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Weakly Reflection Format!

  1. The reflections should be written in the form of a response to an essay question, including:
  • A thesis statement (1 sentence) in the first (typically brief) paragraph responding clearly

to the question asked (e.g., “In this essay I argue that…”)

  • A summary of the key points of your argument supporting your thesis (1-2 sentences

directly following your thesis statement and typically at the end of the first paragraph

[e.g., “To support my argument, I consider points A, B and C.”])

  • A well reasoned argument (typically 2 paragraphs after the thesis statement paragraph)
  • Topic sentences describing paragraph contents, reflecting key point in your argument
  • Sentences containing relevant information and analysis supporting your thesis
  • A conclusion at the end of the final paragraph.
  1. Respond to the question based primarily on readings and lectures. There is no need to draw from outside material, though you may do so.
  • Write succinctly and clearly, editing out all unnecessary verbiage.
  • Use proper grammar and pay attention to writing style.
  • Summarize and/or use examples to support your thesis.
  • Demonstrate a close reading of the material and refer to specifics of authors’ arguments.
  • Paraphrase rather than using quotes, unless you want to highlight and/or analyze

something specifically related to how an author says what you choose to quote.


  1. Your personal opinions and feelings about the material are important, and you are strongly encouraged, but not required, to express these in the assignment. For instance, you may:
  • Relate issues and themes to contemporary social, environmental or political topics
  • Explore your feelings about the issues raised in terms of personal experiences
  • Comment on the ethical implications of the issues addressed by the question

Form: Two-page total writing.

  • You must use a 12-point font.
  • Use parenthetic references for all citations with page numbers in MLA format [e.g., (du

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