| Clarity of
| Little attempt is made to help the reader follow the subject and paths of reflection.
|| Some attempts are made to help the reader follow the reflection, but the twists and turns are sometimes confusing.
|| Following the strands of reflective thinking is easy and enjoyable.
| Depth of
| No real reflection takes place. Most of the writing is a re-telling of what's been encountered or stating simplistic truisms.
|| Identification of a main abstraction and at least one path of reflection shows a mind at work.
|| Thoughtful questioning, exploration of the main abstraction, and sincere discussion of the reflective journey reveal a deep understanding.
| Writing &
| Little care shown in writing or mechanics. Unfocused paragraphs, sloppy sentences and/or careless descriptions confuse the reader.
|| Care is taken in the writing and some level of creativity and flair is evident in word choice and imagery.
|| Creative writing, a unique and engaging voice, and polished prose mark this as an outstanding piece of work.