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Reflection Paper

In MDS 300 – Communicating Universally — you develop your Individual Degree Plans (IDP) and produce a Reflection Paper and Presentation based on this experience.

The Reflection Paper is a 2-3 page professional paper written in MLA or APA format, and should focus on 4 key areas:

  1. Your history – what brought you to the Multidisciplinary Studies degree?
  2. What did you learn from the interviews you conducted?
  3. An overview of your IDP which includes your goals and the types of courses you will take.
  4. What you plan to do after you graduate and how this degree will help get you there.

Reflection Paper Guides

The link below includes a list of suggested questions to use for your interviews.
Interview Questions

Use these questions as a guide to create your paper and develop your presentation.
Reflection Paper Questions
Reflection Paper Rubric

MLA and APA format

Review these links for help with MLA or APA formatting of your reflection paper. We highly recommend that you submit your paper to the Boise State Writing Center for feedback before turning in your final draft of your Reflection Paper.

MLA format
APA format
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