Reflection Paper Guidelines
ASTR 101/NSCI 101
Reflection papers are designed to formally consider what
they have been learning and to organize it through writing. The following will help you understand the
must be typed
should be at least 3 pages long
should use formal language and correct spelling and punctuation
reflected upon may include any information covered in class or in the
reading from the beginning or the quarter to the present
may take 1 or 2 topics and examine
them deeply, or more topics examined in less detail
writing, consider the following:
have we studied that is interesting?
new things have you learned?
has your learning affected preconceptions or misconceptions you brought
with you into class
does your learning affect you view of the world and the universe?
what you have learned change your behavior in the future?
Ultimately writing these papers encourages you to find what
is meaningful to you and thus it adds value to your learning. Do
not simply outline or summarize the material we have covered. I want to know what the material means to