You may optionally engage into the psychological principle of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) for this assignment. It consists of writing three reflections to explore your thought process before, during and after the writing of this essay. I will give you time to complete these during class, and you may submit them as Daybook Omega for extra credit.
The first of these reflections is called forethought. Once you are familiar with this assignment outline, you may use this prompt to analyze your thoughts on the assignment. What is the assignment’s intended purpose for your education?
What do you hope this assignment will do for your skillset,, knowledge or interests? What strategy or process can you engage to get there? Most importantly, how does this assignment feel? And how does that compare to the principles and values that you could derive from completing it?
The second of these reflections is called performance. Once you’ve completed significant research or begun writing your essay, analyze your effort. How effectively have your managed your time? How are you meeting your goals from the first reflection? What has changed? How will you modify your strategies or process going forward to complete the assignment?
The third writing is called self-reflection. After you’ve turned in your essay, reflect on the assignment. Evaluate your level of success (or failure) in completing this assignment. What have you learned (or not learned)? What goals, value or principles did you work towards in completing this assignment? How does that make you feel?