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Requirements

Students can choose from one of the below options to meet the FWT Reflective Project requirement:

  • Reflective Essay. For more than 80 years the FWT essay has been how students have traditionally reflected on their FWT experiences. With updated optional prompts, this is an ongoing opportunity to write creatively and compellingly about your winter term. See Reflective Essay Guidelines for details. Due on February 21, 2014, this option is available to all studentsNote: All TELOS and Memorial grant recipients are required to write a reflective essay and make a presentation as outlined in the Grant Application Guidelines.
  • Interview. Practice your interviewing skills and reflect on different perspectives connected to the work you’ve been up to. See Interview Guidelines for details. Due on February 21, 2014, this option is available to all students.
  • Blog. Keep a video/audio/and or written blog this FWT. See Blog Guidelines for details. Weekly entries required throughout FWT, with a final summative entry due by February 21, 2014. This option is available to all students.
  • Video. Create a three- to five-minute video that chronicles an important aspect of your FWT experience and write an abbreviated essay about the process. See Video Guidelines for details. Due March 7, 2014. This option is available to all students.
  • Debrief Discussions. Use the art of conversation and active-listening to debrief your experience. See Debrief Guidelines for details. Participants are required to take part in three 12:45-1:45pm sessions on March 5, March 12, and March 19, 2014; and submit a video clip of their final small group informal presentation by March 21, 2014. Available only to first and second year students. Note: If you choose to participate in the Debrief Discussions option, you need to click here to notify the FWT Office by Friday, February 7, 2014, and to reserve a spot.
  • Formal Presentation. Learn the fundamentals to a compelling presentation and share your work with the Bennington community. See Presentation Guidelines for details. Participants take part in two preparatory 12:45-1:45pm sessions on February 25 and March 4, 2014; and are required to give a recorded community presentation by April 11, 2014. Available only to juniors, seniors, and all FWT-related grant recipients. Note: If you choose to participate in the Formal Presentation option, you need to click here to notify the FWT Office by Friday, February 7, 2014, and to reserve a spot.

Extension Requests

If you need a one-week extension to complete your final reflective project, you can request this anytime before the day that your reflective project is due. On-time extension requests will not incur academic penalty. Click here to submit your extension request.