Reflective Essay Assignment

Reflective Essay Assignment

For this assignment, you are required to write 5 reflective essays, each of 300 – 400 words length. These essays
would be based on the videos that are part of the learning material for this unit. You are required to choose ANY
five of the videos and write a reflection on each of the chosen videos. Each of these essays will account for 6%
of your semester grade (all five together determine 30% of your trimester grade).
The purpose of the reflection essay is to encourage a deeper exploration of the learning videos. Focus on
interpreting a specific aspect of the videos rather than skimming the surface or giving general comments or
opinions. A good starting point is to briefly identify how the ethical views/concepts impacted you, then move on
to a critical approach, theme, or analysis of basic elements (such as identifying how the video’s point of view and
the ethical concepts taught are presented). Support your reflection with personal observations, reasoning and
academic references.
Due Date: Friday, Week 11 – 11.55pm
Essay requirements: Your essay should be between 1500 and 2000 words in length. In addition, you should:
 Ensure your main idea is clear (what is your insight?)
 Engage the reader by using personal anecdotes
 Effectively use dialogue to help the reader understand your subject
 Support your reflections with personal observations and reasoning
 Clearly document sources using Harvard referencing style
Conclude your essay by doing more than just summarizing what you’ve learnt so far. Revise to clarify and
strengthen your reflections and edit to remove errors in spelling, grammar and mechanics so your writing is clear
and readable.
Format:
Please submit the following in a folder:
 At least one previous draft in the draft submission folder to assess the similarity level using SafeAssign.
 The final submission of your essay should be formatted with default Microsoft Word margins, double-
spaced, and printed in Times New Roman or Arial font size 12. This should be submitted in the final
submission folder.
Reflective essay marking rubric
Criteria Superior (4.6 – 6.0 points) Sufficient (2.6 – 4.5 points) Minimal (1- 2.5 points) Unacceptable (0 points)
Depth of
Reflection
Response demonstrates an
in-depth reflection on, and
personalization of, the
theories, concepts, and/or
strategies presented in the video. Viewpoints and
interpretations are
insightful and well
supported. Clear, detailed
examples are provided, as
applicable.
Response demonstrates a
general reflection on, and
personalization of, the
theories, concepts, and/or
strategies presented in the video. Viewpoints and
interpretations are
supported. Appropriate
examples are provided, as
applicable.
Response demonstrates
a minimal reflection on,
and personalization of,
the theories, concepts,
and/or strategies presented in the video.
Viewpoints and
interpretations are
unsupported or
supported with flawed
arguments. Examples,
when applicable, are
not provided or are
irrelevant to the
assignment.
Response demonstrates a
lack of reflection on, or
personalization of, the
theories, concepts, and/or
strategies presented in the video. Viewpoints and
interpretations are
missing, inappropriate,
and/or unsupported.
Examples, when
applicable, are not
provided.
Required
Components
Response includes all
components and meets or
exceeds all requirements indicated in the
instructions. Each
question or part of the
assignment is addressed
thoroughly.
Response includes all
components and meets all
requirements indicated in the instructions. Each
question or part of the
assignment is addressed.
Response is missing
some components
and/or does not fully meet the requirements
indicated in the
instructions. Some
questions or parts of the
assignment are not
addressed.
Response excludes
essential components
and/or does not address the requirements
indicated in the
instructions. Many parts
of the assignment are
addressed minimally,
inadequately, and/or not
at all.
Structure
Writing is clear, concise,
and well organized with
excellent
sentence/paragraph
construction. Thoughts are expressed in a
coherent and logical
manner. There are minor
spelling, grammar, or
syntax errors in the
reflection.
Writing is mostly clear,
concise, and well organized
with good
sentence/paragraph
construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and
logical manner. There are
few spelling, grammar, or
syntax errors in the
reflection.
Writing is unclear
and/or disorganized.
Thoughts are not
expressed in a logical
manner. There are major spelling,
grammar, or syntax
errors in the reflection.
Writing is unclear and
disorganized. Thoughts
ramble and make little
sense. There are
numerous spelling, grammar, or syntax
errors throughout the
response.
Evidence and
Practice
Response shows strong
evidence of synthesis of
ideas presented and
insights gained
throughout the entire
video. The implications of these insights for the
respondent’s overall
understanding are
thoroughly detailed, as
applicable.
Response shows evidence
of synthesis of ideas
presented and insights
gained throughout the entire
video. The implications of
these insights for the respondent’s overall
understanding are
presented, as applicable.
Response shows little
evidence of synthesis of
ideas presented and
insights gained
throughout the entire
video. Few implications of these insights for the
respondent’s overall
understanding are
presented, as
applicable.
Response shows no
evidence of synthesis of
ideas presented and
insights gained
throughout the entire
course. No implications for the respondent’s
overall understanding are
presented, as applicable.
Adherence to
format
guidelines
Adheres to the guidelines
in all ways.
Adheres to most of the
guidelines.
Adherence to format
guidelines
Submitted late or does
not adhere to any