Argument Analysis Reflection


Step 1: Grade Your Own Paper

Decide whether, in your opinion, your paper should receive an A, B, C, D, or F (plusses and minuses not needed). You'll have to decide for yourself what criteria you consider most important (i.e., clarity, conciseness, mechanics, quality of points made, etc.), but remember our class discussions and our hypothesis called the "Golden Rule of Writing": Writing is a service to the reader.

Step 2: Reflect on the Experience

Write a 500-word, single-spaced formal memo in which you reflect on your experience writing the Argument Analysis. Rather than just listing off the answers to the following questions and leaving it at that, use these questions as a springboard to your own original thinking. Your response should be more like a story or discussion, frankly presenting your version of what you learned in the past weeks and using specific details from your experience as evidence to support and illustrate the points you make.

Wondering what a formal memo looks like? Try the OWL at Purdue.

Turn It In

If you decide to meet with me for a grading conference, please upload this assignment to your Submitted folder on Dropbox before our meeting. If you choose not to do a grading conference, it should be uploaded to your Submitted folder on Dropbox by 9:00pm on Friday, May 31. Please follow the file-naming and format guidelines.