Conference Two Report & Reflection
Report the goals for improvement you had set for yourself after Conference Two.
Summarize the feedback you received during your conference, paying attention both to feedback about new learning and improvement (or lack thereof) on habits, skills, and techniques you needed to work on after Conference One.
You received feedback on your writing process, your reading process, your current abilities to integrate your own ideas with those of others, and your engagement as a learner in the course so far. This section should report the most important pieces of feedback you received in all of these areas. Review your notes from the conference, the rubrics you received, any notes or comments on your paper and the conference recording you made to refresh your memory.
Be sure to include both positive feedback about what you’re doing well and constructive critical feedback indicating process or skills you’ll need to work on.
Feel free to use subheadings to organize this section of your reflection, but don’t feel obligated to. Please don’t write in bullet points.
For the things you’re doing well, explain what you’re doing well and why it’s working. For things, you need to work on, try to figure out and explain the obstacles to your growth and what you need to overcome them.
To help you figure out why things are going well or what’s limiting your growth, consider this: Learning to write well takes special knowledge about writing (for example, about process, techniques, goals) and about the topics you’re writing about, engaged persistent effort, frequent and varied practice, mentoring and feedback from someone who knows how to do it, learning from failure, and a commitment to learn anchored in an understanding of the value of writing in your own life.
To help you assess the value of what you’re learning in this class for your own life as a student, aspiring professional, citizen, and real human being, explain where else in your life you might be able to apply what you’re learning about reading, writing, and integrating your ideas with others, even if you have to adapt those skills to the different circumstances.
Feedback and reflection are only useful if you take actions based on them. What is your plan to act on the feedback you received in your conference? How can you build on your successes, learn from your failures, and make adjustments for the next arc of the course?
You’re free to explain your plan in any way you see fit. But your plan should be a SMART one and action-based. Proposed actions should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable in a reasonable amount of Time, and Relevant to the feedback you received.
This is not a SMART goal: I plan to do more margin notes when reading.
This is: I intend to make at least two annotations on every page of my reading starting with this week’s readings, with the further goals of making text-to-text connections and challenging the claims of other writers.
To get started thinking about your plan, you might consider asking yourself the following three questions:
- What should you continue to do?
I should continue to improve on my learning skills and engagement in class. Also, continue giving directed and useful advice to people I work with. I still need to work on my annotation fundamentals and annotating in general. Revisions of the idea after first writing are something, I should keep doing along with integrating the idea of the writer of the source paper.
- What should you stop doing?
I need to stop leaving out annotations for my papers because it does not allow for them to show their ideas connected to the source material. I need to stop making my essays just blocks of summaries with little bits of my opinions and idea.
- What should you start doing?
Start writing paragraphs by starting in the middle with a quote. As to better construct a sentence and keep in contact with the initial idea. This will help me prevent my essay block summary. Also, I should try it Advanced Informal Writing in order to Give my assays a bit more depth and work off of the writers work by questioning it.
I intend to at write least 3 annotations per page of assigned read and Start writing paragraphs for assignments from the middle outward. This is to help me keep track of meaning within the book I read.