Reflecting Checklist

Students assigned to the task of “Reflecting” in a given week should use Twitter and the class blog to post thoughtful — though not necessarily as formal — reflections on the readings and topics of class that week. You may complete an analysis of one of the primary texts we read, or respond to a secondary text or critical piece by articulating how that critical piece helped you understand a primary text differently. You might summarize a class discussion, providing links or other evidence to extend the conversation further.

The tone of a reflection piece may be less formal than a Blog Article, but it should still be crafted with care, using grammatically perfect and stylistically effective language where possible. You may use images, links, or other media, but these elements are not strictly required as they are with a blog article.

Alternatively, you may find that other formats and sites are more helpful contexts for your reflections. Twitter, for example, provides some immediacy, or you may prefer using Tumblr to share this kind of thinking. Heck, maybe you’ve figured out some way to use Pinterest to present some interesting ideas.

Whatever the case, it needs to be something that the class (and the world) can easily access, so eventually it needs to be posted on the blog, linked to from the class blog, or posted on Twitter (with hashtag #engl386).


  • Did you share your reflection in a way that the class can access it?
  • If it’s on the blog, is your reflection post appropriately categorized (it should be under “Reflection”)?
  • Are your insights relevant, meaningful, and potentially helpful to your fellow students?
  • Did you submit your URL in Canvas?

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