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COMM1000 Midterm Reflection (5%)
The Midterm Reflection is a chance for students to consider and critically analyze
the work they have already completed:

  • Quill Weeks 2-7 (6%)
  • Reading Assignment (15%)
  • Summary Assignment (10%)
  • Critical Thinking Assignment (annotation, planning, paragraphs – 15%)
    Academic Reflections are useful exercises for students to not only consider their
    approach to assignments, but to also deepen their critical thinking skills.
    CLO 1 – Apply a set of strategies to create short pieces of organized, coherent, clear, and
    concise writing with an understanding of one’s audience and purpose.
    CLO 3 – Apply basic understanding of critical thinking skills to engage with a topic.
    In a brief paper (1 – 2 paragraphs; 150 – 250 words) students will reflect on what
    concepts they have learned and applied successfully, as well as what concepts still
    need to be further developed. Some things to consider are provided below: (please
    do not write about all of these; students can also choose to focus on 1 or 2 specific
    assignments). This work must be completely your own reflection about
    assignments you have completed – using search engines or language learning
    models to answer these questions is a breach of Academic Integrity and will result
    in a zero.
    General Writing Skills
  • Use of Quill / Editing – Grammar; have you seen any improvement in your
    grammar skills? Do you think Quill is a beneficial exercise? Why or why not?
  • What areas were you most concerned about at the start of the term? How
    have you worked on these areas during the term?
  • How do you use feedback (from the professor / from yourself – checklists,
    rubrics, self-review)? Do you think feedback from a classmate would be
  • Do you use time well? (Work time during class, looking at assignments in
    advance, submitting work on time, saving time for editing)
    Critical Reading Skills
  • What strategies do you use to read and write assignments for COMM1000?
    Will these change in the second half of the term?
  • Are guided Annotations beneficial? Why or Why not?
  • How do you use class time to ask questions about assigned articles if you do
    not understand parts of the reading?
    APA & Academic Integrity
  • Have you used the provided APA entries for the different assigned articles?
    Why or Why not?
  • Do you have confidence in creating correct APA documentation for your
    future assignments? Why or why not?
  • How have you ensured that your work meets the requirements of the George
    Brown Academic Integrity Policy?
  • If you have breached the GBC Academic Integrity Policy, what have you
    learned from this?
    Keep your focus on one or two main points so that you can develop support with
    your specific experience. Again, this must be completely your own original work;
    there is no reason to quote or use other materials. All work will be checked for
    plagiarism; breaches of the Academic Integrity Policy may result in a zero.
    Evaluation: Students will complete the rubric with their own comments for this
    assessment, and the professor will mark with their comments. The students scoring
    will take precedence if supported with appropriate comments.
    Focus and Organization: 30%
    Assignment is logically organized and unified; the logical connection between
    content and course components is clear. This includes paragraphing, use of
    transitions, having a clear position and conclusion.
    Critical Thinking: 50%
    Student’s claims are consistently supported with appropriate, relevant, logical,
    convincing, and creative evidence (specific points from assignments or
    requirements). Evidence is critically and logically explained through analysis that is
    varied and fully detailed.
    Style : 20%
    Language is clear, accurate, concise, and creative. Language and tone are
    audience-appropriate (first person is fine, but second person should be avoided). All
    sentences are complete and correct; no grammar / mechanical errors which impede
    Submission Directions – Include student and course information, use a standard
    font and size (e.g. Times New Roman, 12 pt.), text must be double-spaced with
    correct indentation at the start of paragraphs. 1 inch margins. Submit to
    Blackboard as a .doc/.docx / .pdf file no later than 11:59 pm on July 13. Please use
    the provided file as directed.