The state requires that each graduate project include a written report touching on what the student accomplished and learned during their project. As facilitators, mentors, and community members, we also like to read about how undertaking a large, choice driven project has helped students learn more about themselves both interest and career wise but also in regards to understanding academic and life skills such as time management, organization, persistence, critical thinking, and problem solving. Taking time to reflect on the various aspects of the project allows you to genuinely assess where success occurred, where improvements could be made, and how this project and process will be beneficial moving forward.
The written element for District 91’s senior project will be a reflective essay, which is exactly what it sounds like. An essay in which the student reflects on the experiences they encountered while completing their graduate project.