How did you get here? What was your personal path to the UW and to Honors? What do you hope to learn and explore while you are here? Where do you want to go from here?
Annotation: I appreciated this early reflection. It gave me some time to reflect on why exactly I was here, and made me even more sure that I was in the right place. This assignment also helped with organizing my thoughts and goals for the quarter, for the year, and for the rest of my undergraduate years. It was also a nice excuse to learn more about the people living around me: before the assignment was due, people on the Honors floor would talk about what they wrote about and why they came to UW. All different stories, and a great chance to get to know my peers better. All of their paths were so different from my own, and it was interesting to hear their stories in comparison with mine.