How to write a Reflection
- Revised: 2022-03-31
- In your lab reflection, write about what you have learned this week.
- What new skills do you have, what new historical knowledge, or what metacgnition (learning how to learn) have you developed?
- Evaluate your own work for the week. Did you produce strong work? If so, of what are you specificaly proud? If not, why not?
- What questions did this week raise for you about the past?
- How might you use what you learned this week in your career?
- How is life, work, or family supporting or challenging your learning?
- Have you seen an example in the news this week that relates to your learning? What was it and how did it connect to your learning?
- What feedback would you like to give the group who created this week's Assignment? Your feedback could be contstructive critique, congratulations on a job well done, sharing of information you think they might find interesting, or sharing a question the assignment sparked in you. Feedback will be shared, anonymously with the Assignment team.
If you are the assignment team, which team members did you feel contributed to your Assignment and Prepare at an appropriate level? An appropriate level is one that helped you complete the work on time and with attention to the requirements. An appropriate level is not necessarily as good a project as you wish.
Your reflection should be a paragraph written in complete sentences, with standard punctuation, capitalization. Answer the questions that are most important to you each week, not all the questions.
Good faith efforts will receive full credit. Short or unedited reflections will receive no credit.
Consider this model:
The Prepare questions really challenged me to review my notes from this week's readings. I thought I had taken good notes, but my notes were so uncomplicated that I found myself rereading a ton of the sources. That took more time than I wanted it to. Fortunately, with all my work on the Prepare document, the Assignment work I found in line with my expectations. Like the Han dynasty, I think a lot about road conditions because I live on a street with terrible potholes. Mapping poor road conditions with GIS wasn't something I had considered before, but I know MN DOT does that, so it makes sense previous governments did as well. I wonder how much road conditions in ancient China were influenced by the dynastic government how much by local governments? My dream job is working for a state department of natural resources, and most dnrs use GIS, so I'm glad I learned it. I'm continue to really stressed about COVID, but I'm grateful all my classmates are wearing their masks over their noses.