Use “Reflection Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric” on Canvas course homepage for guidelines on how to write paper. Make sure to include an introductory paragraph, body paragraphs and a conclusion.
1. What is your motivation in life?
2. What is your mission in life, as Celeste Headlee mentions in the video?
3. Share one goal (that comes from this motivation and mission) that would allow you to more fully express your potential.
4. In what ways would either actively working towards or achieving this goal allow you to experience more deeply the qualities of self-actualization, as outlined by Maslow? (Discuss at least two self-actualization qualities and the overall positive impact this would have on your life).
5. How would you feel to be working towards or achieving this goal?
6. In what ways would it allow you to contribute and give back to others?
7. Which of Maslow’s Obstacles to Growth impede your manifestation of your goal and why? Please use Maslow’s specific “Obstacles to Growth” list in the PP or through your own research on the internet.
8. Share at least one inner conflict, as Anthony Robbins suggests in the video, that keeps you from materializing your goal.
9. What would it take to make you more emotionally fit, as Anthony Robbin’s mentions in the video, so that you may attain your goal and experience fulfillment?
10. What are your detailed action steps with specific dates you will have them accomplished by that will move you closer to manifesting your goal? (Name at least 3 concrete steps that are directly tied to your goal that you can do today).
The papers are an opportunity for you to reflect upon the material more deeply and share how it relates to your life. These are reflection papers and because we are studying Psychology, you must feel comfortable or be willing to explore your interior and write about yourself. Unlike English courses, where instructors often say to write in third person, for these reflection papers, I would like you to use “I” when referring to yourself. Also, provide personal examples to back up your points, instead of simply making a blanket statement. For these papers, we are going for depth and quality of self-awareness.
Paper Length and Format
Approximately 2 pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, and either double-spaced, space between paragraphs or paragraph indentation. Along with paper content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and paper format will affect your grade. NOTE: WRITE PAPERS IN ESSAY FORM WITH INTRODUCTION, BODY PARAGRAPHS, AND CONCLUSION. DO NOT INCLUDE QUESTIONS IN YOUR PAPER NOR LABEL ANSWERS AS 1, 2, 3, ETC. IN PAPER. OTHER WISE, PAPERS WILL BE MARKED DOWN.
Please use Word, Grammarbook.com, and/or any other online writing support website to assist with your paper mechanics prior to submittal! Revised papers are not accepted and LATE PAPERS WILL RECEIVE A MAXIMUM SCORE OF 6 (LETTER D GRADE).
Late papers must be submitted through Canvas by the last day of instruction by 11:45 pm.
Here is a Grading Rubric, which provides some guidelines of how points are distributed.
Grading of Papers:
10 points – Outstanding paper. Includes introductory paragraph with topic sentence. Specify article’s name and author, or psychologist from text, or film title. Grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and spacing are error-free. Page format matches assignment. Address every question in assignment. Mention relevance of topic to your own life by providing personal examples. Ideas well thought out and expressed clearly on to paper. Demonstrate emotional and intellectual contemplation. Have a conclusion that summarizes introduction and body paragraphs.*
9 points – Still clearly written paper and follows most of what is written above*, but has minimal grammar, spelling and page set up errors. May not include introduction nor conclusion or not address one question.
8 points – Overall strong paper. Ideas thought out and expressed well with some need of further clarity and expression. Some possible grammar, spelling and page set up errors. May miss answering two questions, not include an introduction and conclusion, or oversee answering one question and not including either the introduction or conclusion.
7 points– Writing could be better organized and show deeper understanding of material and application to personal life. May not answer each question thoroughly. May not introduce author’s name, article title, nor introduction and/or conclusion. Possible frequent grammar, spelling, and page set up errors.
6 points- Does not fulfill assignment adequately.
0 points– Does not address assignment.