Answer the following questions:
1. Does the content of the assignments contribute to your understanding of the subject? Explain.
2. Are the assignments challenging or not? Explain.
3. Are the assignments and examination materials phrased clearly? If not, let the instructor know if you need more clarification.
4. Identify your strengths and weaknesses in the following:
Writing a hook, identifying the problem you try to solve in your essay, explaining the purpose of your essay, recognizing the audience, framing a thesis statement.
B. Body Paragraphs:
Writing a topic sentence, providing support, incorporating ideas of different authors (summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting), using transitions, writing a concluding sentence.
Writing a refutation paragraph. Dealing with the opposing viewpoints.
Creating an argument. Understanding how people in opposing sides respond to each other.
Writing recommendations. warnings, asking rhetorical questions, concluding with quotes.
5. What course objectives have you achieved?
Critical thinking skills:
I. identifying the main claim, purpose, audience, and style of the article, speech, documentary.
II. showing what your position is and writing your own claim (thesis statement).
III. writing an effective Introduction and conclusion
IV. topic sentences and concluding sentences
V. using transitions
VI. acknowledging other people’s ideas
6. Are the requirements of the course clear?