In your first reflection paper, you will need to select one chapter from the Thomas Frank book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (while studying less). Read for at least 1 hour in order to prepare to write your 1st reflection paper.
This assignment will require you to connect what you have read in your extensive reading to discussions we have had as a class and to your own experiences as an international student. You will also need to connect the information in the reading to how it will help you be successful in your journey through graduate school.
In your first reflection paper, you will need to address the four questions listed below. Your reflection needs to be a balance of your ideas/experiences with the information/concepts you gained from the chapter you read. Your paper should interpret and connect ideas from the chapter rather than summarize the text or give unsupported opinions. Your reflection paper should have a clear introduction and conclusion. Do not simply write the questions with your responses below them. Your reflection paper should read as a coherent paper that fully addresses each of the four questions. All borrowed ideas, words, and phrases are to be given proper credit with the use of APA style citation (APA resource link here).
- How does the chapter your read in 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (while studying less) connect with what you already knew about the topic?
- What did the information in the chapter reveal about you as a learner and as an international graduate student studying in the US?
- Of the information you learned, what key concepts would you share with a new international student preparing to study in the US. Why do you think this information would benefit this student?
- How will you use the information in the chapter to build your skills for future graduate success?
Your reflection paper should be typed, set in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced, and each paper should not exceed 500 words. You will need to save your document as a Word doc or PDF. Before you submit your work, be sure to proofread your paper for sentence structure and grammar errors as this is part of your grade.