Has your experience in the course been consistent with those expectations?

Your final self-assessment paper is intended to provide the opportunity to reflect on your development over the course of the semester, while relating this specifically to class content, discussions, and activities.
Your paper should be between 5-6 pages and should include an introduction, three sections with subheadings indicating the themes/ideas most relevant to your development, and a conclusion. Papers should be written in Times New Roman 12 point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Ensure your paper has been proofread and is free from spelling and grammatical mistakes. It is always good practice to have someone else read your paper before your final submission. You may also choose to visit the Psychology Writing Center. Specific guidelines for each section of your paper and a rubric are available below.
Provide a brief description of your expectations coming into this class. Has your experience in the course been consistent with those expectations? If not, why do you think that is? Foreshadow your three themes that you will focus on within the body of your paper. Example themes include, “women’s differential treatment in the workplace” or “unrealistic standards imposed on women.”
You will focus on three themes within the body of your paper. Create subheadings for each of the three themes in order to help organize your paper. These themes represent topics/ideas that have been most salient to you over the course of the semester. Within each section, discuss the relevance of the concepts of your choice to your life. What two readings, activities, and/or assignments sparked new thinking in these areas? These two examples MUST be from the course and can include any additional resources posted in each week’s module. Be sure to cite those sources (for example, Miss Representation documentary) . How has your understanding of each of these concepts/themes evolved and changed over time? What major events/developments in your life helped shape how you think about these concepts? Where do you go from here? How can you use this in your future life and career?
Provide a brief summary of your themes, why these themes were the most salient to you across the course of the semester, and how/why you think these themes have/will impact your life going forward. Provide any closing remarks or comments that you wish. As a note, students frequently forget to put time and effort into their conclusion, which is an essential part of your paper. Be mindful that your conclusion contains the essential elements you would want a reader to take away from your paper.

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