By Lauren Rosenberg
In preparation for final conferences, I give my students a self-evaluation sheet to fill out. The questions below are simple, easy ones for students to reflect on. I ask my class to work on the self-evaluation outside of class, then to bring it to the final conference. Usually, we start conferences with a conversation about the self-evaluation.
- What are some of the strengths you brought with you to the course? How do you see yourself as an asset to the group?
- What is one way you could have contributed more orally -- that is, in class discussions, in peer review, and in conferences with me?
- What is one way you could have contributed more in your written work? How would you have approached your writing if you were to take the course again?
- Have you learned anything about writing that has prepared you for other courses? English courses only? Or different types of writing in other disciplines?