Here we offer two good examples of thoughtful reflective essays that effectively and substantively capture the author's growth with time at CSUCI. We recommend that you simply write your personal essay before reading through either of those models-then, getting completed the first draft, read these to consider areas in your background that you simply haven't yet addressed and which might be highly relevant to your growth like a readers, author, or thinker.
Any mention of the either of those essays should be properly reported and credited failure to do this comprises plagiarism and can lead to a failing grade around the portfolio and possible other serious effects as mentioned within the CSUCI Code of Conduct.
Sample Reflective Essay #1
Author: Favors to stay anonymous
Being an British major I began to understand the peaceful, yet exhilarating moment when my thoughts engages by having an author's ideas on the page. As Toni Morrison states within the Dancing Mind, "[reading through is] to see a person's own mind dancing with another's." Within my beginning like a university student, I needed to understand the "true" concept of a piece or exactly what the author intended, however, I've now recognized this could void literature of their most significant difficulties. Individual understanding bring varied experience to some work which is also interesting to indicate messages the writer might not have recognized s/he incorporated within the piece.
I will always be a thinker, but throughout my training, I've greatly sharp my critical analysis abilities. Rather than concentrating on suggested meanings or biographical background, I began to continuously request "why" on a variety of levels. I challenge myself to search right into a text as deeply as you possibly can and unpack everything to build up an enjoyable close read. Also, by reading through multiple books through the same author I began to identify different writing styles making connections that weave texts together this assisted me create a much deeper knowledge of the books. After I take a look at certainly one of my newcomer level books and find out clean pages, I recognize that I didn't positively browse the book. I suppose you can state that I began to read having a pen, that has drastically taken my writing to a different level because I can connect back with my primary experience marked around the page.