Tips on Writing Reflections for the CXC English A SBA

THE ENGLISH A SBA

REFLECTION (5 MARKS)
Please note that the reflections must be written in class. Each reflection should comprise of 150 words. You should have three reflections in all, and each reflection has a different focus.

Reflection 1

In this reflection, you are expected to reflect on how each of the three pieces you have selected shaped your thinking about the topic. As you consider how each piece has shaped your thinking, consider the following: Have you gained any new knowledge? What does each piece make you think or feel about the topic? What do you understand more? Has your thinking changed?
Recommendation: Encourage students to reflect on how each piece shaped their thinking in a separate paragraph.

Reflection 2

This reflection focuses on the use of language in each piece. For print stimuli, focus on how the writer/author uses words to communicate or evoke a specific response in the selected stimuli. Firstly, the candidate must identify the particular language technique like emotive language, descriptive language, figurative language, narrative voice, diction or slang. After identifying the technique, there should be a discussion on how well it helped to achieve the purpose of the piece. For non-print stimuli like pictures, cartoons or photographs discuss the impact of the message conveyed, the effect of the image, the emotional appeal or relevance to the issue/topic/theme chosen.
Recommendation: Comment on the use of language in each piece in a separate paragraph.

Reflection 3
This reflection should be completed after you have done most of your tasks. It focuses on how the process of completing the SBA assisted you in becoming a better person. Have you become better at working with others in groups? Have your research skills improved? Are you better at public speaking? Are you better at time management? Have you improved your ability to critique written and spoken information? Identify three ways in which you have grown as a person and elaborate on each way in a separate paragraph.
Please ensure that you share your reflections with members in your group so that they can give you feedback. This will help you to improve your reflections and is evidence of group activity. You should also note the feedback given by your teacher.
           
Reflection 1 – (It focuses on how each piece shaped your thinking.)

Sample Paragraph
(This is based on one piece.)
Kay Ireland’s article ‘The Effects of Skin Bleaching’ is quite eye opening because it shows me just how destructive skin bleaching can be. It provides several examples of the effects of skin bleaching like aggravated skin disease, impaired healing, uneven skin colouring and dryness or burning. It gives me the details I need to educate those I know who are bleaching or who are considering it so that they will think twice before making a mistake.

Reflection 2 – (It focuses on the use of language in each piece).

Sample Paragraph
(This is based on one piece.)
            Ireland (2017) in her article uses research evidence to support the information she presented on the effects of skin bleaching. For example, she refers to studies, one conducted by the Department of Dermatology in Senegal and another by the Dermatology Unit in Nigeria to provide specific examples of the adverse effects of skin bleaching. This makes her information reliable as it shows that it is based on facts. This also establishes the information as being objective.

Reflection 3 - (It discusses how the process of the SBA has made you into a better person.)

Sample Paragraph
(This sample only discusses one way the SBA made the student a better person.)
            The process of completing this SBA has impacted me positively. Before engaging in this research, I was a very shy person. However, being required to work in a group challenged me to be more assertive and sociable. I also have become more confident to speak in public. This came as a surprise to me as I usually avoided speaking before people. I now realize that I am quite capable to deliver presentations

Prepared by: Melissa McKenzie

Comments

  1. Thank you. You have enlightened me enough so I can now explain to my child what is expected of her.

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    1. yes well done the best parenting. Comparing your child with others

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  2. This is very helpful indeed.Thanks much

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  3. Thanks very much ...I'm a csec student and don't know one things what my teacher says

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  4. Great...now am aware of what to do

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  5. Thank you alot this has helped me with my SBA

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  6. Thanks so much...Now i am not completely lost on what i have to do

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  7. Thank you this has helped me alot.

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  8. can literally survive school now

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  9. This was way,way,way helpful thank you for your kindness.πŸ’–

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    1. Good day. Reflection 2 requires much attention to the use of language in your pieces. You have selected a specific topic and three pieces that present information on this topic. As you read each piece, look at how language is used to bring out information about your language. Does the piece use figures of speech? Does the piece use persuasive techniques? How are these used? Are they effective? Is there a particular tone? If you have chosen a picture, what are the elements of the picture that help to highlight your specific topic? You should be able to look at how language is used and comment on it. Please revise language devices so you can know what to look out for as you read. All the best as you complete your SBA.

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    2. it should be atleast 3 paragraph?

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    3. Three paragraphs are enough - one paragraph per artefact/piece.

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  11. Very helpful and precise, couldnt have been better. Thank much

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  12. How do you write a reflection for an image (comic image)

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  13. Thank you this has been very helpful

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  14. I don't get piece 2 so muchπŸ˜‘I'm lost

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    1. look how long you suppose to finish ur sba and u just doing it now

      im in same position too lol but i almost complete mine goodluck on ur sba

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  15. For reflection 1, does it cover all 3 sources within the 150 word limit?

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  16. This has been quite informative. Thank u

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  17. Hi, how many words are supposed to be in each reflection for it to be sufficient?

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    1. Each reflection should have a word limit of 150 words. It is outlined in the English A syllabus and in this blog post as well.

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  18. Hi I don't have a reflection 3 because your reflection 1&2 is my reflection 1

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    1. You are required to have three separate reflections. Each reflection has a separate focus.

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  19. I think you are the best you do it on your ownπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  20. To all those who left feedback, every word is appreciated. Your feedback is helpful in showing what works for you and what can be done to make the experience better for you.

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  21. Still doesn't understand how to do this.

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  22. this is very helpful, since that the deadline is just at the corner .

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  23. Thank you for helping me to figure out how to do my reflection 2 and 3

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  24. It gave me a rough idea on how to write a plan of investigation so it was really helpful

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  25. Thanks so much, I was looking all over for this information but could not find t anywhere. Now I know what to write on my reflections. This is really helpful.
    :)

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  26. Thanks for your helpful information

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  27. erry body stop da cappin yall been knew what to do yo ahh was just aint sho

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  28. This is so helpful. As a CSEC student I don't even understand what my teacher teaches.

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  29. This was so helpful. thank you so so much

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