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Reflective Essay

Reflective Essay for the EWRT100B / LART100 Portfolio

In order to submit your portfolio you must first meet all the other the requirements established by your LART100 or EWRT100B instructor for successful completion of the class. You’ll want to make sure you have satisfied those requirements before writing this essay.

Content: Write a brief essay, of at least two pages, to reflect on your progress in EWRT100B / LART100, and to argue why you are ready to go on to EWRT1A. This essay will go in the front of your portfolio, serving as an introduction to your work for the teachers evaluating the portfolio.

Prior to writing, look over all the work you've done for the class. Then, reflecting on your 100B or LART100 work, consider why you chose the essays you are including in your portfolio and how they demonstrate your readiness for EWRT1A. Plan to refer to specific examples from your portfolio essays to show how your writing has improved.

  • Discuss what you have learned in LART100 or EWRT100B. This might include practice in organization, analysis, development, vivid examples, construction of better sentences, proofreading, writing process, and so on.

  • Include how your writing has changed or improved as a result of what you have learned in this class. Remember to provide specific evidence for your claims.

  • Evaluate what still needs improvement. Make sure to write about what you'd still like to work on with your writing. Remember that all of us, teachers included, are still trying to be better writers, so what are you going to focus on next in 1A and beyond?

    Audience: De Anza English teachers

    What we're looking for in the reflective essay:
    Clear organization
    Well-developed, focused paragraphs
    Specific examples, details
    Well-constructed sentences
    Correct grammar and punctuation

    Form: typed, double-spaced

    Due: This essay is due as part of your portfolio on ________________.
    PLEASE NOTE: I will not accept late portfolios. If you do not submit a completed portfolio on the due date you will receive a NO PASS for 100B.

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