Students must draw on all of the readings for the particular selected unit in their reflections. For example, if students choose to do a reflection based on Unit 2, the paper must draw on the Dicken (2011) reading and the Knox et al. (2015) reading.
Although students are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the readings, reflection papers are not intended to simply summarize the readings. Rather, students should outline the main points of the readings and use this as the basis for a critical reflection.
- Critical reflections should demonstrate depth in thinking about the material they are learning, and evaluate critically how theories and practices of geography can influence their own lived experiences and observations about the world.
- Students are encouraged to draw on other sources in addition to course materials, including the weekly discussion postings from previous Units if applicable.
- All sources, including the course readings, lecture notes, and discussion postings must be properly cited using APA.
- Reflection papers are to be written according to academic scholarship standards (1,000 +/- 100 words excluding title page and references).