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Reflection. Suggestions for Reflection. Reflection is about more than what you feel; it’s about what you are thinking and about connecting your thoughts to your recent actions and your future actions. Think of reflection as a conversation with yourself.

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Suggestions for Reflection

  • Reflection is about more than what you feel; it’s about what you are thinking and about connecting your thoughts to your recent actions and your future actions.

  • Think of reflection as a conversation with yourself.

  • Use reflection to put your assignments into a broader personal or intellectual context.

  • Reflection can often raise more questions than it answers, because you are pushing the boundaries of your learning—and that’s a good thing.

Suggestions for Reflection

  • Reflection is a more personal form of expression, so don’t be afraid to take risks with it.

  • Don’t use reflection to evaluate your courses or the professors

  • Elaborate: Just saying something like “I learned a lot” or “I liked this assignment” is not reflection.


Summative Reflection

  • In what ways have you improved as a student? What brought about those improvements? Point to specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions.

  • What was your biggest accomplishment in your education to date? How did your courses and internship help you reach it? Be specific.

  • What skills did you master in program? How are they reflected in this eP? Be specific.

Process Reflection

  • What problems did you encounter in completing the assignments in this eP? How did you address those problems?

  • Talk about the strategies that led to the completion of your degree.

    • How did your thinking about it evolve over time (point to specific experiences)?

    • How did your understanding evolve with your coursework/ internship (again, point to specific experiences)?

    • What went according to plan and what surprises did you encounter?

    • What still needs work?

Evaluative Reflection

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of your various assignments in your eP? Explain while making specific references to your work.

  • Discuss your best work from eP and explain why it’s your best. Be specific.

Reflection on Learning

  • Make connections between what you studied in your program and your Gen Ed courses (ie – composition to law, or teamwork to management)

  • Make connections between what you studied in your various program course to other program courses (ie – marketing to ethics, or management to economics).

  • Make connections between your coursework and your internship. How did they enhance or contradict each other?

  • Reflect on how you thought about creating an eP before you took this course and how you think about it now that the course is over.

  • "One of those aspects would be my internship at Accounting Connections where the skills I learned in the family business and at Tunxis came together to one package that I could use to help further myself as a Field Marketing Representative. To be successful in the position I had to have some knowledge of accounting obviously. Although accounting was not a strong subject of mine I still learned enough from having to take Principles of Accounting as a requirement of the Business Administration program to be successful in my duties at Accounting Connections. I would also need to be able to have a good sense of teamwork, ethics, critical thinking, some quantitative reasoning, aesthetic engagement, and of course the scientific method. All of these skills are apart of the Tunxis General Education Abilities and were sneaked into the curriculum of each class I took to complete my major.  Everyday that I would go out into the field I would see these abilities shining through whatever I was doing.

  • The classes and experiences that brought me to understand and appreciate these abilities are all explained on the left under each General Education Ability. I feel that the specific hand picked evidence that I have compiled are the strongest that I can recall from my time at Tunxis. Within each assignment or experience that I speak of I recall having a so called "light bulb" moment where I came to understand the importance of the corresponding ability. 

  • These abilities are all essential by themselves but when put together they represent a completed fabric of learning that allows the student who has conquered these abilities to become more well rounded and ready to set sail into the real world of business. They lay the foundation for future learning as they are the stepping stones to my future.”





Let’s Start – In General

  • Why did you enter college?

  • Why did you pick Tunxis?

  • Why did you pick your major?

  • What was your favorite class at Tunxis? What was your most challenging class?

  • Who was your favorite teacher?

  • What was your favorite out-of-class activity/experience?

  • What is the one thing you are most proud of?

  • What is the one thing you wished you did differently?

  • What would be your biggest weakness before you started your degree? How did you overcome it? What is it now?

  • How are your goals reflective of what you learned at Tunxis?

  • When you look back in 10 years, what do you think will be the one thing you remember about the classes you took?

  • What did you learn from making this eP?

Let’s Start – Program & Gen Ed Abilities

  • What evidence best shows your strengths in your degree program?

  • What is the most important thing you learned while a student here?

  • What do you wish you spent more time learning?

  • Think about the courses you took and the evidence that you put into your eP. How do they relate to each other? (ie – critical thinking and communication, or teamwork and ethics, etc.) Be specific.

  • How are you going to use what you learned in the next stage of your life (Bachelor’s or Career)?

  • What one thing that you learned in your degree program will have the biggest impact on your future?

  • Why are their ten Gen Eds? Why are they all important to your future education/career?

  • How did your education to date increase your global awareness?

Let’s Start – Adding Reflection on your Internship

  • What was the most important thing you learned in your internship?

  • How did your classes at Tunxis help you prepare for the internship?

  • What was the biggest surprise?

  • What was the biggest challenge?

  • What was most rewarding? What wasn’t very rewarding?

  • What did you learn about your future career direction as a result of the internship?

  • What specific skills did you take from the class into the internship? How about the other way around?

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