Reflective Journaling Entries Instructions
The goal of reflective journaling is to interact with new information that is particularly meaningful to you and to identify resources that will be help you enlarge your conversation by enhancing your interpersonal communication skills. As you engage in the assigned readings and the discussion boards each module/week, make note of insights and understanding that emerge and shed light on the particular communication needs, challenges, barriers, weaknesses, strengths, opportunities, etc. that exist in your interpersonal arena.
You will write a total of 4 reflective journaling entries in this course. Begin each entry with a specific reference or a quote from the module/week’s assigned readings. Use this reference to anchor your reflections on a personally meaningful topic in first person while drawing upon and synthesizing a variety of course materials. You may want to compare, contrast, or discuss various views on the topic articulated by different authors. The emphasis should be on self-reflecting, however, not merely summarizing or critiquing what you read. Consider the impact of your behavioral blend/personality. Examine your insights about yourself, your communication style, and your relationships from the perspective of a biblical worldview and your faith journey. Note that duplicating discussion board posts is unacceptable.
Each entry must be between 400 and 500 words. The content must be engaging, substantive, and interesting. It must be written in a focused and concise manner and be well organized with a logic progression of ideas and transitions that are clear and maintain flow of thought. Submit as a Word document, formatted according to current APA style (double-spaced throughout, first line in each new paragraph indented, but without any extra space before a new paragraph, etc.), free of grammar, spelling, and other writing errors. A title page with a title that summarizes your topic is expected, but an abstract is not needed. Use current APA style for both in-text citations and the reference page, while making sure references correspond and are correct.