topic city forms and city practices
Students must draw on all of the readings for the particular selected unit in their reflections.
Although students are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the readings, reflection papers are not intended to simply summarize the readings. Rather, students should outline the main points of the readings and use this as the basis for a critical reflection.
- Critical reflections should demonstrate depth in thinking about the material they are learning, and evaluate critically how theories and practices of geography can influence their own lived experiences and observations about the world.
- Students are encouraged to draw on other sources in addition to course materials, including the weekly discussion postings from previous Units if applicable.
- All sources, including the course readings, lecture notes, and discussion postings must be properly cited using APA.
- Reflection papers are to be written according to academic scholarship standards (1,000 +/- 100 words excluding title page and references).
Reflection Papers will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall.
Activity/Competencies DemonstratedGradeComprehensiveness/20a. all weekly readings are incorporated into the reflectionb. reflection moves beyond course readingsCritical Thinking/70a. reflection makes connections between the readings and the real worldb. the argument includes a critical analysis of the readings and deep engagement with course ideas, drawing on student’s experience and interests Writing Style/10a. reflections written according to academic scholarship standardsb. writing is clear, well-organized, and free from spelling and grammatical errors c. writing follows APA guidelinesTotal/100