Final Reflective Letter
Stokes 1Dear Mr. Campbell,Looking back on this past semester of Honors English 1103, I am really surprised to see howmuch writing that we actually did. During that period, it really did not feel like I wrote that much but asI look through the plethora of writings that I have to upload to my e-portfolio, I stand corrected. Puttingtogether the e-portfolio has been an interesting process. I have never been the type of person to just dothe minimum to get by, or to do the same old thing that everyone else is doing. It was for those reasonsthat I decided to set a theme to my portfolio. That presented a whole new set of challenges for me. The biggest of them being that my theme must present itself through all facets of my portfolio. It must flownicely and actually make sense with what I was trying to show through my writings and my own personal journey. However, that was not an easy task and now I still sit here hoping that I accomplishedthose goals. To be honest, I do not know how some of my uploaded assignments relate to my theme, because I did not write many daybook entries on it. I just have to hope that they help example how Igrew as a writer, student, and human being in my studies and life throughout this semester.Personally, I feel completely different from the person that I was when I first started college.Just from being in college I am learning independence, life-skills, and a lot about music. I also amlearning a lot about myself and I can see a lot of changes in just a few short months. Specifically, I amlearning what my morals/values are, what it means to be me, and who exactly I am. I can attribute mygrowth to three main factors: my church, my friends, and this Honors English 1103 class. Specific tohow this class, it has facilitated a lot changes in my interests, passions, and views on life. Because of the assignments in this class, especially the Extended Inquiry Project, I am considering changing mymajor to something that will let me help children with special needs and/or autism. That is a hugechange for someone who has said they were going to be a music major for the past six years. Thefreedom that was allowed in the projects we did this semester really made me realize where my true passions lied, and that is with helping people (specifically children with special needs).