In your reflection,
In your reflection, provide an introduction about yourself and address the following questions:
- Who are you and what are your goals?
- What is your personal definition of success?
- What kind of person do you want to be?
Write a well-organized reflection, about 2 pages in length (typed, single-spaced).
Be sure to review the guideline for writing a reflection paper that I posted in Blackboard.
There is only attempt for this submission.
HOW TO WRITE A REFLECTION PAPER
INSTRUCTOR: JARED OLUOCH, PH.D.
In this class, you will be required to write reflection papers on various topics presented.
The reflection paper expresses your opinion and understanding of the topic under discussion.
As such, the reflection paper should have a professional tone. Your opinion should be backed
by evidence. This document outlines the format I expect of the reflection papers in this class.
I do not want to restrict you on the format to follow. I want you to have the academic
freedom to express your thoughts. As scientists and engineers, we are training you to have
the utmost level of professionalism and ettiquette. The reflection paper should be about two
pages in length, single-spaced, 11 or 12 points font size. It is okay to go beyond two pages
if you have more thoughts to share. The maximum should be four pages.
The reflection paper should have the following contents.
(2) Introduction. Here is where you write your general views about the topic under
(3) Main paragraphs. Here you should expand on the views you had in the introduction.
They should flow logically. You should look at both sides of the coin. In other words,
you should discuss the positives and negatives if they exist.
(4) Conclusion. Summarize the key ideas from the paragraphs.
Let me give an example from the first session in class. The title of the reflection paper
would be ”Welcome, Introduction, Syllabus & Academic Policies”. Here is how I would
structure the rest of the paper.
The first session of the class ENGT 1000 was to welcome students, and introduce us to the
syllabus and academic policies. [You may insert a personal reflection]. Since the COVID-19
pandemic, I had been indoors most of the time and really looked forward to getting my first
campus experience. Except for a few technical glitches in the first few minutes, the session
went well. The instructor of the course, Dr. Jared Oluoch, introduced himself and walked
us through the syllabus and Blackboard. Dr. Oluoch explained the structure of the weekly
modules, assignments, and reflection papers. We had opportunities to ask questions through
the chat. In the sections that follow, I will describe in details what the class is about.
Here, you should discuss the structure of the weekly modules, assignments, and reflection
papers each in its own paragraph.
In conclusion, I found that the class is what I was hoping it would be [or not]. I wish the
class would cover more [a, b, c]. One thing I like about the structure of the class is […..] It
is my hope that this class will provide me with the necessary preparation I need to succeed
in my undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo.