paragraph in the final reflection explaining the changes you’ve made and why. 

Putting the portfolio together:

Your portfolio must include the following in the order listed below. Use the Final Portfolio template under Course Profiles > File Library:

  1. Reflection on your growth as a writer, reader, and researcher – approx. 600-650 words
  2. Unit 1 (just include the URL of this assignment)
  3. Unit 2 (just include the URL of this assignment)
  4. Unit 3 (just include the URL of this assignment)
  5. Optional Revision (include the entire revised text)

Portfolio grading:

Final Reflection: 70 points possible

Unit 1: 10 points possible

Unit 2: 10 points possible

Unit 3: 10 points possible

Optional Revision: This will not affect your Portfolio grade; instead, it will change the original grade of either U1, 2, or 3.

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