In each of our two reflection essays, you are asked to choose one of our discussion topics and reflect upon how the dialogue with your classmates furthered your knowledge or understanding of a particular topic. Specifically, I will be looking to see the following information in your essay:
You clearly identify one of our discussion topics and provide a short description of the main themes of discussion. You may choose any discussion topic that we have written about so far in this term. Please choose a topic that was especially interesting or important to you.
You use the anthropological terms associated with the topics of this discussion and demonstrate that you understand what they mean and can apply them appropriately.
You describe your own opinion about this topic when you began the discussion assignment and you summarize some aspect of your initial post.
You describe at least one of your peer’s posts and identify ways that their understanding or example of this topic was similar or different than yours.