Reflection Paper On Self Reflection

811 Words Dec 20th, 2014 4 Pages
The last eight weeks have been quite a journey! My reflections of my experience include the two essays: “Self-Reflection Profile Essay”, the “Critical Analysis Essay”, and the final draft of my research paper “Puzzles and the Link to Problem Solving Abilities”. The posts I chose are from our first class discussion on Gladwell’s “The Matthew Effect” (Gladwell 2008), the discussion of our “Week 6 Stereotypes and Truth”, and a reply to some questions asked about my discussion.
My first essay was the scariest. We were asked to write about ourselves, reasons we returned to school, write an argument based on Gladwell’s story “10,000 Hour Rule” (Gladwell 2008) and apply the MLA style of writing (whatever that was!). It was all new and very foreign. Having to write about myself and express my own opinions was a huge challenge. I was grateful to have what I consider thought-provoking articles (thank you Mr. Gladwell). I found I needed to develop discipline in order to organize my thoughts and express them coherently. I was also a little nervous about sharing my words with my classmates. The process reminded me a little of going into the ocean to go swimming: That first step to get accustomed to the cold water is for me always the hardest. In keeping with the “going into the water” theme, the next essay was a continuation of getting adjusted to the cold water. I became somewhat more comfortable with writing the “Critical Analysis Essay” (Gladwell 2008). Not only did I…

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