Personal Biases Think about a personal bias you have. What is this bias? How do you think this bias might influence the way you teach, plan instruction, or deliver assessments? Why is it important to give tests and score these tests without any biases? What methods might you use to minimize your own biases when teaching, instructing, or assessing students? General Instructions for Journals While journals are less formal than course papers (i.e. you can and should include personal reflection and experiences; use first person, etc.), you should still be sure to use complete sentences and correct grammar and spelling. Journals should be at least one and no longer than three pages in length. You should make specific connections (including APA formatted citations when appropriate) between your personal reflections and examples and the theory, terms, and research being discussed in class.