Module 1
Asking Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Project
Module 6
Making the Grade

Are you satisfied with your project?

"The reward of a thing well done is having done it." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Part of education is applying what we have learned to how we work and how we interact with others. Even when we realize we could have done something better, we have learned a valuable lesson and can transfer this to future projects or interactions. The work you do today can impact your future and the career you choose.

No project is complete until you determine it was a job well done. When you play basketball, you know if you made the basket or you missed. When you play an instrument, you listen to see if you are in tune. How do you figure out if your project makes the grade? That's what this module is all about.

By the end of the module you will be able to say:

  • I can use reflection to evaluate the process, the completed project and the presentation.
  • I can apply what I have learned about the research process successfully in college and/or my career.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #3 below. Then, click next.

#1 Read and reflect on the points in Reflect on Your Process. Reflect on your project. Then answer these questions:
  • What is the purpose of reflection?
  • How does reflecting on the process differ from reflecting on the project?

Create a list of similarities and differences in reflecting on the process and reflecting on the project.


Read why it is important to reflect on learning in Reflective Writing from the UNSW in Sydney, Australia. Expand and read the section "What is Reflective Writing?" to learn what reflective writing is and is not.

Read How Do I Write Reflectively? Take notes as you read and think about what you will write in a reflection paper of your own.


Complete this Self-Check Research Review Word document or PDF for ideas on how to evaluate your product, your research process, and your self-assessment.

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