There is a required reflection essay attached to Sr. Project. The essay is
due initially on March 1, 2013 in the English classroom for a grade. Your
teacher will grade the essay and return it in time for corrections and
revisions to be made before the April 24, 2012, Advisor Meeting. At this
meeting, you will show corrected essays to your Advisor and sign a check out
sheet, making you eligible to present on Senior Project Night. The guidelines
for the reflection paper are below. It would be wise to keep a journal of
your work along the way to use when writing the reflection essay. The paper
should be minimum 1000 words in length, typed in a standard 10 or 12 point
font following MLA style.
Required Essay: Summarize your community service experience in essay form.
Address each of the following in your essay.
A. Briefly describe your project and the main activities of your project.
Describe changes you made from your original proposal.
B. Briefly outline the steps you took to plan, implement, and complete the
project. Indicate how much time you spent in completing all aspects of this
C. Describe the problems that occurred during the project. Explain how these
problems were handled.
D. Describe the effects you believe your project had on the community or on
the people who received your service.
E. Describe what you learned about your community as you worked on your
project. Describe what you learned about yourself and the importance of
giving something back to others.
Due March 1, 2013 in your English Class. Your English teacher may change
this date if he/she desires.
Major guidelines for your paper:
1. The paper should be related to the performance or understanding of your Sr.
Project. The first paragraph should describe your service, and how you came to
your question for research.
2. The paper should be minimum 1000 words in length, typed in a standard 10 or
12 point font following MLA style. (1000 words will not impress the
community board on May 2, 2013).
3. Three (3) – five (5) sources should be used. Books, journals, magazines,
and newspapers would be appropriate sources. You may also add information
from the World Wide Web, a personal interview, broadcast, or other source.
4. Sample papers will be posted on
If your paper has any of the following problems, you will receive an automatic
1. no “works cited” page
2) no citations within the paper
3) using wikipedia.com.
Remember, just because you got it on the internet, that doesn’t make it a web
site. You may use ONE website unless you get special permission otherwise.
Remember, just because you got it on the internet, that doesn’t mean it’s a
You are volunteering at Goodwill Industries.
Many of the people who shop there appear poor. You ask the questions:
What dollar amount does the government use to establish the poverty level?
What resources are available to those living below the poverty level?
How does one obtain government services?
You are helping raise money for Make A Wish Foundation.
The child who will receive the money you raise has been diagnosed with
leukemia. The questions that come to your mind for your research paper are:
What is Leukemia?
What are the treatments?
What is the current prognosis for children with Leukemia?