Self-assessment and new understanding

in your portfolio, you will write a reflective piece of writing on your development of academic skills throughout semester 1 and semester 2.

You can choose any 1 or 2 aspects of your learning, such as (but not limited to):

• the research process
• critical reading
• academic writing
Note: Choices must be agreed to by your EAP teacher.

You will evaluate your learning in these areas using support for what you are saying. This can be in the form of discussion of:
• extracts from your semester 1 and 2 Reflective Writing Journals
• teacher feedback on work or assignments
• specific examples, peer comments etc.
Note: You might use all or only some of these.

How will you organise the main body of your work?

Any coherent piece of writing is acceptable as long as you meet the assessment criteria. (These are available on Blackboard.)

Two possible approaches are:

1) Use your chosen aspects of learning as the key sections of your essay and ensure you include each of the elements below throughout each of your paragraphs:
• Description of the learning process / skills development
• Analysis
• Evaluation (self-assessment and new understanding)
• Future actions/ development

2) Follow a similar structure to your Reflective Writing Journals using the following headings:
• Description of the learning process / skills development
• Analysis
• Evaluation (self-assessment and new understanding)
• Future actions/ development