Reflective Cover Letter
To accompany your submission for the digital autobiography assignment, please prepare a short (400–800 word) reflective letter responding to the questions below. The letter should be addressed to me and be written in complete paragraphs (that is, it should be more than just a list of answers to the questions).
This letter will tell me about the work you've done on this project and why you think that work is important, interesting, or revealing. Note that this analysis represents a significant portion of the final project grade, so you want to spend some time on it.
- Begin your letter to me by telling me the title of your project and what topics you chose to investigate.
- Tell me the most interesting thing you learned doing this project, and tell me the most interesting thing your audience will learn from your project (these both may be the same thing).
- Tell me what medium you chose for this project, why you chose that medium, and why you think it was the most appropriate for your topics.
- Tell me about the feedback you received from your peers and what you did, or chose not to do, with that feedback.
- Tell me what this project says about your skills as a writer/composer.
- And, briefly, what does this project suggest about your digital life?
Then answer the following questions:
- If you had unlimited time and unlimited resources (money, staff, contacts), what would you do with this project?
- What problems, issues, challenges did you have with this project? If you solved those problems, tell me how you did it. Or, if those problems are still present with this draft, tell me what you might be able to do to solve those problems with another draft.
- Finally, most writers of fiction and non-fiction works like to acknowledge the readers, friends, family members, and editors who contributed in some way to their work. You may want to acknowledge the contributions of your peer reviewers in this class, of your roommates and/or parents who read/watched/listened to your drafts, and of individuals in the Student Technology Center, Writing Center, or library who assisted with your project.
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