Disciplinary Literacy Tools Structure a Process for Inquiry and Argument Writing
Use the “Reflection” tool to assess your writing and set goals for improvement.
Students can run out of steam and lose focus as they write. Using the Reflection tool is one way to remind students of their purpose in writing and prompt students to actively set goals for their next steps. The Reflection tool can be used to help students monitor their progress and refocus their work, and it coaches students on key aspects of argument writing. In addition, the Reflection tool can be used to prompt students to reflect on and internalize key aspects of argument writing and identify ways to improve their writing– whether in revising their current argument or setting goals for what they might improve in their next argument.