Critical Reflection

Step 1: Capture your topic. Take a moment to think about what you identify as one of the most meaningful, relevant lessons presented in the course readings or supporting materials, for Weeks 3 and 4. Select a 1-2 sentence direct quotation from the applicable learning resources that reference, in a germane way, the issue, idea, or concept key to that lesson. This quote will become the prompt for your Critical Reflection assignment. That is, it will be a focal point of your assignment, representing what you identify as an important takeaway that you hope others will consider a deeply important truth or lesson of this class. To support deep reflections on the topic, and the writing of the assignment, the quotation should be relevant to a topic you can tie directly to your own (or others’) experiences, observations, and critical reasoning. It should also be something you are willing to think critically about and are willing to discuss through the writing of this assignment.

Step 2: Write your reflection composition. Once you have identified the quotation prompt that will anchor your reflection, place it at the top of your assignment, below the title. Follow the quote by a line space. On the next line begin the body of your assignment. In 300 to 400 words (in meaningful, well-organized paragraphs) defend your belief that there is an important truth or lesson, relevant to this course, to be gleaned from this quotation. Essentially, your job is to clarify what the lesson to be learned is and to then strongly (and thoughtfully) defend why you think the lesson is vital.

Step 3: Write a Discussion Question that Would Prompt Further Dialog on the Topic. End your reflection composition with a line space and then post a single, relevant, provocative, open-ended question that you believe would prompt further debate and reflection by readers on the topic addressed in your composition.

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