to ponder a text or genre that interests you and to present your thoughts about it in a way that helps readers understand. You could focus on one text or film or song, or one genre, or the work of one artist. Give enough background information to be sure your reflection makes sense to someone who might not be familiar with your chosen text or artist. But your focus should not be on summarizing the text, but on telling why the text is significant to you. Does the text reflect or shape your personal experience in some way? How has this text shaped the way you think, feel, or live?