Reflective Essay Prompt
All students taking English 101 at Wenatchee Valley College must take
the final in-class exam. The exam is a new type of essay called a
Reflective Essay; in this type of essay, the writer reflects on her/his
experience in the class, and examines what learning occurred. The
purpose of this essay is to consider what you’ve done well, what
learning you have acquired, what you still want to do, and why the
class was important to you. In order to do this successfully, you must
consider any learning that you’ve acquired over the course of the
quarter, compare that learning with what your writing was like before
the course, and speculate about how the learning you’ve acquired in
this class will help you in the future. Consult your notes from the
Exam Prep Day for how the exam will be administered and what
appropriate topics to write about might be.
Check out the handout called “Ideas for Writing a Reflective Essay” in
the document library. Look at the section of your book on In-class
exams for hints on how to prepare yourself for actually taking the test.
Review notes from our Exam Prep Day for what to write about.
Make sure to follow Ms. Shank’s hints for exam preparation, during-
exam calming hints, and review all notes. Make sure to come to class
on time, as our time slot is only two hours; you won’t get two hours
for your exam if you get there late.
The exam will be December 13, 8-10 am, in Sexton 6003.