Reflecting on Your Learning

First answer the question below:

  1. What were some of the things you learned about writing by completing the paper in stages, as you have done?  Which of these do you feel was the most important, and why?

And – respond to one or more of the following questions:

  1. Now that your team has made a recommendation regarding the company you researched, would you be willing to put your own money behind it (assuming you had the money)?  Why or why not?
  2. Based solely on the recommendations made by the other teams, would you be willing to invest money in their companies?  Which ones and why or why not?
  3. Have your attitudes about investing in the stock market changed from the beginning of the quarter based on what you have learned in the course? How?



Module 10 – Self-Reflective Essay


What is it:

An essay is considered reflective when the writer looks back on a particular experience and discusses what they learned or better understand because of it. Many teachers have students write reflective essays at the end of major projects or units, hoping they will consider their own understanding of the material before the class moves on to the next topic.
From: DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning: The Self-Reflective Essay

The Format

Section 1: Include a thesis sentence: See Examples below

Thesis Statement Example One: Author Sonya Tecla once said, “Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things…then better yourself.”

Thesis Statement Example Two: When I first saw the assignment required me to write a self-reflective essay, I thought, “If I’m not back in five minutes… wait longer!” (From the movie “Ave Ventura: Pet Detective) But I didn’t have to wait five minutes because once I got started writing the essay, the rest became easy.”

Thesis Statement Example Three: The Business writing course has been a plethora of insight for the budding professional, but beyond anything else, the biggest difficulty in this class is the core of its teachings and communication.

Section 2: The Body of the Essay Must Contain the Following:

  1. The body of the essay should have three to four paragraphs. Each paragraph has its own central idea and should be about five or six sentences in length.
  2. Format your paper in 12 point Times New Roman font in a Word.
  3. Model Student-Written Papers: available in Module 10
    • Module10-Self-Reflective Essay1.pdf to see a model
    • Module10-Self-Reflective Essay2.pdf to see another model

Section 3. What to Write About

Choose three or four subjects to write about from the list below.

What were the most valuable skills you learned in this course? For example? Why? How did your writing skills improve in this course? Consider research, analysis, integration of evidence and sources, outlining, paragraph creation, memo and report structures, and/or adapting for different readers and purpose, and writing by yourself or with a partner.

Compare your skills prior to taking this course. What, specifically, has changed in your writing? When writing about this subject, you might discuss how tone, diction, and attitude affect your reader in terms of establishing friendly business relationships.

Moving forward, what areas do you feel you need to improve and how will you do so? Consider time management, proofreading and revision, researching and analysis, outlining, structuring, accessing and using models for guidance, following directions and rubrics.

OR: Write about a subject your choice that reflects upon your learning and acquisition of skills in this course. This is your chance to be creative.

Enjoy this final writing assignment reflecting on your learning and knowledge!