Purpose: Write a letter of 400-500 words to a future student of this course in which you summarize and evaluate your learning, and also advise the student on how they can best navigate the assignments and improve their writing skills.
Step 1: Look back at your journal entries from the Getting Started unit – how have your study strategies and critical thinking practices evolved this semester? What’s worked well for you and what hasn’t?
Step 2: Now that you’re at the end of the course, look at the Course Objectives in the Syllabus again. Rate yourself from 1 to 10 on each objective based on the work you’re doing now. What changed the most and the least, compared with the rating you gave yourself at the beginning of the semester? What was the hardest and easiest objective to improve?
Step 3: Look back on your major assignments, discussions, and essays. Pay particular attention to any instructor feedback you received. What feedback were you able to learn from and incorporate? What do you wish you would have known at the beginning of the semester that you know now?
Criteria on which you will be graded:
Your ability to analyze the quality of your learning outcomes.
Your ability to synthesize the changes that have occurred, and communicate those changes.
Your grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling.
Your fulfillment of the length requirements and completion of the steps above.