Common Reflective Writing Assignment for INTG305

Three Elements of the Assignment

1.       Observation – As part of the course unit on the Camino de Santiago, you will read Paolo Cuelho's The Pilgrimage.  This book is the focus of your writing assignment. Be sure to take careful written notes at the as you read and jot down any questions you may have. You will hand in these notes to the instructor after you finish the writing assignment.

2.       Analysis – After reading the book you will explore the topic of pilgrimage in writing in the context of the course.  As you analyze your topic you should break ideas down and put them back together and begin making connections between ideas encountered in this book and topics discussed elsewhere in the course and in your own experience.  Be sure to consider what this reflection means to you intellectually, personally and socially.

3.       Deriving Implications or Meanings – In your written reflection on this topic you must offer conclusions about where this reflection has led you in your journey to understand sacred places.  In other words, write about what your views on pilgrimage and sacred spaces were before and how they have (or have not) changed or perhaps become more solidified as a result of reading this book.

This written reflection must be at least 1000 words in length and no longer than 2000 words. (Use Word Count) The paper must be handed to the instructor via email or on paper but it also must be submitted to via Remember: The notes you took as you read the book must also be handed in class to the instructor.

Here are instructions for submitting your paper via

Note: Be sure to print out the digital receipt you receive from when you submit your paper and hand it in to the instructor along with your paper.

This written reflection is due on Tuesday, Oct. 18th.