Stanford University Meditating Daily and Meditation Practices Reflective Paper When writing your response papers, please CONNECT your experience with medit
Stanford University Meditating Daily and Meditation Practices Reflective Paper When writing your response papers, please CONNECT your experience with meditation to other experiences, relationships, emotions, thoughts, etc. in your life. It should be a systematic and analytical account of your reflections as they relate to the knowledge, concepts and activities of the course. Make sure to read the Guidelines each week, because they may provide additional instructions for your response papers. If there are no additional instructions, please make sure to include your reflections on your meditation practice AS WELL AS the readings, web lectures, streamed media, etc. This is important, because it is one of the only ways for me to know you are doing the reading. However, please DO NOT provide just a summary of the readings, lectures, etc. I want to know how you are reflecting on them and weaving them into your meditation practice.
3 page minimum, 4 page maximum.
12-pt Times New Roman font
1” margins all around
Double-spaced, indent 5 spaces for new paragraph
Separate title page that follows APA format (See APA Publication Manual)
No reference page needed
CONNECT your meditation experience to (These should be included in every paper):
Readings, coursework (this one and others), work situation, discussions with others, past and present experiences, thoughts and ideas, self-reflections.
Things to address in your reflections (These should be included in every paper):
What you agree or disagree with, what strikes you as important or transformative, what you think is missing from the presented materials, what you have questions on or what needs further clarification, responses to a question or activity posed by instructors.
Pitfalls to avoid:
Describing or summarizing the readings (instead, say what you think and feel about them as you reference the readings. You can also offer critiques of the information and pose questions as you reference the readings).
Making few or no references to the readings, lectures, streamed media, group discussions, etc.
Making few or no connections to your personal life experiences and meditation practice.