After reading C4, focusing on reflecting and the reflective letter, write a reflective letter similar to that described in the Writing Guide on page 42 of A Writers Reference. This assignment gives you an opportunity to explain yourself as a writer, your growth since the beginning of the semester, what you have learned, how your work shows you have learned it, and how you want to continue to grow moving forward. Note: Im not asking you to put together a portfolio; rather, I am asking you to look at where you started, look at what you have done, and explain how what you have produce (with specific examples) demonstrates growth as a writer.
Consider your writing, your thought processes, your strengths and weaknesses in critical thinking and analytical writing, and what, specifically, youd like to improve.
Some thoughts: Reflection is an important tool in our process of continual improvement through life. We engage in reflective acts any time we think back on something that we experienced, how we handled it, and what we might do differently if we could do it again. Reflection, then, is also an important tool in improving ourselves as writers. Reflection on your own learning and performance not only strengthens your analytical and metacognitive skills, but it also encourages you to think about how to improve going forward, not only in this class, but in all your classes. You should be specific with examples in this essay in the form of quotations or paraphrases of your original work. The examples should illustrate and explain your analysis of your own learning and progress. You will explain your progress so far, posit reasons for it, and think about how to improve going forward.
Format your work in the form of a letter similar to the one shown on page 39.