In what ways have you improved as a writer/artist/scientist/etc.? What brought about those improvements? Point to specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course.
What did you learn by creating the signature assignment? Be specific with respect to your work on the assignment and the topics/skills/concepts you learned in the course.
What was your biggest accomplishment in the course? How did the signature assignment and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.
What skills did you master in this course? How are they reflected in the signature assignment and other course work? Be specific.
What problems did you encounter in completing the signature assignment? How did you troubleshoot them, if you did?
Talk about the aims and strategies that led to the completion of your assignment. How did your thinking about it evolve over time (point to specific experiences while working on the assignment)? How did the assignment evolve (or not evolve) with your thinking (again, point to specific experiences) about it? What went according to plan and what surprises did you encounter? What still needs work?
What risks did you take in the assignment/course? Be specific.
Outline the steps you took to complete the signature assignment, and tell me about your thinking at each step.
Write about your learning process throughout this course and what it felt like at different stages until you mastered certain skills. Discuss skills you are still developing.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your signature assignment? Explain while making specific references to your work. Discuss your best work for the course and explain why it’s your best. Be specific.
Discuss each piece of work for the course and touch on the strengths of each. Be specific.
Reflection on Learning
Make connections between what you studied in this _____ course with what you’ve learned in other courses at SLCC or before. Make specific references to your work in this class and in the other courses. How did what you learn in the other courses enhance what you learned in here, and vice versa?
What does your work on the signature assignment illustrate about you as a learner? Be specific.
Take a look at SLCC’s learning outcomes for General Education at the end of this syllabus. Note that while no specific course helps students move toward achieving all of those outcomes, each Gen Ed course is supposed to help you make progress in achieving as many of those outcomes as are relevant to the course. Making specific references to your work in this course, tell me how you have progressed toward achieving at least three of those outcomes.
Reflect on how you thought about (course topic) before you took this course and how you think about it now that the course is over. Have any of your assumptions or understandings changed? Why? What assignments/activities/readings were influential in this process? How will you approach (course topic) differently in the future?
What aspect of the signature assignment made you want to learn more about ________? Why?
Outline a chronology of significant events and “Aha” moments during the semester. Why do these events and “Aha” moments stand out? How did they help you develop as a student inside and outside of the class?
Paint a textual landscape of your learning throughout the semester. What learning and skills would you use as “landmarks” within this landscape? Why?
Write a very short personal narrative (story) about the time you spent creating the signature assignment for this course. Include musing, scene setting, and dialogue. Include both your perspective as you created the assignment and your perspective once the assignment was submitted.
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