+ Self-Assessment

Purpose: The assignment asks you to assess your own learning in this class by documenting how you achieved the syllabus’s learning goals and outcomes over the course of the entire semester.


  • To focus on the course goals that you felt you made the most learning/progress on (and alternately, on ones you felt you fell shy of making excellent strides in.
  • To prove your individual learning from the semester by demonstrating how you made progress on some of the course goals.
  • To showcase your multimodal composition understanding by practicing your skills on an individual text.

Due Date: No later than the end of the exam period, Tuesday, December 13, 5:10pm, uploaded to the /self-assessment/ DropBox.

The assessment is a chance for you to tell me what you’ve learned over the course of the term, how the class goals will extend beyond this particular class, and what major items you want me to most know about your learning over the semester. Refer specifically back to the course goals, and focus on one or two main points that you want to make about your learning in this class. This final text is a demonstration of your learning throughout the whole class, not just the final project.

Your self-assessment can be done in any medium you deem necessary to make your point. If you need to use clips or images or audio to provide examples of this learning, you should. I also expect you to be able to say or write or show in an intelligent way what you learned this semester.

Remember that I am your primary audience for this piece (read: academic/teacher). I take these assessments very seriously, and they are incredibly useful in my teaching this class and learning from students how to better teach this class. Check out student examples from last semester’s 239 class (listed on our semester’s first day: student reflection examples ) — some are better than others, and I’m sure you can judge for yourself.

This piece should stand on its own rhetorically and might be the equivalent of 4 polished written pages, 2-3 minutes of audio, or 1-2 minutes of video. -ish.

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