Liberal Arts Reflective Essay, Fall 2017

The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to reflect on where you are now and what you expect from a liberal education at Hope College. The paper that you write will be archived, and you will use it during your senior seminar course.


Your paper should be both personal and analytical. While it should include your aspirations, it should also discuss how you plan to achieve them while you're here. What parts of your liberal education will speed you along; which will hinder you? How does your faith or lack of it figure in to all of this? Who are you now, and who do you want to be?

The paper will be graded on overall writing competence, creativity, relevant detail, and depth of critical reflection. Please sign up for a 10-minute slot to discuss the first draft of your paper at the Google Doc that will be linked separately. You'll need to email me a draft of your paper 24 hours before we meet.

The final paper is due in my mail box or email box at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The archived version must be uploaded by 1:00 p.m. that same day.

You must submit your final paper electronically, so that it can be archived for use during your senior seminar. To do this,