I can agree with introspection, and ita importance. I just dont like how many places seem to have that as the only option. Some people just plain do not do good with writing, for whatever reason (not talking about me as you can probably tell if you look at my post count here). If schools that did that offered an option of an essay, or an oral presentation, or a comic/drawing, or just a general guideline of "complete a project (ie: essay, presentation, host a doscussion), in which you demonstrate the impact karate has had on your life/what you consider the key features of karate to be/whatever the essay would be about", i would have no issue with that. But having it as many schools seem to is just unfair to those who have difficulty putting pen to paper to express their thoughts, and didnt sign up for martial arts lessons to become a better writer.