How to Write a Project Reflection
This is an important step in the project process. This is your chance to process and show your understanding of what you learned through this projects. Reflection is where we grow as we identify strengths, areas for growth, and further interests.
Jot down your thoughts/ideas on a sheet of paper as you do the following:
- Read the daily logs you wrote during this project.
Reflect on your process: successes, problems, time efficiency, level of thinking, etc.
- Consider your original goals and why you designed the project.
Did you accomplish what you intended? Why or why not?
- Give yourself marks on the Rubric.
Think carefully about how you rate your work in each area.
Write. . .
Create the first draft of a narrative End-of-Project Analysis.
- Write the story of your project process from beginning to end. Do not just write the answers to a list of questions.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses at each step. Explain to your project team what and how you learned throughout the process.
- Describe what you learned overall and about yourself through this project. What will you use in the future? What mistakes did you make that you will not make again?
- Remember, you are advocating for your learning! A detailed, well-planned End-of-Project Analysis will support the credit you have earned without ever saying, “This project is worth 1.0 credit because. . .”
Revise. . .
Evaluate its content and structure. Make changes as necessary.
- Is it written in narrative form?
- Does it include analysis of each step in the project process?
- Is it thoughtful?
Edit. . .
Evaluate its fluency, conventions, and word choice. Make changes as necessary.
- Have you removed “I” and “you”?
- Are there good transitions from one paragraph to the next? From one sentence to the next?
- Is your sentence length and word use varied?
- Is it free of grammatical and spelling errors? (Did you have someone else read it?)
Present. . .
Submit the final copy to your Project Team at Assessment.
- Typed, double-spaced, standard 12-point font looks most professional.