Managing Stress and Time
1) Self-Reflection Paper on Managing Stress and Time
A self-reflection paper differs greatly from most other academic papers you are assigned. As the writer, you are asked to write in first person, making “I” statements that encourage you to explore your emotions about the work you have accomplished throughout the semester. Required is American Psychological Association, or APA, style, it is similar to writing an essay in APA style.
You will incorporate in text citations and references that connect your chosen topic to your reflection.
Writing the Paper
You will complete a reflections paper of a minimum of three full pages to four pages in length for this assignment. Personal reflections are an opportunity to connect a topic or issue discussed in class with your own work experience, with what you aspire to, or with what you have observed in others. Submit double spaced in APA to Moodle with a cover page and a minimum of 5-10 references and 3-5 topics.
Write a first draft of an introduction paragraph. In three to five sentences, relate your personal life to the class. State a pivotal conclusion you drew from the class that affects the way you view or act in your own life. You explain this correlation in the coming paragraphs.
Write one to three paragraphs citing specific examples from the class. Cite the materials you used to study, such as books, essays and films. Cite the teacher’s lectures. Cite projects you or your classmates completed. For each source, state at least one conclusion you drew. Explain how and why that source affected you as it did.
Write at least one paragraph comparing your views before and after taking the class. Mention a pivotal moment in the class that stands out. Explain the opinions you held about the subject matter of the class before taking it, and whether these opinions changed. If they did change, explain why. (For each topic-relate learning from class and impact on you)
Write a conclusion paragraph explaining how the lessons learned through the class changed how you act or may think in the future. If the class did not change how you act or think, explain why. If you would like to make helpful suggestions to the teacher for improving this class in the future, do so.
Reread your first draft paragraphs and edit. Cut out unnecessary words. Check to make sure you used “I” statements. Check grammar and punctuation.
2) Power Point presentation
1. Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation should include:
a. Title Slide
b. Length: Project will be graded on quality vs. quantity of information at least 6 content slides and at title and reference page. (5 lines and 5 words per with speaker notes)
c. Conclusion Slide
d. Reference Slides and citations on corresponding slides
2. Presentation should adhere to APA 6th edition format in reference to citations and references.
3. Presentation should be constructed with creativity in mind including graphics, charts, video, etc.
4. Course presentation will be delivered using Voice Over Power Points
If you have any questions pertaining to the information needed for the paper, just ask, I will be glad to inform you with any information needed to complete the paper.