UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

AGED 275 Final Paper Requirements

Summarizing your Experience

The reflective paper serves to summarize your thoughts on the experience of working in an agricultural education program and being an agricultural educator. Your paper should pull together the key ideas from your journal, apply the main points from our class discussions, and reveal your views on being an Ag teacher.

Details:

  1. Key Questions: your paper needs to answer three key questions:
    1. What did you learn from the time you spent working in an agricultural education program this semester?
    2. How did what you observed match the discussions we had in class and online?
    3. How has this course impacted your desire to become an agricultural education teacher?
  2. Length: 2-3 pages
  3. Format: Flexible. You need to address the 3 key questions, but can choose the format that works best for you.
  4. Deadline: The paper must be completed AFTER you finish your 30 hour field experience. Submit your paper to the Final Paper folder in the D2L drop box.

Evaluation:

Criteria for an A paper

  1. Addresses all three key questions in depth
  2. Strong organization with specific, pertinent details
  3. Well written with few spelling/typo problems
  4. Written in the 1st person point of view (I observed…, I feel that…)

Criteria for a B paper:

  1. Addresses all three key questions in depth
  2. Good organization with minor lapses in specific, pertinent details
  3. Solid writing with some punctuation, usage, or spelling errors
  4. Written in the 1st person point of view (I observed…, I feel that…)

Criteria for a C paper:

  1. Addresses all three key questions, but answers lack depth
  2. Fair organization but insufficient supporting details
  3. Inconsistent use of first person
  4. Several punctuation, usage or spelling errors

Criteria for a D/F paper:

  1. Fails to address all three key questions
  2. Poor organization
  3. Not written in first person
  4. Many punctuation, usage or spelling errors