What approach has the writer taken to the reflective essay? What appears to be the writer’s purpose or goal? What works in this reflective essay rough draft? What aspects of the essay are most successful or effective, and why? What is your overall impression? What message or effect do you come away with? What specific aspects of writing does the essay discuss? To what extent does the writer refer specifically to aspects of the class, either activities and assignments, or the writer’s own writing? If the writer has not made such connections, where could the writer do so? What surprised you about this reflective essay? What did you learn? What other specific suggestions to expansion, enhancement, or improvement can you offer?