College students, job seekers or professionals looking to advance their careers may be called upon at some point to write a self-assessment and reflection paper. This type of essay poses a challenge, as the point is for the potential employer or professor both to critique your writing skill as well as to get a feel for how you see yourself. When writing this type of essay, be honest and critical, but also showcase your strengths and assert confidence in yourself.
Write a 225-to-275-word, one-paragraph self-assessment of each essay listed below. Read my comments on the graded essay, and consider what you did well and what still needs work. This will help you focus on improving your writing. An ideal paragraph contains a topic sentence, three or more examples (things you did well or poorly in your essay), a specific detail for each example, and a concluding sentence that returns to the idea of the topic sentence and provides a sense of closure. (A concluding sentence that looks toward the future would work well for this assignment.) You do not need to submit preliminary steps for self-assessments. Also, because of the topic (your performance), you may use first-person pronouns, but otherwise be sure to use formal grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Submit the paragraph as a Word attachment (.docx or .doc) on Canvas no later than the time class begins on its respective due date listed here:
Assignment # 7 Self Assessment / Reflective Essay
When you write your self assessment essay, you do not only have to enumerate your strengths and weaknesses, you have to analyze them. It is necessary to dwell upon how these or those features of character help you in your life, and which features of character you would like to get rid of and how you are going to do this. Therefore, be creative and critical while your self assessment essay writing. Do not mention only positive traits of character, no one is ideal and you will look like a liar.