At the conclusion of the course, each student will prepare a Reflection Paper that is a summary of your experience at the field placement site. Suggested content areas are included in the Reflection Paper Rubric (located in the Course Information area), but these suggestions are not exhaustive nor is each element “required.” The summary should naturally flow from your unique and idiosyncratic experiences during your practicum. The paper should be approximately 5 to 8 pages in length, double spaced. Shorter papers will not be accepted. Students will not be penalized for longer papers, but writing should be meaningful. References are not required, but if included, they should follow APA style and are not included in the page limit. Please use spell check and grammar check to assure your paper is of an acceptable quality before submitting it to the assignment submission link and by email to your instructor. Papers which have not been prepared in this manner may be returned for further preparation, and students may lose points as late submissions.
|Salient Practicum Experience Information||Main points of the practicum experience are listed and explained.||Main points are used, but not explained in detail.||The student lists all experiences, but does not explain.||Minimum detail regarding the practicum experience.|
Evaluation of Practicum Experience.
|Conveys at least 5 opinions in the practicum experience report as well as evaluating one’s experience.||Conveys at least 4 opinions in the paper and evaluates experience.||Student accurately locates at least 4 opinions regarding the practicum experience.||Reports the experience, but does not share any opinion regarding his/her experience.|
|One to two paragraphs to describe practicum experience.||Several sentences are used to accurately describe the practicum experience.||Student summarizes most of the practicum experience||Does not summarize the practicum experience.|
|No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Adheres to APA rules for manuscripts||Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Minimal error in APA style.||A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. A few errors with APA rules for writing.||Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. Does not adhere to APA style.|
In order for one’s Brief Practicum Experience report to be deemed as successfully completed one must obtain a minimum score of 12. The maximum points allowed for this assignment is 16.