Toolkit Resources


Fostering Reflection in Student Writing

Author: Salt Lake Community College

“Highly productive and creative individuals think about their own thinking while they are thinking. This process, called metacognition, allows people to engage in a valuable conversation with themselves, exploring their background, questioning and correcting their thinking in the process, and pursuing the dynamic power of their minds.” – Ken Bain, What the Best College Students Do

This handout, used at Salt Lake Community College, provides students (and teachers) with ideas of how high-quality reflective writing can enhance the assignments in their general education ePortfolios. It includes sample reflection prompts and a list of tips for writing reflectively.