Essay Assignment: Essay Reflection

Now that you have completed your essay, take a few minutes to reflect on the experience.

Assignment Instructions

  1. For this assignment, write thorough and thoughtful responses to the following questions:
    • What was most the challenging aspect of creating this essay?
    • What did you learn about yourself as a writer?
    • What might you do differently¬†the next time you write this type of essay knowing what you know now after writing this essay?
  2. Write your reflection on each question listed above, using complete sentences. Your final reflection assignment should fit the following guidelines:
    • 250-500 words, 12 pt font size, Times New Roman;
    • Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file.
  3. Submit your reflections as a single file upload.


Sample Grading Rubric
Criteria Proficient Developing Not Evident Points
Challenges Discusses the challenging aspects of writing this essay and an overall reflection about the assignment. Partially complete response about challenges of the paper. Incomplete description of lessons learned. __/6
Lessons learned Includes details about lessons learned from the essay and about what discoveries you made about your personal strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Partially complete response about lessons learned from the paper. Missing or incomplete explanation of lessons learned __/6
Changes for future Explains how the lessons learned from this essay will affect the way you approach future writing assignments. Partially complete response about how writing this essay will affect similar essay projects in the future Missing or incomplete explanation of changes for the future. __/6
Writing and Organization Paper is at least 250-500 words; is easy to read and has no or few grammatical errors. Paper is too long or too short, or contains significant grammatical errors. Paper is difficult to read. __/2
Total: __/20