Oftentimes, a letter grade does not reflect the effort that students put into a course, the amount a student has learned, or the skills that a student has acquired. A self-evaluation is one way of remedying this deficiency by illustrating and documenting your participation in the course from your perspective. This is the time to argue for yourself and put your best foot forward. In fact, it is in your interest to do the best job that you can on this assignment. The self-evaluation should be a one-page, typed single-spaced paper in which you address the following topics:

  1. Evaluation of your participation in the class
    1. Attendance
    2. Time devoted to materials
      1. blogs
      2. group meetings
      3. readings
    3. Class participation
      1. in-class contributions
    4. Group participation
      1. group contributions
      2. group leadership
      3. group as a whole
    5. Problems you encountered in your effort to complete the class assignments to your satisfaction.
    6. What you would have done differently
    7. Some of the skills or knowledge that you acquired
  2. A general assessment of how you will apply what you have gained (or not) from the class in the future
  3. Other activities of a historical nature that you participated in