English 11

Experience without reflection

does not lead to education.


For a final summative diagnostic writing experience, you will write three good paragraphs on the long Advocacy project of the English 11 curriculum.

Your first paragraph should evaluate the long assignment --render a judgment: how well did the project meet its intended ends? It was intended to

  • make your writing better by providing you with a "real-world" audience--other than your peers

  • help "close the gap" between the school and the community, allowing for a more meaningful education

To what extent has the project met its ends for you? For others? Explain with evidence.

Your second two paragraphs explain some things that you have learned from doing the advocacy project. Consider what have you learned:

    • about life in your democratic republic?

    • about yourself?

    • about your community and species?

    • about the digital communications tools you have used (including this wiki)?

    • About effective communication?

Please be honest in your opinions and careful in your expression with these three paragraphs. Your judgment/feedback allows the curriculum to be strengthened.