Assignment

Assignment

Course Objectives:

· Prepare a scholarly reflection paper describing the artifacts in the portfolio and how they demonstrate skills, knowledge, real-world application, and mastery of the program objectives.

· Explain professional growth attained during the master’s program or explain your professional skills to a potential employer.

Prompt

Write a reflection paper that:

· Reflects on your professional growth during the master’s program– 

o What were your strengths at the beginning of the program and how did you leverage them to succeed? (List at least 3)

o What were your weaknesses when you started the program (List at least 3) 

§ How did you address them?

§ Are they still weaknesses?

§ What additional professional development can you do to continue growing in these areas?

· Describes each of your artifacts presented in your profile, the associated skills demonstrated, and how those skills would be beneficial to the employer.

Instructions:

Write a 2,100-2,800 word APA formatted paper.

The document should include:    

· Title Page

· Introduction

· Self-Assessment

· Personal Development Plan

· Reflection on the Course (what should we stop doing, what should we continue doing, and what should we start doing?

· Conclusion

· References 7 or more references using APA format

Grading Rubric:
Please review the rubric provided for details on how this assignment will be evaluated.

CategoryExemplary15-20 points
Thesis and SupportThe writing has a clearly articulated original thesis and subordinate ideas supported by reliable and relevant evidence based on original research.
OrganizationThe writing flows smoothly and logically from a well-defined thesis. It contains an appropriate introduction, conclusion, and smooth transitions.
StyleThe writing engages the reader through an original prose style appropriate to the subject. Language is precise.  Sentences are varied but not noticeably so. Active voice is apparent.
Mechanics/Syntax/GrammarThe writing is free of grammatical, proofreading, and stylistic errors. All quoted material is properly documented and cited.
APA formatReferences and in-text citations are included, appropriate and formatted correctly. Enough of the content is created by the student.
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