Format for Module Reflections
Please submit your reflections directly to Canvas (do not upload documents as this slows down the grading process) using this exact format, including titles for each paragraph/section. Note that these reflections are not papers or essays; they are intended to be broken into sections.
You may choose to write out your reflections (with each section clearly defined) as a word document and then copy/paste onto Canvas.
Thesis: [Insert thesis here. Your thesis should be a concise statement (~2 sentences) which summarizes the “what” and “why” of your response to the prompt. That is, it should tell me what your stance is on the prompt, and what philosophical evidence from the readings you intend to use to support your views. Your thesis may look like the following: “I agree/disagree with the prompt because ______________. According to [insert articles/philosophers and their main ideas here, and then draw your own conclusion from these ideas]. ” Your thesis should be philosophical in nature (vs. merely stating your opinion); to make it philosophical you will need to reference explicit ideas or concepts from the module.]
Evidence: [Insert evidence for your thesis here. This portion should be the majority of your reflection. It should be a thorough account of why you are making the argument that you are making. It should include explicit reference to ideas, concepts, and authors from the firsthand texts of the module – not from the Powerpoint only.]
Counter-argument: [Insert one argument someone might make against your thesis. This argument should be philosophically based and come from ideas or concepts provided in the readings.]
Response to counter-argument: [Insert brief response to the counter-argument provided. Your response should address the counter-argument and then respond to it; to do so, you should rely on the evidence and philosophical reasoning you initially used to defend your thesis in the “Evidence” section above.]