Reflection Paper Guidelines

After reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Ann Fadiman, please write a 1000 word reflective essay using the following questions as guide:

Explain your interpretation of the meaning of the book’s title

Choose two to three themes to reflect on

Culture collision (collision of two cultures, how?)

Culture compromise





Hope amidst loss

Please refer to the following document under “Cultural reflection: the story of Lia”

Reflection essay outline and link

Using Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle

Reflection paper rubric

The software Turn It In will be used to assess for plagiarism

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Hook—give a quick preview of the most exciting part of that story

Thesis Statement—without giving too much away, write how this experience influenced you.

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Description of an influential person, place or event

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The effect of the person, place or event had on you at the time

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Lesson learned from reflecting on person, place or event


Summary of the experience

Overall impact/lesson learned